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TOWN OF WINCHESTER SELECT BOARD'S MEETING
SELECT BOARD MEETING ROOM
A.
7:30P.M.

OPENING

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, February 22, 2021 – Regular Session (tentative)

B.

ACCEPTANCE OF DONATIONS

  1. Accept a donation of $1,000 from the Cummings Foundation, Make a Difference Dollars Program to the Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community to be put toward the Coalition’s education programs.
  2. Accept donations in the total amount of $1,100 from Kristen & Mike Ross, Winchester Police Superior Officers Association, Winchester Police Association and Winchester Police Fund Raising Committee for the Public Safety Memorial.

C.

TOWN MANAGER REPORT AND COMMENTS

  1. Appointments: DPW Promotional Appointment: Maintenance Working Foreman – Paul Meaney
  2. General Topics
D.

COMPTROLLER'S REPORT

 1. Office of the Comptroller – December FY21 Comptroller Report

E.

LICENSES

F.

HEARINGS

1. Eversource GOL Parkhurst School Emerson Road - to install a new pole (proposed 341/11 JO-ES) at the corner of Emerson and Samoset Roads. The improvements are necessary to provide underground electrical service to the Parkhurst School for the on-going elevator project.
G.

BUSINESS

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

  1. Lake Street Bridge/Swanton Street Culvert Update
  2. Griffin Museum/Winchester Cultural Council District Photoville Fence (RA)
  3. Winchester Historical Commission – Local Historic District (SR)
  4. Outdoor Dining Application (SR)
  5. Muraco Boiler (SR)
  6. Field Policy (SR)
  7. COVID Testing Update (SR)
  8. Discussion and possible vote regarding potential debt exclusion override concerning the Muraco Culvert & Muraco School immediate repair.
  9. Lynch Elementary School Feasibility Study Agreement
  10. 10.  Eviction Moratorium Update
  11. 11.  FY 22 Budget


H.

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Accept the $50,000 Department of Fire Services Grant awarded to the Winchester Fire Department for the modernization of protective emergency equipment.
  2. Approve/Correct Meeting Minutes: January 11 & 25, 2021

I.

EQUITY AND ANTI-RACISM TASK FORCE

J.

SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA

  1. Jen Murphy, Health Director, Supplemental Budget Request
  2. Climate Action Advisory Committee EV Charger Proposal

K.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (closed to public)

Executive Session (closed to public).......................................................... End of Meeting

Asa Fletcher Fund - MGL Ch. 30 §21(a) 1 – To discuss the reputation, character, physical condition or mental health rather than the professional competence of an individual.