Select Board Actions Taken 12/20/22

Select Board Actions Taken 12/20/22

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 Communications Unions because an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the Board;

b. To approve executive session Minutes (12/6/2022).

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. APPROVE MINUTES – The Select Board will consider approving the Minutes of the 12/06/2022 meeting.

b. ACCEPT RESIGNATIONS – The Select Board will consider accepting the resignations of:

● Patricia Srodawa from the Council on Aging effective December 31, 2022;

● Linda Muri from the Veteran’s Celebration Committee.

c. APPROVE PARADE PERMIT APPLICATION – The Select Board will consider approving a Parade Permit application from the Hoyt Foundation for the first Dick Hoyt Memorial 5 Mile Road Race to be held on May 27, 2023 at 10 am. The race starts and ends at the Marathon School with partial road closures that are to be discussed with the Police Department.

d. 127TH BOSTON MARATHON INVITATIONAL ENTRIES: The Board will assign one invitational entry each to Hopkinton Freedom Team Inc., Hopkinton Parent Teacher Organization and Hopkinton’s Women Club. The BAA has made 3 additional Invitational Entries available to the Town. These three organizations applied for and were randomly unsuccessful when the Town conducted the random distribution.

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

6:50 PM BOARD/COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

5. The Select Board will consider making appointments to the following boards and committees:

a. Hopkinton Cultural Council (1 vacancy, term expires 3 years from date of appointment) – Applicants: Sheila J. Frackleton, Keerthika Deepala.

b. Veterans Celebration Committee (2 vacancies, terms expire 6/30/23) – Applicant: Randall Kramer

● The Select Board appointed Keerthika Deepala to the Cultural Council, to a term expiring 12/20/2025. (5-0)

● The Select Board appointed Randall Kramer to the Veterans Celebration Committee, to a term expiring 6/30/2025. (5-0)

6:55 PM NEW TOWN EMPLOYEE

6. The Select Board will consider confirming the Town Manager’s appointment of Ayako Barnum as a Senior Library Assistant.

Supporting Exhibits: Application Materials

The Select Board confirmed the Town Manager’s appointment of Ayako Barnum as Senior Library
Assistant. (5-0)

7:00 PM ANNUAL ALCOHOL LICENSE RENEWAL – HOPKINTON TENNIS & SWIM CLUB, LUMBER

7. STREET

The Select Board will consider renewing the General On-Premises All Alcoholic Beverages License for the Hopkinton Tennis & Swim Club. Applicant is requesting a waiver for requirements to produce current Fire Dept. Safety Inspection Certificate, Liquor Liability Insurance Certificate, Workers Comp. Insurance Certificate, Employee ID Number, and TIPS Certifications, as the premises has not been constructed.

Supporting Exhibits: Application Materials

The Select Board renewed the Section 12 On-Premises All Alcoholic Beverages License for Hopkinton
Tennis & Swim Club and granted the requested waivers. (5-0)

7:05 PM CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING – NEW UTILITY POLES – NSTAR ELECTRIC COMPANY

8. dba EVERSOURCE ENERGY, CLINTON STREET

The Select Board will hold a continued public hearing on a petition for utility pole/poles location on Clinton Street as follows:

● Northeasterly side approximately 1641± southeast of Partridge Road – Install six (6) poles 36/88, 36/89, 36/90, 36/91, 39/92, 36/92A.

● Southwesterly side approximately 1637± northwest of Country Road – Install one (1) pole 39/92B

Supporting Exhibits: Petition and Plans; Permitting Team Comments

The Select Board approved the utility pole petition with the layout as depicted on revised plans with
the condition that there be no double poles. (5-0)

7:15 PM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE 2 UPDATE

9. The Select Board will receive an update from the Elementary School Building Committee 2 on the Elmwood School project.

7:35 PM SOLECT -PARKING LOT CANOPY

10. The Select Board will consider authorizing the Town Manager to sign the Power Purchase Agreements and Leases with Solect Energy Development LLC for the canopy photovoltaic projects at the Middle School and High School., The School Department and Town

Manager have negotiated Power Purchase Agreements and Leases with Solect Energy Development, LLC for canopy photovoltaic projects at the Middle and High Schools. All agreements are ready for execution by the parties. The Leases are subject to Town Meeting approval.

Supporting Exhibits: Middle School and High School Lease Agreements and Power Purchase Agreements

The Select Board authorized the Town Manager to execute Power Purchase Agreements and Leases
with Solect Energy Development, LLC relating to canopy photovoltaic projects at the Middle and High
Schools, subject to final review and edits by Town Counsel, the Town Manager and the School
Department Director of Finance & Operations. (5-0)

7:45 PM NEW POLICE OFFICER

11. The Select Board will interview and consider appointing Nicholas Walker as a Police Officer in the Town of Hopkinton.

Supporting Exhibits: Application Materials

The Select Board appointed Nicholas Walker as a Police Officer for the Town of Hopkinton. (5-0)

7:55 PM AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS FOR POLE, WIRE AND ANTENNA LOCATION

12. PETITIONS

The Select Board will review proposed amendments to its Regulations for Pole and Wire Locations, and consider adopting new Appendices relating to Small Wireless Facilities. 

 Supporting Exhibits: Regulations for Pole, Wire and Antenna Location Petitions

The Select Board approved the amendments to the Regulations for Pole, Wire & Antenna Location
Petitions. (5-0)

8:00 PM 2023 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

13. The Select Board will consider voting to open the Annual Town Meeting Warrant on Jan. 1, 2023. The Warrant will close on January 31, 2023 in accordance with the Town Charter. The Select Board will consider discussing its potential Annual Town Meeting articles, including proposed amendments to the Leash Law. 

Supporting Exhibits: Draft Amendments to Leash Law; Annual Town Meeting Timeline

● The Select Board voted to open the May 1, 2023 Annual Town Meeting Warrant on January 1, 2023
and to close the warrant on January 31, 2023. (5-0)
● The Select Board voted to submit an amendment to the Leash Law into the 2023 Annual Town
Meeting Warrant. (5-0)

8:20 PM TOWN MANAGER REPORT

14. Town Manager will report on the following:

a. Main Street Corridor Project

b. FY 24 Participatory Capital Budgeting Rules

c. Local Business Support Earmark Grant Announcement

d. Income Support Grant Program Update

e. FY 24 Budget Update

Supporting Exhibits: Town Manager Report

8:30 PM LIAISON REPORTS/BOARD INVITES

15. Supporting Exhibit: FY 23 Liaison Assignments

8:35 PM FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS

16. Board members will identify future agenda items.

Supporting Exhibit: Board Member Future Agenda Items

8:40 PM ADJOURN

Correspondence to Select Board

1. Letter dated 12/9/22 to School Committee & Select Board from Jennifer Halliday, Hopkinton SEPAC

Upcoming Select Board Meetings

1. January 10, 2023

2. January 24, 2023

3. January 31, 2023

4. February 7, 2023

5. February 14, 2023

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