Select Board Actions Taken 06/07/22

Select Board Actions Taken 06/07/22

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 negotiations relative to non-union employees, Town Manager, Fire Chief, Police Chief and 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 (May 17, 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. ACCEPT GIFT FOR AMBULANCE FUND – The Select Board will consider accepting a $100 gift towards the Ambulance Fund from Dawn Dabrowski in appreciation of a service she received from them.

b. ACCEPT GIFT FOR THE LIBRARY – The Select Board will consider accepting a $100 gift from The MRP Project for a donation to the library.

c. STREET NAME REQUEST – Pursuant to General Bylaws Chapter 174, Article II, Street Names, the Select Board will consider approving the street name of “Emerald Drive” for the new street in the Connelly Farm subdivision, off Hayden Rowe. The property is shown on Assessors Map U25, Block 22 Lot A.

d. RESIGNATION – The Select Board will consider accepting the resignation of Sue Pearson from the Council on Aging (associate member).

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

6:45 PM FLAMMABLE LICENSE PUBLIC HEARING – 92 WEST MAIN ST. – GLOBAL MONTELLO 

5. GROUP CORP.

The Select Board will hold a Public Hearing on the application for a license for the storage of flammable and combustible liquids, solids and gas, pursuant Mass. General Laws Ch. 148 sec. 13, submitted by Global Montello Group Corp., for the storage of 42,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline in UST, AST, IBC and drums and 12,000 gallons of Diesel Fuel in UST, AST, IBC and drums. The property is located at 92 West Main St. Hopkinton, MA, as shown on Assessors Map R23, Lot 38-0.

The Select Board approved a license for the storage of flammable and combustible liquids at 92 West Main St. (5-0)

6:55 PM COMMON VICTUALLER AND ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE APPLICATIONS – BLUE SQUARE

6. PIZZA – 30 MAIN STREET

The Select Board will consider issuing a Common Victualler license and an Entertainment license to Troy Sproul for Blue Square Pizza, a new restaurant at 30 Main Street. The restaurant will offer pickup, to-go and counter service. The Entertainment license is for a radio during operating hours.

The Select Board approved a Common Victualler license and a Entertainment license for Blue Square Pizza at 30 Main St. (5-0)

7:00 PM PARADE PERMIT APPLICATION – WICKED 5K – OCTOBER 30, 2022

7. The Select Board will consider approving a parade permit application from the Hopkinton Center for the Arts for the Wicked 5K to be held on October 30th, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. The course starts and ends at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. The course follows Loop Rd. counter-clockwise and also uses the Center Trail and Center Trail extension; no road closures are requested.

The Select Board approved a Parade Permit for the Wicked 5K on 10/30/2022. (5-0)

7:05 PM PROPOSAL TO CREATE A CULTURAL DISTRICT

8. The Cultural Council will describe a proposal and process for creating a Cultural District in Hopkinton.

7:10 PM EMPLOYEE INTRODUCTION

9. Fire Chief William Miller will introduce Gary T. Daugherty Jr. to the Select Board as the Hopkinton Fire Department’s new Deputy Fire Chief.

7:15 PM NEW TOWN EMPLOYEES

10. The Select Board will consider confirming the Town Manager’s appointment of: 

a. Robyn Goldberg as the new Volunteer Coordinator for the Senior Center.

b. Carmen Cifuentes from a per diem to a full time employee.

● The Select Board confirmed the Town Manager’s appointment of Robyn Goldberg as the Volunteer Coordinator at the Senior Center. (5-0)
● The Select Board confirmed the Town Manager’s appointment of Carmen Cifuentes as a full time Dispatcher in the Communications Department. (5-0)

7:20 PM GENERAL OBLIGATION BORROWING

11. The Treasurer/Collector will present to the Select Board for approval of $5,297,501 in Bond Anticipation Notes and $4,881,543 for a long term general obligation borrowing. 

The Select Board approved general obligation borrowing in the form of municipal bonds in the amount of $4,955,000 to support full funding for five capital projects approved at the 2021 and 2019 Annual Town Meetings and authorized as borrowing excluded from the tax levy limit proposition 2 ½, as follows:
2019 ATM Art. 25 – Ladder Truck (Fire) $1,095,000
2019 ATM Art. 51 – Municipal Parking Lot, 25 – 35 Main Street $470,000
2021 ATM Art. 18 – School HVAC Upgrade $325,000
2021 ATM Art. 19 – Hopkins and Middle School Roof Replacement $2,830,000
2021 ATM Art. 20 – Police Station Roof $235,000
And approved $4,881,543 in the form of Bond Anticipation Notes for five capital projects approved at the 2018, 2019, and 2022 Annual Town Meetings as listed below.
2018 ATM Art. 16 – Hayden Rowe Water Main $900,000
2018 ATM Art. 20 – Main Street Corridor $2,150,000
2019 ATM Art. 22 – Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan $85,000
2022 ATM Art. 27 – Air Handling Unit Replacement (School) $475,000
2022 ATM Art. 28 – Fruit Street Field Replacement $1,271,543. (5-0)

7:30 PM PERMANENT BUILDING COMMITTEE UPDATE – CENTER SCHOOL REUSE

12. The Permanent Building Committee will provide an update on the Center School reuse process.

7:40 PM UPPER CHARLES TRAIL COMMITTEE UPDATE

13. The Upper Charles Trail Committee will provide an update on progress and next steps for the planning, design and construction of the Upper Charles Trail, connecting Milford and Ashland.

7:50 PM PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION OF FY 23 GOALS FOR TOWN MANAGER, POLICE CHIEF AND

14. FIRE CHIEF

The Select Board will hold a preliminary discussion of potential FY 23 goals for the Town Manager, Police Chief and Fire Chief. The Board will finalize the goals at the next meeting.

8:00 PM TOWN MANAGER REPORT

15. Town Manager will report on the following:

a. Main Street Corridor Project Update

b. Baypath Humane Society Lease at 66 Fruit Street: Approximately 5 acres of land, situated within approximately 30 acres of land comprising Parcel 8 of the 254 acre property at 66 Fruit Street owned by the Town. The Board will consider approving the proposed payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) and authorizing the Town Manager to sign the proposed Lease. Staff and town counsel recommend approval.

The Select Board approved the PILOT agreement between the Town and Baypath Humane Society and authorized the Town Manager to execute the lease of land at 66 Fruit Street to the Baypath Humane Society. (5-0)

c. Boston Marathon 2022 Invitational Program Update: This year’s program raised $390,065.58 for local non-profits performing humanitarian services in Hopkinton. 

8:05 PM LIAISON REPORTS/BOARD INVITES

16. Board members will consider selecting FY23 liaison assignments. The Board will review invitations received.

Supporting Exhibit: Draft FY 23 Liaison Assignments

8:10 PM FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS

17. Board members will consider identifying future agenda items.

Supporting Exhibit: Board Member Future Agenda Items

8:15 PM ADJOURN

Correspondence to Select Board

1. Board Invite – Hopkinton Pride Parade, June 19, 2022

2. Board Invite – Troop 1 Eagle Court of Honor, June 18, 2022

3. Xfinity Notice 5/6/22

4. Xfinity Notice 5/13/22

5. Xfinity Notice 5/26/22

6. MetroWest Regional Transit Authority – Advisory Board Letter 5/10/22

7. Planning Board Public Hearing Notice – Amendment to Box Mill Rd. Subdivision – June 21, 2022

8. Board of Appeals Public Hearing Notices for 6 Kimball Rd. and 147 Wood St. – June 22, 2022

9. 5-24-22 Letter from Ed Harrow regarding PFAS in Hopkinton’s water supply

Upcoming Select Board Meetings

1. June 21, 2022

2. July 12, 2022

3. August 2, 2022

4. September 6, 2022

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