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July 23, 2019
6:45 PM
Needham Town Hall
1471 Highland Avenue

Needham, MA 02492
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Select Board Meeting - REVISED

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

SELECT BOARD July 23, 2019 6:45p.m. Needham Town Hall Agenda Note: Agenda subject to revision, start times are approximate and agenda items may be discussed at earlier or later times.


July 23, 2019

Needham Town Hall

Revised 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 Select Board 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 Select Board’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       Purple Heart Proclamation

2.            7:00       Certificates of Appreciation:  Rose Doherty, Lois Bacon (retirees of Library Trustees)

3.            7:00       Public Hearings: Eversource Grant of Locations- Winding River Road, Country Way, and May Street

•              Maureen Carroll, Eversource Energy

4.            7:00      Public Hearing- New Alcoholic License for Pancho's Taqueria Needham, LLC d/b/a Pancho’s Taqueria, 1450 Highland Avenue

•              Carlos Chavira, Proposed Manager

5.            7:25       Director of DPW

•              Sign Notice of Traffic Regulation - Glen Gary Road

•              Sign Notice of Traffic Regulation – Glover Road & Louart Drive

6.            7:30      Continuation of Verizon Small Cell Hearing from 6/25/2019

•              Victor Manougian, McLane Middleton

7.            8:30      Town Manager

•              Special Town Meeting Update

•              Town Manager’s Report

8.            8:45       Board Discussion

•              Committee Reports


                See attached list.            

CONSENT AGENDA       *=Backup attached

1.            Accept the following gifts received by the Needham Public Library for the period of March 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019:  Kay Rugan Paltsios made a donation in memory of William Powers ($25.00); Nancy Johnson made a donation in memory of Debra Olshever’s mother ($25.00); The following people made donations in memory of Sylvia Clark: Susan Harris ($50.00), and Diane McGuire ($25.00); Vanessa and Eric Rufa gave the library the following: A four-foot tall toy giraffe ($83.00), Busy Town Floor Block ($30.00), and Supersized picture book—Big Red Barn ($25.00); Kate Hanaway donated the following puzzles: Hot Air Adventure ($16.00), Roseate Spoonbill ($20.00), Downton Abbey ($20.00), Snow Day ($18.00), Cupcakes for Two ($15.00), Tiffany ($54.00), and

Shark Teeth & Shells ($22.00); Corinne Heald gave the library a copy of Needham Author Judi Getch Brodman’s book, She’s Not You ($14.99); Natalie Demerjian donated the puzzle, Disney—Thomas Kinkade ($18.00); The Needham Latinas Group donated 10 books in the Spanish Language ($50.00); Jay Donahue donated a large bag of plastic, candy-filled Easter eggs to the Children’s Room.  They were from his rain-canceled Easter Egg Hunt ($20.00); Thomas Neeley gave the library a copy of Arthur Hittner’s book, Artist, Soldier, Love, Muse ($17.00); Wellesely Books sent the library a check for $10.50, 10% of amount for books sold at Young Adult Author Panel; William F. Gallagher, M.D. gave the library a check for $100.00 in appreciation of services rendered; Ann MacFate made a $250.00 donation for the purchase of large print books in memory of Irene MacFate; Ford Peckham donated a copy of Huê 1968 by Mark Bowden in memory of Major R.N. Peckham, Jr., USAF (Ret.) ($30.00); Andy Gassman gave the library an American Flag; Matt Robinson donated the following two books: New England Invite:  Fresh Feasts to Savor the Seasons by Kate Bowler ($29.95), and The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty by Richard Schwartz ($29.95); Amy Kahn donated a puzzle of Klimt’s The Kiss ($30.00); Donna Halper donated $100.00 for the purchase of Genealogy Books; Joan Dickinson donated copies of two of her books:The UnPuritans:  The Hanscome Trilogoy, Book I ($14.99), and The Lost Mulattos:  The Hanscome Trilogy, Book II ($14.99); and Wendy Bertrand gave the library a copy of her memoir:  Enamored with Place:  As Woman + As Architect ($35.00).

2.            Accept the following donation made to the Needham Park and Recreation Commission for its Arts in the Parks Summer Concert Series and Children’s Theatre Performances: $600 from Wingate Residences.

3.*          Approve a 20B Exemption for Catherine Murray who is an employee at the Broadmeadow Elementary School as a cafeteria worker to engage in summertime work with the Traveling Meals Program.

4.*          Approve road race event form from Christopher George of the Sean Biggs Memorial Foundation, to hold its 5K race/ 1 mile run in Needham on November 17, 2019 from 6:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather, event will be held on November 24, 2019. The race application has been approved by the following departments: DPW, Police, Fire, and Park and Recreation.

5.            Accept a $1,000 donation made to the Needham Public Health Division’s Gift of Warmth Program from the Carter Memorial United Methodist Church.

6.            Accept a donation of 8 cases of napkins, and 3 cases of straws made to the Needham Park and Recreation Commission from the Needham Exchange Club.  Items will be used at Park and Recreation programs.

7.            Accept a $20 donation made to Needham Youth & Family Services from the Yee family.  They would like the monies to be used towards future programs in the Youth & Family Services Department.

8.*          Approve a request for a One Day Special Wines & Malt Beverages license for Maxwell Sparr, of Trip Advisor to host a BBQ event for the Needham Chamber on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at Trip Advisor, 400 First Avenue, Needham.

9.            Approve a 2019 Common Victualler License for Chef Mike’s LLC d/b/a Chef Mike’s located at 73 Highland Avenue, Needham.

10.          Approve and sign agreement between the Town of Needham and the Needham Independent Town Workers’ Association from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021.

11.*        Approve Open Session minutes from June 25, 2019.

12.*        Water and Sewer Abatement Order #1277.

13.*        Approve a request from Allan Eyden, Road Coordinator for the Pan Mass Challenge, to have a portion of its ride to go through Needham.  The event is scheduled for August 3, 2019 and August 4, 2019 starting at 7:00 a.m. The routes of the race have been approved by the following departments: DPW, Police, Fire, and Park and Recreation.

14.*        Approve and sign alcohol compliance violation warning letters for:  3 Squares, Bertucci’s, Mandarin Cuisine and New Garden.

15.*        Approve and sign one day alcohol service suspension due to alcohol compliance violations for:  Needham Food & Beverage LLC d/b/a The Heights for Saturday, August 3, 2019 and Needham 365 Bev, LLC d/b/a Residence Inn for Friday, July 26, 2019.

16.          Grant permission for the following residents to hold block parties:

Name                                    Address                               Party Location                                 PartyDate           PartyRain Date                 PartyTime

Ratify-Deb Whitney       36 Hunting Rd                  Sachem Rd, east of Hunting Rd 7/13/19              N/A       11am-6pm

Jeanie Martin                    139 Plymouth Rd           Plymouth Rd ext. between Harris & the RR tracks          9/7/19                9/8/19 1pm-7pm

Katherine Calzada          9 Morton Street               Morton St. between Webster and Highland        9/8/19 9/15/19                2pm-5pm

Caitlin Reisman               80 North Hill Ave.           Howe Road                                        9/14/19              9/15/19              2pm-12am

Lisa Cherbuliez                17 Lindbergh Ave           Lindbergh Ave between Paul Revere and Tower Ave    9/14/19                9/15/19              5pm-9pm

Mia Rizzo                            64 Pinewood Rd              Pinewood Road                               9/21/19              9/22/19              3pm-9pm

Andrew Allen                    955 Webster St.               900 block Webster St between Dedham Ave & Howland                9/21/19              9/28/19              12pm-3pm

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