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SELECT BOARD CALENDAR II
(addition of warrant articles 23 and 24)
05/10/2022 | HYBRID MEETING
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ORGANIZATION OF THE SELECT BOARD
Reorganization of Select Board leadership.
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.
Up to fifteen minutes for public comment shall be scheduled each meeting. Persons wishing to speak may sign up in advance beginning on the Friday preceding the meeting or may sign up in person at the meeting. Speakers will be taken up in the order they sign up. Advance registration is available by calling the Select Board’s office at 617-730-2202 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The full Policy on Public Comment is available at http://www.brooklinema.gov/376/Meeting-Policies
Approval of miscellaneous items, licenses, vouchers, and contracts.
Question of approving the meeting minutes from April 26, 2022.
Question of approving the authorization to hire request to backfill the following position in the Police Department:
Chief Emergency Telecom Dispatcher (T-07)
Question of approving the authorization to hire request to backfill the Assistant Treasurer (T-07) in the Finance Department.
Question of approving the authorization to hire request to backfill the following position in the Legal Department:
Senior Paralegal Secretary (C-09)
Question of approving the authorization to hire request to backfill the following positions in the Library Department:
Business Manager-Library (KA-05)
Assistant Director of Technology (T-10)
Question of approving the authorization to hire requests to backfill the following positions in the Recreation Department:
Supervisor of Recreational Building Operations (T-7)
Recreation Leader - Environmental Ed (GN-07)
Equipment Repair and Maintenance Tech (GN-07)
Question of accepting a grant from the Lauren Dunn Astley Memorial Fund for the AWARE After School Youth Training program in the amount of $2,000.
Question of approving the following donations to the Brookline Asian American Family Network for the annual Asian American Essay Contest Awards Ceremony and AAPI Heritage Month Celebration that is being held on Wednesday May 11th.
Question of approving the proclamation for Children's Mental Health Awareness Week and Month.
Question of approving the proclamation for National Public Works Week from May 15 - May 21, 2022.
Question of approving a contract with Cassidy Bros. Forge, Inc. for the supply and installation of replicated doors and hardware at the historic, masonry crypt tombs in the Old Burying Ground in the amount of $49,067.00.
Question of approving Extra Work Order #1 associated with contract PW/20-02 Repair and Installation of Chain Link Fencing (R.A.D Corp. d/b/a R.A.D Sports) in the amount of $23,570.50 for additional work required for fence repair due to damage that has occurred during snow response.
Question of approving Extra Work Order #1 associated with contract PW/21-07 Beacon Street and General Grounds Maintenance (Leahy Landscaping, Inc.) in the amount of $12,000 for additional hourly work to assist with landscaping maintenance.
Question of approving Extra Work Order #1 associated with contract PW/20-01 School Grounds Maintenance (Park Landscape Associates, Inc.) in the amount of $25,474.00 for costs associated with additional hourly work to assist with landscaping maintenance at Walnut Hills Cemetery and for emergency snow removal at Baker School and Old Lincoln School.
Question of approving Extra Work Order #2 associated with contract PW/20-03 Upkeep of Trees and Related Work (North-Eastern Tree Service) in the amount of $101,880.00 for costs associated with additional forestry landscape services, tree removal and replacement in Walnut Hills Cemetery and public parks and open spaces.
Question of approving a Temporary Wine and Malt Beverages Non-Sales License to The Larz Anderson Auto Museum to be held on May 12, 2022 for a Non-Profit Fundraiser from 6:00PM – 9:00PM at 15 Newton Street. 500 people are expected to attend.
Question of approving a Temporary Wine and Malt Beverages Non-Sales License to Artbarn Community Theatre to be held on May 14, 2022 for a Fundraising Dinner from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM at 16 Emerson Street. 100 people are expected to attend.
Question of approving a Temporary Wine and Malt Beverages Non-Sales License to The Larz Anderson Auto Museum to be held on May 15, 2022 for a Corporate Cocktail Reception from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM at 15 Newton Street. 75 people are expected to attend.
Question of approving a Temporary All Alcoholic Beverages Non-Sales License to The Larz Anderson Auto Museum to be held on May 24, 2022 for a Corporate Dinner from 6:00PM – 10:00PM at 15 Newton Street. 20 people are expected to attend.
Review and potential vote on Calendar Items
FIRE DEPARTMENT PROMOTIONS
Question of approving the following promotions in the Fire Department:
Firefighter Andy Carvalho to Lieutenant
Lieutenant Paul M. Canney to Captain
PERSONNEL BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
Question of authorizing an increase in wage and salary schedules for Non-Union Employees.
Question of approving changes to benefits and working conditions for positions on the Mid Management Professional/Technical Pay Plan.
SELECT BOARD COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
Discussion and possible vote on the Select Board Board/Commission/Committee assignments for 2022/2023.
REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
Question of appointing an acting Registrar of Voters.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE MUNICIPAL FLEET
Presentation on the electrification of the municipal vehicle fleet from Jesse Gray, Zero Emissions Advisory Board Chair.
WARRANT ARTICLES - PUBLIC HEARING
Public Hearing, discussion, and possible vote on the following Warrant Articles for the May 24, 2022 Annual Town Meeting:
Warrant Article 3 - Compensating Balances
Warrant Article 24 – Ban Artificial Turf
Further review and possible vote on the following Warrant Articles for the 2022 Annual Town Meeting:
Warrant Article 8 - Budget
Warrant Article 9 - Living Wage
Warrant Article 11 - Retiree COLA Increase
Warrant Article 12 - CDICR Complaint
Warrant Article 14 - Special Permit Conditions
Warrant Article 23 – Reso on Artificial Turf
Warrant Article 24 - Ban Artificial Turf
Warrant Article 25 - Single-Use Plastic
Warrant Article 26 - Park and Rec Commission
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