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TOWN OF WINCHESTER SELECT BOARD'S MEETING
SELECT BOARD MEETING ROOM
A.
6:30P.M.

OPENING

OPENING........................................................................................................................ 6:30 PM

Executive Session (closed to public)..................................................................... 6:30 PM

  1. MGL Ch. 30 §21(a) 6 - To consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property if the chair declares that an open meeting may have detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the governmental body. 

Land Acknowledgement

      As one step toward carrying out our equity and anti-racism initiative, we acknowledge that we are meeting on the ancestral homeland of the Massachusett people, who lived here for thousands of years before European colonists began arriving about 1630.

      In the 1600s, the Massachusett were led by the Saunkswa of Missitekw (called the Squaw Sachem by the colonists), who led her people through epidemics, wars, and displacement. We acknowledge that Winchester exists within a region where lands were taken under unjust and violent circumstances, causing a forced relocation that continues to have harmful effects on native communities. 

      As part of the town government of Winchester, we recognize our responsibility, now, to be good stewards of this land.  And we acknowledge that Massachusett, Wampanoag, and other Indigenous people from across the country currently live in Winchester and throughout the state and contribute to our community in myriad ways. 

Notification of Meetings and Hearings (open to public)................................................. 7:30 PM

  • Monday, January 25, 2021 – Regular Session (tentative)

 


B.

ACCEPTANCE OF DONATIONS

  1. Accept donations in the amount of $2,800 from the Johnston Family, VFW Aberjona Post #3719, and Jayne Rutherford to be deposited into the Police Department Gift Account.
  2. Accept a donation in the amount of $350 from the MacDonnell Family to be deposited into the Police Department Gift Account to be used towards future supplies.
C.

TOWN MANAGER REPORT AND COMMENTS

  1. Appointments: Assistant Treasurer/Collector conditional appointment – Ann Gill

                        DPW Promotion Appointment, Working Foreman – Steven Bolduc
         2. General Topics


D.

COMPTROLLER'S REPORT

 Office of the Comptroller – November FY21 Comptroller Report

E.

LICENSES

F.

HEARINGS

G.

BUSINESS

Business Key: MOD-Moderator; SR-Staff Recommendation; RA-Resident in Attendance; DO-Discussion Only

  1. Toole Design Projects Update
  2. Muraco Culvert & School Repairs
  3. Senior Property Tax
  4. Budget Outlook (DO)
  5. Strategic Plan
  6. Committees & Commissions Appointments

a)      Affordable Housing Trust Committee – New position

Betsy Sands, appoint, term to expire April 30, 2021

b)      Cultural Council – Two Positions – One Incumbent

Shukong Ou, reappoint, new term to expire July 31, 2023

Gouri Banerjee, interview/appoint, new term to expire July 31, 2023

c)      Disability Access Committee – Two Positions – One Incumbent, One Alternate move to Full Member

Eileen Rustin, reappoint, new term to expire August 31, 2023

Helen Waldron, alternate appoint to full member, new term to expire August 31, 2023

d)     Wildwood Cemetery Advisory Committee – One Position – One Incumbent
Allan Eyden, reappoint, new term to expire May 31, 2023

H.

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Approve/Correct Meeting Minutes: December 7 & 14, 2020

I.

EQUITY AND ANTI-RACISM TASK FORCE

Racial Equity Plan Update
J.

COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKING GROUP REPORTS