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February 18, 2021
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Brookline, MA 02445
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Advisory Committee Meeting - Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 pm on Zoom

Thursday, February 18, 2021



Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm via Zoom Meeting

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AGENDA (All times are approximate)

Public Comment

7:30 pm            Members of the public may send written public comments to Lisa Portscher ( Members of the public may sign up to speak during the meeting (2-3 minutes per person, depending on the number of speakers. Please sign up with Lisa Portscher by 5 pm. All public comments are included in the minutes and become part of the public record.

7:45 pm            Presentation of the FY 22 Financial Plan by Town Administrator Mel Kleckner and Deputy Town Administrator Melissa Goff, to be followed by a question-and answer period with Advisory Committee members

8:30 pm            Discussion regarding

                        1. Vetting process for Articles in the Warrant for the 2021 Annual Town Meeting

                        2. Combining AC subcommittee public hearing with Select Board’s for traditionally non-controversial articles (i.e. Wood and Bark, Compensating Balances, Unpaid Bills, etc.)

                        3. Standardizing AC reports and reducing length of Combined Reports

9:00 pm            Other Business

Public comment is welcome only during the public hearing portion of the agenda.  The Advisory Committee welcomes written comments, which will be circulated to members of the Committee if they are sent to no later than 12:00 noon on the day of the meeting. Subcommittees of the Advisory Committee hold public hearings on any matter on which the Advisory Committee makes a recommendation to Town Meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in subcommittee public hearings if they wish to comment on any item under deliberation by the subcommittee. All public comments become part of the public record.

Any member of the public may make an audio or video recording of an open session of a public meeting. They must first notify the chair and must comply with reasonable requirements regarding audio or video equipment established by the chair so as not to interfere with the meeting. 

Michael Sandman, Chair 617-513-8908
Carla Benka, Vice-Chair 617-277-6102