October 12, 2021
Select Board Meeting 10.12.21 at 5:30 PM via Zoom
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Question of entering into Executive Session for the reasons listed in items 2 and 3.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - LITIGATION
For the purpose of discussing litigation strategy in the case of 107-111 Cypress Street Realty Trust, Henry R. Lewis, Trustee v. Town of Brookline, Superior Court Case No. 19-0361.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - EXECUTIVE SESSION MINUTES
Question on approving the following executive session meeting minutes:
August 27, 2021
September 21, 2021
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:
October 5, 2021
August 27, 2021
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for a Senior Maintenance Craftsperson/Electrician in the Public Building's Division of the Building Department.
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for a Project Manager (T-10) in the Construction/Renovation Division of the Building Department.
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for a Library Assistant II in the Circulation Division of the Library.
Question of approving the Addendum to the Youth Pass Program Agreement between the MBTA and the Town of Brookline.
Question of awarding and executing an extra work order in the amount of $19,887.17 with Klopfer Martin Design Group (KMDG), 69 Canal Street, 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02114, for work at Larz Anderson Park in line with the Town's Parks and Open Space Capital Improvement Plan and overall Master Plan for the Park.
Question of approving PW / 20-21 Reconstruction of Clinton Road a MassDOT Chapter 90 Reimbursement Request in the amount of $1,195,251.66.
Question of approving Change Order Number 4 to the contract between the Town of Brookline and Gilbane Building Company to fund geothermal technology for the Driscoll School Project in the amount of $4,700,307 as authorized by Town Meeting on October 7, 2021.
Question of approving the event application from the Brookline Chamber of Commerce for the 2021 First Light celebration on Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 2 to 5 p.m. with the primary event location in the Ridley School horseshoe area.
Review and potential vote on Calendar Items
AUTHORIZATION TO HIRE FIREFIGHTERS
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for 11 firefighters in the Fire Department.
HOUSING ADVISORY BOARD ALLOCATION AND AMENDMENT REQUEST
Question of approving a request as recommended by the Housing Advisory Board for a preliminary commitment of up to $3,375,000 to Hebrew Senior Life for their proposed affordable housing project at 108 Centre Street.
Request to reprogram FY2021 HOME funds in the amount of $206,175 from “BHA Strategic Preservation Initiative to “HSL 108 Centre Street Senior Housing Development Project" in order to meet required commitment and expenditure deadlines.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PRESENTATION
Introduction and presentation by Carolina San Miguel, Brookline's Community Engagement Specialist.
WARRANT ARTICLE PUBLIC HEARINGS
Public Hearing, discussion and possible vote on the following Warrant Articles for the November 16, 2021 Fall Town Meeting (STM1):
Warrant Article 28 - Fur
Warrant Article 2 - Collective Bargaining
Warrant Article 4 - Home Rule License Authority
Warrant Article 14 - EDAB Disclosure
Warrant Article 15 - Language Access
Warrant Article 19 - Nuisance Control
Warrant Article 27 - Petitioner Requirements for Articles
Warrant Article 29 - Polling Locations
Further review and possible vote on the following Warrant Articles for the November 16, 2021 Fall Town Meeting (STM 1):
Warrant Article 11 - Home Rule Quorum
Warrant Article 12 - Reso Hybrid Meeting
Warrant Article 13 - Roll call voteS
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