Select Board Actions Taken 03/15/22

Select Board Actions Taken 03/15/22

Agenda Items & Actions Taken:

6:00 PM CALL TO ORDER

1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

a. 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.

b. To approve executive session Minutes (2/8/2022).

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 CONSENT AGENDA

4. The Select Board will consider the following consent agenda:

a. MINUTES – The Select Board will consider approving the Minutes of the 03/01/2022 meeting.

b. ACCEPT GIFT DONATION TO THE LIBRARY- The Select Board will consider accepting four donations to the Hopkinton Public Library, three in the memory of Arthur Gendron-two for $100, one from Merilyn Sullivan and the other from ACHE of Massachusetts, and a $25 donation from Marie Burison. A $35 donation was received in the memory of Jacqueline Murray from J. B. Berger.

The Select Board approved the Consent Agenda. (4-0)

6:45 PM PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIVITY SURVEY RESULTS

5. The Select Board will hear a presentation from Gary Trendel, Chair, Planning Board, on the results of a Pedestrian Connectivity survey.

7:00 PM TOWN HALL DISPLAY IN SUPPORT OF UKRAINE

6. The Select Board will consider a visual display on the exterior of Town Hall in support of the people of Ukraine.

7:05 PM FY 23 COMPREHENSIVE BUDGET

7. The Select Board will consider adopting the Town Manager’s proposed FY 23 Comprehensive Budget and submit it to the Appropriation Committee.

The Select Board voted to adopt the Town Manager’s FY 23 Comprehensive Budget and to submit it to
the Appropriation Committee. (4-0)

7:10 PM 2022 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT AND ARTICLES

8. The Select Board will review the draft Annual Town Meeting warrant and consider discussing its own annual town meeting articles. Articles remaining to be discussed:

● F23-6, F23-7 & F23-8 pertaining to PEG Access and Cable Related Fund accounts for HCAM;

● F23-9 Unauthorized/Unissued Debt Rescindment;

● F23-15 and F23-16 pertaining to creation of School Special Education Reserve Fund;

● C-15 Lake Maspenock Dam Area Repair Work;

● C-16 Funding for the Terry Farmhouse;

● A-3 ADA Commission;

● A-5 Prudent Investment Legislation;

● A-6 Tax Increment Finance Agreement – Lykan Bioscience;

● A-7 PILOT Agreement, Wilson St. Solar Farm.

7:15 PM COVID-19 UPDATE

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

7:25 PM TOWN MANAGER REPORT

10. Town Manager will report on the following:

● PFAS LITIGATION – The Select Board will consider and potentially vote to enter into, and authorize the Town Manager to sign on behalf of the Town, a proposed retainer agreement with the Law Firm of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, for evaluation, advice, and prosecution of all available legal claim s against any and all parties individuals and/or corporations that may be liable under the law for injuries and/or property damages suffered by the town arising out of the contamination of water supplies by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and 1,4 – Dioxane or other similar substances. Town counsel and staff have reviewed this request and recommend approval.

The Select Board voted to to enter into, and authorize the Town Manager to sign on behalf of the
Town, a proposed retainer agreement with the Law Firm of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, for evaluation,
advice, and prosecution of all available legal claim s against any and all parties individuals and/or
corporations that may be liable under the law for injuries and/or property damages suffered by the
town arising out of the contamination of water supplies by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
and 1,4 – Dioxane or other similar substances. (4-0)

7:30 PM LIAISON REPORTS/BOARD INVITES

11. Supporting Exhibit: FY 22 Liaison Assignments

7:35 PM FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS

12. Board members will identify future agenda items.

7:40 PM ADJOURN

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