Select Board Actions Taken 02/02/21

Select Board Actions Taken 02/02/21

Agenda Items & Actions Taken:

6:00 PM CALL TO ORDER

1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

  • i. Pursuant to M.G.L. c.30A, §21(a) (Purpose 3) to consider strategy with respect to collective bargaining relative to DPW, Police, Fire and Library Unions, because an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the Board.
  • ii. Approve executive session Minutes.

6:30 PM CALL TO ORDER – OPEN SESSION

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

6:31 PM PUBLIC FORUM

3. Residents are invited to share ideas, opinions or ask questions regarding Town Government.

6:40 PM COVID-19 UPDATE

4. The Select Board will receive an update on the Town’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

6:50 PM CONSENT AGENDA

  • i. MINUTES – The Select Board will consider approving the Minutes of the January 19, 2021 meeting.
  • ii. RESIGNATION – The Select Board will consider accepting the resignation of Smriti Choudhury from the Board of Appeals (Associate Member).

The Select Board approved the Consent Agenda. (5-0)

6:51 PM EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION

6. The Select Board will recognize Don MacAdam, Conservation Administrator, who has retired after 20 years of service to the Town.

6:55 PM BOARD/COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT

7. The Select Board will consider appointing Barbara Kessler to the Tax Relief Committee, to a term expiring 6/30/2023. There is one vacancy on the Committee.

The Select Board appointed Barbara Kessler to the Tax Relief Committee, to a term expiring 6/30/2023. (5-0)

7:00 PM HOPKINTON EMERGENCY FUND

8. A representative of the Hopkinton Emergency Fund will be present to describe the organization and its mission.

7:05 PM CAPITAL AND BUDGET HEARINGS

9. The Select Board will conduct budget and capital hearings with the Police Department, Fire Department, Communications Department and Department of Public Works.

7:30 PM 2021 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

10. The Select Board will review the language of its own Annual Town Meeting articles, as follows: 1) Trench Safety Officer Bylaw; 2) Street Opening Permits; 3) Obstructing Public Way/Streets and Sidewalks; 4) Dog Licensing Bylaw Amendment.
Draft Articles – New Trench Safety Officer Bylaw, Street Opening Permits, Obstructing Public Way/Streets and Sidewalks, Dog Licensing

7:40 PM TOWN MANAGER REPORT
i. Main Street Corridor Project

7:45 PM LIAISON REPORTS/BOARD INVITES

7:50 PM FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS

7:55 PM ADJOURN

Correspondence to Select Board

1. Board of Appeals Public Hearing Notice – 1 Gina Drive

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