Select Board Actions Taken 09/01/20
Agenda Items & Actions Taken:
6:00 PM CALL TO ORDER – EXECUTIVE SESSION
i. To approve executive session minutes.
ii. To consider strategy with respect to the lease, sale or value of real property in relation to Main Street parking – 25/35 Main Street.
6:30 PM OPEN SESSION – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
6:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING – STREET ACCEPTANCE – LEGACY FARMS NORTH – WILL BE POSTPONED TO 8:00 PM
6:35 PM PUBLIC FORUM
6:40 PM COVID-19 UPDATE
6:50 PM CONSENT AGENDA
i. The Select Board will consider approving the Minutes of the August 18, 2020 Select Board Meeting.
ii. The Select Board will consider accepting a $500.00 gift to the Fire Department from Albert & Karen Irvine, Cramerton, NC.
iii. The Select Board will consider accepting the deed of M.G. Kane Properties Inc. and approve the acceptance by the Town of Hopkinton Conservation Commission of care, custody, management and control of the 3.1 acres of land off Lumber Street. The land is being donated to the Town. The Conservation Commission voted on 8/25/20 to accept care, custody, management and control of the parcel.
The Select Board approved items 1 and 3 of the Consent Agenda. (5-0)
The Select Board approved item 2 of the Consent Agenda. (5-0)
6:55 PM ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS
The Select Board will make annual appointments to boards and committees: Community Preservation Committee, Permanent Building Committee, Upper Charles Trail Committee
● The Select Board appointed Christopher Alicandro to an at-large position on the Community Preservation Committee, to a term expiring 6/30/2023. (5-0)
● The Select Board appointed Daniel McIntyre and Curtis Smithson to the Permanent Building Committee, to terms expiring 6/30/2023. (5-0)
● The Select Board appointed Jim Ciriello to the Upper Charles Trail Committee (Conservation Commission representative), to a term expiring 6/30/2023. (5-0)
7:05 PM FY 2021 BUDGET UPDATES; 2020 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
The Select Board will consider 2021 budget updates. The Select Board will discuss the Sept. 12, 2020 Annual Town Meeting and take positions on articles. The Select Board will discuss town meeting presentations.
● The Select Board voted to recommend approval of Article 20 on the Annual Town Meeting Warrant. (3-0)
● The Select Board voted to approve the changes to the motions for Articles 1 and 6 as discussed and to affirm its recommendations on these articles. (5-0)
7:40 PM OPEN MEETING LAW COMPLAINT
The Select Board will review and discuss an Open Meeting Law complaint filed by Darlene Hayes on August 20, 2020 regarding the Select Board meeting on August 18, 2020, and determine whether remedial action is necessary.
The Select Board determined there was not a violation of the Open Meeting Law and therefore, no remedial action is required; and authorized Town Counsel and the Town Manager to prepare a response to the complainant and the Attorney General. (5-0)
8:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING – STREET ACCEPTANCE – LEGACY FARMS NORTH
The Select Board will hold a public hearing pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 82 Section 21, to discuss accepting and laying out the following street as a public way: Legacy Farms North. An article on the warrant for the Sept. 12, 2020 annual town meeting proposes acceptance of the street as a public way.
The Select Board closed the public hearing. (5-0)
8:20 PM TOWN MANAGER REPORT
a. Main Street Corridor Project Update.
b. Green Communities Grant Award
LIAISON REPORTS/BOARD INVITES
FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS
Correspondence to the Select Board
1. Commonwealth of MA Search for Lease Space
2. Xfinity Notice/Update
3. “Let’s Chalk About Change” Event – Sept. 2, 2020
4. Board of Appeals Public Hearing Notice – 25 & 35 Main St.
5. Planning Board Public Hearing Notice – Deer Ridge Est., Lincoln St. & Cedar St. Ext.
6. Green Communities Grant Award Notice
Materials for this Meeting:
Related News Articles:
- Read “Town counsel: Select Board did not violate open meeting law with anonymous comments” on the Hopkinton Independent’s website.
- Read “Select Board roundup: Developer continues prep work around Legacy Farms Road North” on the Hopkinton Independent’s website.