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2/28 Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda Posted

The agenda for Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting, to be held at 7pm in the Selectmen’s Chambers at Town Hall, has been posted.  You can see it live at 7pm on our Municipal Channel, and prepare with the agenda here:

BOARD OF SELECTMEN February 28, 2017 Needham Town Hall Agenda Note: Agenda subject to revision, start times are approximate and agenda items may be discussed at earlier or later times.

6:45   Informal Meeting with Citizens One or more members of the Board of Selectmen will be available between 6:45 and 7:00 p.m. for informal discussion with citizens. While not required, citizens are encouraged to call the Selectmen’s Office at (781) 455-7500 extension 204 in advance to arrange for an appointment. This enables the Board to better assure opportunities for participation and respond to citizen concerns.
1. 7:00   Public Hearing – Eversource 1242 South Street  Maureen Carroll, Eversource Energy Representative
2. 7:00 Community Preservation Committee – Proposals Under Review
  •   Gary Crossen, Chair
  •   Mark Gluesing, Vice-Chair
  •   Patty Carey, Director of Park and Recreation
  •   David Davison, Assistant Town Manager/Director of Finance
3. 7:30 Town Manager
  •   Eversource West Roxbury to Needham Reliability Project
  •   Town Manager Report
4. 7:45 Board Discussion
  •   Rotary Club Carnival Proposal
  •   Committee Reports
Traffic Management Advisory Committee
Sue Stein (term expiration: 6/30/2019)
PPBC User Representative – DPW Fuel Island Project
Rick Merson Bob Lewis
PPBC User Representative – DPW seasonal Storage Facility
Kate Fitzpatrick Rick Merson
Metropolitan Area Planning Council (Alternate)
Lee Newman (extend term to 6/30/2019)
CONSENT AGENDA *=Backup attached
Sign the Warrant for the Annual Town Election to be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
Approve a Special One Day Wine and Malt Beverages License for Gregg Bierman, of Temple Beth Shalom to host its Purim Celebration on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event will be held at Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494.
Ratify Grant of Location that the Board approved on February 14, 2017 for Linden Street and Cypress Street. Motion should have read: “Move that the Board of Selectmen approve and sign a petition from Eversource Energy to install approximately 31 feet of conduit in Linden Street. This work is necessary to provide underground electric service at 11 Cypress Street, Needham.” The fact sheet submitted on February 14, 2017 said 11 feet of conduit.
Accept the following gifts received by the Needham Public Library for the period of October 15, 2016 to February 22, 2017: Needham resident Gretchen Leary donated a copy of her book, The Quiet Bear, to the Children’s Room ($16.00); Harriet Goldin gave the library a check for $107.00, commission from the sale of her paintings that were hung in the Friends’ Gallery; Catherine Parnell donated a copy of Save the Last Dance by Eric Joseph and Eva Ungar Grudin ($16.95); Elizabeth Carter Wellington gave the library a copy of her new book, Circus Girl: A Novel ($33.95); the Middlesex Savings Bank provided the library with a supply of bookmarks that list the library’s new hours and phone numbers; Bridget Gardner donated $10.00, in appreciation for help in using the Genealogy Collection; Lee and Lulu Grodzins have provided the library with a subscription to Smithsonian ($12.00); Ellen Knizeski donated $150.00 for the purchase of mystery books in memory of her father Bernie Ford; Mike Deigan gave the library a 17.5” x 17.5” black and white aerial photograph of Needham; Rev. Heike Werder donated a copy of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance ($27.99); Clara Forbes donated 5 books (149.88); Edwin Harwood donated a copy of Conclave by Robert Harris ($26.95); the Friends of the Needham Library donated $41,860 for the purchase of books, audiovisual items, an archives file, Children’s Room tables and a hanging rack for book and CD kits; the Library Foundation of Needham donated $12,200 for the purchase of books and audiovisual items; Artist Dan Callahan gave the library $25.00, 10% commission from a painting that he sold after it had hung in the Friends’ Gallery; and the family of Marion (Bickford) Walker gave the library a copy of Marion’s 1932 Needham High School yearbook, The Advocate.
Approve a 2017 Common Victualler license application from North Hill Needham d/b/a Central Avenue Cafe, 865 Central Avenue.
Approve a Special One Day Wines & Malt Beverages License for Dinneen Grably of the Gifford Cat Shelter to host its Spring Soiree and Silent Auction event on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event will be held in Powers Hall at Needham Town Hall, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham.
Approve minutes of February 14, 2017, open session.
Water & Sewer Abatement Order #1232.
Approve request from the Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham and the Needham Police Department to use the Town Common on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a Prescription Drug Take Back Event.