Select Board Actions Taken 12/01/20
Agenda Items & Actions Taken:
5:30 PM CALL TO ORDER – EXECUTIVE SESSION
i. To consider approval of executive session Minutes (10/20/20).
ii. Pursuant to M.G.L. c.30A, §21(a) (Purpose 6) t o consider strategy with respect to the purchase, lease, sale or value of real property in relation to the former Liberty Mutual property (Frankland Rd.), two properties numbered 0 Hayden Rowe, East Main St. (Mezitt) property, and the lease of property on East Main St. to the 26.2 Foundation, because an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the Board.
6:00 PM CALL TO ORDER – OPEN SESSION – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
6:01 PM PUBLIC FORUM
6:10 PM COVID-19 UPDATE & PUBLIC HEALTH AGENT
The Select Board will receive an update on the Town’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and discuss Health Department resources.
The Select Board approved the hiring of a Public Health Agent. (5-0)
6:25 PM CONSENT AGENDA
i. MINUTES – The Select Board will consider approving the Minutes of the 11/10/20 meeting.
ii. GIFTS – The Select Board will consider accepting the following gifts: 1) two picnic tables from the Hopkinton Trails Club, costing $350 in total, with the tables to be placed near the pond on the Pratt fields; 2) $100 to the Library from the Hopkinton Trails Club toward the purchase of trail use-related literature; 3) $250 to the Ambulance Fund from William Scott Ober and Gayle Ober, 17 Fawn Ridge Rd.
iii. RESIGNATION – The Select Board will consider accepting the resignation of Christine Remby from the Historical Commission.
● The Select Board approved Consent Agenda items i, ii (1), ii (2), and iii. (5-0)
● The Select Board accepted a $250 gift to the Ambulance Fund from William Scott Ober and Gayle Ober. (5-0)
6:30 PM I-495/I-90 INTERCHANGE PROJECT – RESIDENT CONCERNS/MITIGATION DISCUSSION
The Select Board will hear from representatives of the Hopkinton North Woods Coalition regarding potential impacts of the I-495/I-90 Interchange Project on surrounding neighborhoods, and proposed mitigation measures. The Select Board will consider supporting mitigation measures.
6:45 PM HOST COMMUNITY AGREEMENT – PERKIN ELMER, INC. – MARIJUANA RESEARCH FACILITY – 5 PARKWOOD DRIVE
The Select Board will consider approving a Host Community Agreement with PerkinElmer, Inc. at 5 Parkwood Drive, for a Marijuana Research Facility.
The Select Board approved a Host Community Agreement with PerkinElmer, Inc. for a Marijuana Research Facility at 5 Parkwood Drive. (5-0)
6:55 PM SUSTAINABLE GREEN COMMITTEE CHARGE
The Select Board will consider a request from the Sustainable Green Committee to modify the Committee Charge.
The Select Board approved the revised Charge for the Sustainable Green Committee. (5-0)
7:00 PM TAX CLASSIFICATION HEARING
The Select Board will hold a public hearing to determine the percentage of local tax levy to be borne by each class of real and personal property, in accordance with MGL Chapter 40 Section 56.
● The Select Board voted not to implement a Residential Factor for 2021. (5-0)
● The Select Board voted: (5-0)
● Not to implement an Open Space Discount for 2021;
● Not to implement a Residential Exemption for 2021;
● Not to implement a Small Commercial Exemption for 2021;
● To implement a Single Tax Rate for 2021.
7:15 PM ANNUAL LICENSE RENEWALS
The Select Board will consider renewing annual licenses for the following businesses:
● Class I & II Licenses – Bulldog Fire Apparatus, Hoptown Auto Sales, Main Street Service Center, Whitehall Auto Sales, WSAB Enterprise
● Section 12 All-Alcohol On Premises License – Hopkinton Tennis & Swim Club
● The Select Board approved the renewal of a Section 12 General On-Premises All-Alcohol License for the Hopkinton Tennis & Swim Club, 27 Lumber St. with waivers of certain document submissions, as the premises has not been constructed. (5-0)
● The Select Board approved the renewal of a Class I License for Bulldog Fire Apparatus at 17 Winter Street. (5-0)
● The Select Board approved the renewal of Class II Licenses for: (5-0)
● Village Service Centers Inc. DBA Hopkinton Auto Sales, 60 Main St.
● John Incardone DBA Main Street Service Center, 96 Main St.
● Thomas White, Whitehall Auto Sales, 34R Spring St.
● Donald Crawford DBA WSAB Enterprise, 32 East Main St.
7:25 PM SELECT BOARD RULES OF PROCEDURE
The Select Board will consider modifications to its adopted Rules of Procedure.
The Select Board approved revised Rules of Procedure. (5-0)
7:45 PM MAPC PLEDGE
The Select Board will continue its review of the MAPC “Pledge, Principles, and Actions on Systemic Racism in Our Communities and Violence in Law Enforcement”.
8:00 PM QUARTERLY DEPOSIT & INVESTMENT REPORT – TOWN TREASURER/COLLECTOR
The Select Board will receive an update from Chris Heymanns, Town Treasurer/Collector, on the Quarterly Deposit & Investment Report, period Ending 09/30/2020.
8:10 PM TOWN MANAGER REPORT
i. Main Street Corridor Project Update
ii. Review/Approve Hazard Mitigation – Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan
iii. Potential ATM 2021 General Bylaw Amendments (Depositing of Leaves & Debris; Trench Safety Officer Bylaw; Dog Licensing; Street Opening Permits)
iv. Insurance Advisory Committee: Select Board will consider delegating the authority to affirm the Retiree Member to the Town Manager.
● The Select Board approved the 2020 Hazard Mitigation – Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan. (5-0)
● The Select Board delegated the authority to affirm the Retiree member of the Insurance Advisory Committee to the Town Manager. (5-0)
8:30 PM LIAISON REPORTS/BOARD INVITES
8:35 PM FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS
8:40 PM ADJOURN
Correspondence to Select Board
1. Invitation – Giving Tuesday Virtual Gathering with Mental Health Collaborative, Dec. 1, 2020
2. Eversource Gas Rate Adjustment Fact Sheet
3. Board of Appeals Notices of Decision – 24 Downey St. & 53 Grove St.
4. Changes to Xfinity Services and Prices
5. Planning Board Decisions: 1) Scenic Road, Fruit St.; 2) Subdivision, Leonard St.; 3) Subdivision, Chester St.
6. Planning Board Public Hearing Notice – Chamberlain St. & Whalen Rd. Subdivision Plan Amendment
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Related News Articles:
- Read “Health director reports jump to 47 active COVID cases: ‘We’re seeing significant increases every day’” on the Hopkinton Independent’s website.
- Read “Select Board wants to hear from police about MAPC pledge to address systemic racism” on the Hopkinton Independent’s website.
- Read “Select Board roundup: Updated rules include requirement for speakers to be identified; downtown project has contractor” on the Hopkinton Independent’s website