January 11, 2022
Select Board Meeting 1.11.22 at 5 PM via Zoom
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
SELECT BOARD CALENDAR II
01/11/2022 | REMOTE MEETING
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- Heather A. Hamilton – Chair
- Raul Fernandez – Vice Chair
- Bernard W. Greene
- John VanScoyoc
- Miriam Aschkenasy
- Melvin A. Kleckner – Town Administrator
Question of entering into Executive Session for the reasons stated in items 2 and 3.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - LITIGATION
For the purpose of discussing litigation strategy in the matter of a Charge of Prohibited Practice to the Department of Labor Relations by the Brookline Police Union.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - EXECUTIVE SESSION MINUTES
Question of approving the Executive Session meeting minutes from January 4, 2022.
Select Board to announce recent and/or upcoming Events of Community Interest.
Public Comment period for citizens who requested to speak to the Board regarding Town issues not on the Calendar.
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Approval of miscellaneous items, licenses, vouchers, and contracts.
Question of approving the meeting minutes from Tuesday, December 21, 2021.
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for an Administrative/Accounting Assistant (C-8) in the Public Safety Business Office for the Police and Fire Departments.
Question of approving Amendment #18 to the contract between the Town of Brookline and Jonathan Levi Architects for added survey services in the alley associated with the Driscoll School Project in the amount of $1,523.78.
Question of approving Change Order #6 to the contract between the Town of Brookline and Gilbane Building Company for added waterproofing, structural steel revisions and clarifications to the reflected ceiling plans, and a credit for not painting in the temporary play areas in the amount of $87,492.
Question of approving GMP Change Order #18/PCCO 025 with Skanska for miscellaneous changes to the Brookline High School Expansion Project in the amount of -$1,298.
Question of approving Change Order #9 with CTA for work on the Tappan Gym and 3rd Floor Renovation for the Brookline High School Expansion Project in the amount of $120,126.
Question of approving Change Order #5 with NB Kenney for deferred maintenance on the Brookline High School Expansion Project in the amount of $40,310.
Question of approving Contract No. PW/22-07 with Dagle Electric for Phase 1 Accessible Pedestrian Signal Improvements in the amount of $187,781.
Question of approving the following Reserve Fund transfer request from the Building Department to cover a deficit in the Town Hall complex outside cleaning services account in the amount of $68,500.
Question of approving the following budget transfer within the Building Department for a total amount of $112,860:
From: 25002510 Town 510101 Personnel $37,620
To: 25002510 Town 522400 Repair & Maintenance $37,620
From: 25003430 School 510101 Personnel $75,240
To: 25003430 School 522400 Repair & Maintenance $75,240
Question of approving the following budget transfer within the Police Department budget in the total amount of $133,400:
From: 21002020 Patrol 510101 Permanent Full Time $54,900
To: 21002010 Police Admin 539035 Uniforms $54,900
From 21002020 Patrol 510101 Permanent Full time $32,000
To: 21002010 Police Admin 539031 Public Safety Supplies $32,000
From: 21002020 Patrol 510101 Permanent Full Time $6,000
To: 21002010 Police Admin 531012 Office Supplies $6,000
From: 21002020 Patrol 510101 Permanent Full Time $40,500
To: 21002010 Police Admin 551099 Educational Training $40,500
Question of accepting a grant from the Department of Mental Health for the CIT-TTAC in the Police Department which will provide training in FY22 and an expansion of technical assistance capacity in the amount of $246,012.
Question of accepting a gift from the Korean Church of Boston to the Brookline Fire Department in the amount of $400.
Question of accepting a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for the Recycling Dividends Program in the amount of $48,000.
Question of approving a gift from the Brookline Community Foundation to the Brookline MLK Celebration Committee to support the 2022 MLK Celebration on January 17, 2022 in the amount of $800.
Question of authorizing $15,700 to be allocated to the BCA in account 1220SG04 (Arts Council) for a municipal match to support the community's art initiatives in 2022.
Question of accepting a grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Disability's FY22 Municipal ADA Improvement Grant Program to fund the retrofit installation of APS pedestrian push buttons and count down timers at the intersections of Harvard Street at Stedman Street and Williams Street in the amount of $18,382.
Question of authorizing the Town Administrator to execute a gas supply contract on or around January 11, 2022.
Review and potential vote on Calendar Items
Update from Acting Health Director Pat Maloney.
COVID-19 EMERGENCY BUDGET
Question of approving the emergency COVID-19 budget as prepared by the Deputy Town Administrator using American Rescue Plan funds.
APPOINTMENT OF AN ACTING CHIEF OF POLICE
Question of approving the appointment of an Acting Chief of Police.
Question of temporarily delegating appointing authority to the Town Administrator for police promotions.
POLICE STUDENT OFFICERS REQUEST
Question of approving the request to appoint five student officers in the Police Department.
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - INTERVIEWS
The following candidates for appointment/reappointment to Boards and Commissions will appear for interview:
Police Commissioner's Advisory Committee
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATION
Update on 2021 Storefront Survey and Coolidge Corner & JFK Crossing Rapid Recovery Plan.
CLIMATE ACTION COMMITTEE STRUCTURE
Question of approving the proposed changes to the structure of the Select Board's Climate Action Committee.
Question of approving the filing of bills to allow the following home rule petitions as a result of Town Meeting action:
- Select Board delegating licensing authority
- Hybrid Town Meetings
- In-person quorum exemption
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING/ELECTION
Question of setting the dates for the 2022 Annual Town Meeting and Town Election.
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