Select Board Actions Taken 04/12/22

Select Board Actions Taken 04/12/22

Agenda Items & Actions Taken:

6:00 PM CALL TO ORDER

1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

6:01 PM PUBLIC FORUM

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

6:10 PM CONSENT AGENDA

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

a. MINUTES – The Select Board will consider approving the Minutes of the April 5, 2022 meeting.

b. MARATHON FUND REQUESTS – The Select Board will consider approving the following fund requests recommended by the Marathon Fund Committee: 1) $4,022, by the Hopkinton High School Track Team to help them fund a Track Timing System which would include two tripods, chips and allows for bluetooth downloads. The vendor will be Free Lap USA. 2) $1,850 from the Hopkinton High School Senior Class

Post Prom Committee to help with the cost of entertainment at the May 13, 2022 post prom party at the High School. The company providing the entertainment is “It’s 2 Cool”.

● The Select Board approved the Minutes of the 4/5/22 meeting and the Marathon Fund request for $4,022 for a Track Timing System for the Hopkinton High School Track Team. (4-0)
● The Select Board approved the Marathon Fund request for $1,850 for entertainment at the post prom party on 5/13/22 for the HHS Senior Class. (3-0-1)

6:15 PM TOWN EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENTS

4. The Select Board will consider:

a. Affirming the Town Manager’s appointment of Joyce Emery as the Administrative Manager, Fire Department, and Nicole Bratsos as the Inspector of Construction, Utilities and Engineering.

b. Interviewing cadets Brennan Grimley and Nicholas Saletnik currently in the police academy and have successfully completed preliminary interviews and background reviews with the Town of Hopkinton.

● The Select Board affirmed the Town Manager’s appointment of Joyce Emery as Administrative Manager, Fire Department. (5-0)
● The Select Board affirmed the Town Manager’s appointment of Nicole Bratsos as Inspector of Construction, Utilities and Engineering. (5-0)
● The Select Board voted to conditionally offer Brennan Grimley a position as a Police Officer for the Town of Hopkinton subject to the successful completion of the academy training. (5-0)
● The Select Board voted to conditionally offer Nicholas Saletnik a position as a Police Officer for the Town of Hopkinton subject to the successful completion of the academy training. (5-0)

6:25 PM BOSTON MARATHON UPDATE/ROAD CLOSURES

5. The Select Board will receive an update from the Boston Athletic Association and from the Police Chief regarding the final plan for the upcoming 126th Boston Marathon to be held on April 18, 2022, including the corresponding road closures on the day of the event.

The Select Board approved the temporary road closures for the Boston Marathon on April 19, 2022 as proposed. (4-0)

6:30 PM REQUEST FOR SIGN APPROVAL IN ROAD RIGHTS OF WAY

6. a. The Select Board will consider the Hopkinton Lions Club request for approval to place 50 to 60 temporary yard sale signs within the road right of way of East Main St., Main St., Cedar St., West Main St., Wood St., South St. and Hayden Rowe. Signs would be placed

on corners and sides of roads; sign dimensions are 10” x 15”. The signs would be placed around April 14 and would be removed on May 14. Zoning Bylaw Sec. 210-178.F states that signs may be displayed within the right of way of the requested streets if authorized by the Select Board. 

b. The Select Board will consider requesting that staff develop a policy for managing requests to the Board for temporary signs in the road right of way, including delegating certain approvals to staff.

The Select Board approved the placement of up to 20 temporary signs within the road rights of way of East Main St., Main St., Cedar St., West Main St., Wood St., South St. and Hayden Rowe, between April 19, 2022 and May 14, 2022. (4-1)

6:35 PM CITIZEN ISSUE – VEHICLE PARKING ON ELECTION DAY

7. The Select Board will review a citizen issue raised at the 4/5/22 meeting regarding the location of parked vehicles in and around the driveway into the Middle School on Election Day.

6:40 PM FY 23 BUDGET UPDATE

8. The Select Board will receive an update on the FY 23 Comprehensive Budget ahead of the Appropriations Committee budget public hearing on April 13, 2022.

The Select Board approved the budget revisions outlined in the Town Manager’s 4/8/22 memo re: Further Revision, Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Comprehensive Budget Transmittal. (5-0)

6:45 PM 2022 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

9. The Select Board will consider the location for the May 2, 2022 Annual Town Meeting, finalizing and voting to sign the Annual Town Meeting Warrant, taking positions on Warrant articles, and reviewing draft Motions. The ATM warrant articles on which the

Board may take positions are: 

FY22 Supplemental Appropriations & Transfers

Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Years

Set the Salary of Elected Officials

Fiscal 2023 Operating Budget

FY23 Revolving Funds Spending Limits

Authorized/Unissued Debt Rescindment

Chapter 90 Highway Funds

Authorize Limited Means Tested Sewer User Discount

Other Post Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund

Transfer to General Stabilization Fund

Transfer to Capital Expense Stabilization Fund

Create School Special Education Reserve Fund

Create School Special Education Reserve Fund

Transfer to School Special Education Reserve Fund

Pay-As-You-Go Capital Expenses

Water Tank Cleaning

Vehicle Replacement (Water Dept.)

MWRA Connection Design Work

PFAS Filtration System Well #6

Fruit Street Well Facility Roof Replacement

Fire Engine 2 Replacement

Woodville Fire Station Repair Work

Air Handling Unit Replacement (Schools)

Fruit Street Turf Field Replacement

Marathon School Addition Cost Increase

Lake Maspenock Dam Area Repair Work

Community Preservation Funds

Community Preservation Recommendations

Land Acquisition, Conroy Property, Saddle Hill Rd.

Land Acquisition, 71 Frankland Rd, Rear

Tax Increment Finance Agreement – Lykan Bioscience

PILOT Agreement, Wilson St. Solar Farm

Supporting Exhibits: Draft Annual Town Meeting Warrant; Draft ATM Motions

● The Select Board voted to increase the number of members on the Commission on Disability proposed in ATM Article 48 to 7. (3-2)
● The Select Board voted to sign the 2022 Annual Town Meeting Warrant. (5-0)
● The Select Board voted to recommend the following Annual Town Meeting articles: (5-0)

FY22 Supplemental Appropriations &
Transfers
Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Years
Set the Salary of Elected Officials
Fiscal 2023 Operating Budget
FY23 Revolving Funds Spending Limits
Authorized/Unissued Debt Rescindment
Chapter 90 Highway Funds
Authorize Petition for Limited Means
Tested Sewer & Water User
Discount
Other Post Employment Benefits Liability
Trust Fund
Transfer to General Stabilization Fund
Transfer to Capital Expense Stabilization
Fund
Air Handling Unit Replacement (Schools)
Fruit Street Turf Field Replacement
Marathon School Addition Cost Increase
Lake Maspenock Dam Area Repair Work
Land Acquisition, Conroy Property,
Saddle Hill Rd.

Create School Special Education Reserve
Fund
Transfer to School Special Education
Reserve Fund
Pay-As-You-Go Capital Expenses
Water Tank Cleaning
Vehicle Replacement (Water Dept.)
MWRA Connection Design Work
PFAS Filtration System Well #6
Fruit Street Well Facility Roof
Replacement
Fire Engine 2 Replacement
Woodville Fire Station Repair Work
Tax Increment Financing Agreement –
Lykan Bioscience
PILOT Agreement, Wilson St. Solar Farm

7:00 PM TOWN MANAGER REPORT

10. Town Manager will report on the following:

a. School Department Power Purchase Agreement with Solect Energy Development: The Select Board will consider authorizing the Town Manager to execute Solar Site Control Agreements with Solect Energy Development, LLC relating to photovoltaic projects at the Marathon, Hopkins, Middle and High Schools.

b. Night Sky Compliance Petition

The Select Board authorized the Town Manager to execute Solar Site Control Agreements with Solect Energy Development, LLC relating to photovoltaic projects at the Marathon, Hopkins, Middle and High Schools. (5-0)

7:10 PM LIAISON REPORTS/BOARD INVITES

11. Supporting Exhibit: FY 22 Liaison Assignments

7:15 PM FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS

12. Board members will identify future agenda items.

Supporting Exhibit: Board Member Future Agenda Items

7:20 PM ADJOURN

Correspondence to Select Board

1. Board of Appeals Public Hearing Notices – 85 Downey St. and 17 Cross St.

Upcoming Select Board Meetings

1. April 19, 2022

2. May 2, 2022 (Annual Town Meeting)

3. May 17, 2022

4. June 7, 2022

5. June 21, 2022

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