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

OPENING

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

  1. MGL Ch. 30 §21(a) 3 - To discuss strategy with respect to litigation because discussion in open session may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the governmental body.
  2. 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.

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

  • Monday, March 22, 2021 – Regular Session
  • Monday, April 5, 2021 – Regular Session

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.


B.

ACCEPTANCE OF DONATIONS

  1. Accept a donation of $5,000 from the En Ka Society to the Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community to be put toward INTERFACE.
  2. Accept in kind donations of three flat screen TVs to the Recreation Department for use in the Kid Connection Pre-K for virtual field trips/enrichment in the classroom from Tracy & Chris Sacco, Laura & Adam Bruce, and Priya & David Bates.
  3. Accept in kind donations of 2 mud kitchens, and 1 storage bench to the Recreation Department for use in Kid Connection Pre-K for outdoor play areas in the small playground from the Kid Connection Parent Advisory Council through Friends of Winchester Recreation.
  4. Accept the following grants to the Winchester Fire Department from the Fire Department Services: $5,281 for Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E); and $2,680 for Senior SAFE.
  5. Accept the MEMA Emergency Management Planning grant of $5,100 to the Winchester Fire Department.
  6. Accept a donation of $100 from the Hunter Family for the Public Safety Memorial.
C.

TOWN MANAGER REPORT AND COMMENTS

  1. Appointments: DPW Maintenance Special Equipment Operator – Adam Porter

                        DPW Lincoln School Head Custodian – Steve Danizio

                        DPW Maintenance Specialist Plumber – Eric Carmichael

                        DPW School Custodian 1 – Richard Began

                        Treasurer/Collector Department Principal Clerk – Maria Hanley
         2. General Topics

D.

COMPTROLLER'S REPORT

 

E.

LICENSES

F.

HEARINGS

G.

BUSINESS

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

  1. Comptroller’s Vacation Carryover and Contract Update (SR)
  2. Stop & Shop Agreement (SR)
  3. Waterfield Lot (SR)
  4. Outdoor Dining – St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
  5. Town Day
  6. Election Warrant
  7. Draft Warrant Articles
  8. Committees & Commissions Appointments:
    1. Cable Advisory Committee – One Incumbent - Reappoint Walter Hubbard, term to expire June 31, 2022.
    2. Capital Planning Committee – One Incumbent - Reappoint Roger McPeek, term to expire January 1, 2024.
    3. EFBPC – One Incumbent - Reappoint Mark Scott, term to expire March 1, 2024

H.

EQUITY AND ANTI-RACISM TASK FORCE

I.

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Approve Inter Fund Borrowing in the amount of $350,000 from Free Cash Account for the North Reservoir Dam.
  2. Approve Juli Riemenschneider as a Special Municipal Employee for FY2021
  3. Approve/Correct Meeting Minutes: February 8 & 22, 2021.


J.

COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKING GROUP REPORTS

  1. Letter from the Winchester Chamber of Commerce regarding parking in Winchester Center.
  2. Memo from Staff in response to Chamber of Commerce parking recommendations.
  3. Letter from David Gauthier, WinCam Executive Director, requesting Select Board support legislation, “An Act Relative to A Streaming Entertainment Operator’s Use of Public Rights of Way (HD 1440, SD 834)”