Select Board Actions Taken 09/28/21
6:00 PM CALL TO ORDER
1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
6:05 PM CONSENT AGENDA
2. The Select Board will consider the following consent agenda:
a. MINUTES – The Select Board will consider approving the Minutes of the September 13, 2021 meeting.
The Select Board approved the Consent Agenda. (4-0)
6:06 PM BOSTON MARATHON ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE
3. The Select Board will receive an update from the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) and Public Safety about the road closures relative to the upcoming 125th Boston Marathon to be held on October 11th, 2021. On October 11th, 2021 at 6:30am all roads leading into the downtown area will be closed for general travel. This will be done to create a safe and efficient area for all who are involved in the 125th Boston Marathon. This year will be consistent with recent years prior. The major roads leading into the downtown area will be blocked at the following locations:
i. West Main Street at Lumber Street
ii. Wood Street at Elm Street
iii. Hayden Rowe Street at Chestnut
iv. Ash Street at Blueberry Lane
v. Cedar Street at Legacy Farms North
vi. East Main Street at every intersection
vii. In addition to these locations all roadways that are adjacent to the roads where runners, spectators, volunteers and workers are located will be blocked.
The Select Board approved road closures for the Boston Marathon on 10/11/2021. (4-0)
6:10 PM GOAL PRIORITIZATION
4. The Select Board will consider prioritizing its goals for the year.
6:25 PM FY 2023 BUDGET CALENDAR AND BUDGET MESSAGE
5. The Select Board will consider adopting the FY2023 budget calendar and budget message. The School Committee and Appropriation Committee will join the discussion.
● The Select Board approved the FY 2023 budget calendar. (4-0)
● The School Committee approved the FY 2023 budget calendar. (5-0)
6:35 PM FRUIT STREET WELL # 6 – PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES (PFAS) UPDATE
6. The Select Board will receive an update from the DPW Director and Town Manager that PFAS has been detected at Fruit Street Well #6 at above Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) maximum contaminant level of 20 parts per trillion, including steps towards public notification and possible treatment options. This result is one out of the required three (3) quarterly monthly testing. It is shared out of the need to be transparent, prepared and does not, for now, mean that the Town is technically in violation of the DEP standard.
6:45 PM TOWN MANAGER REPORT
7. The Town Manager will report on the Verizon Cable License Renewal including asking the Select Board to consider delegating to the Town Manager the task of conducting the Town of Hopkinton’s cable television license renewal public hearing.
The Select Board delegated to the Town Manager the task of conducting the Town of Hopkinton’s cable television license renewal public hearing to be held in September or October of 2021, but not later than October 23, 2021, for the limited purpose of providing members of the public and interested persons the opportunity to offer comments on local cable needs and the performance of Verizon to assist in the process of the Town’s consideration of a possible license renewal. The foregoing hearing shall be further limited in accordance with the following: No final actions will be taken at this information gathering hearing and as license Issuing Authority, the Board is required to reserve final decision making authority concerning any future approval or denial of a renewal license and final renewal license decisions; Consistent with the foregoing the Town Manager is delegated to be the hearing officer and may assist with the gathering of information and comments for the hearing record and with continuing ascertainment of renewal needs. (4-0)
7:00 PM ADJOURN