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August 20, 2019
6:15 PM
1471 Highland Avenue
Town Hall Select Board Mtg Room

Needham, MA 02492
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

SELECT BOARD August 20, 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.


August 20, 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.

            6:15    Executive Session- Exception 3: Collective Bargaining Fire Union; Exception 6: Purchase, Exchange, Lease or Value of Real Property

            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   Public Hearings: Eversource Grant of Locations- Richard Road, Central Avenue (2), and Chestnut Street

•          Maureen Carroll, Eversource Energy

2.         7:00    Needham Community Revitalization Trust Fund – Box Art Project

•          Paul Good, Chair, Needham Community Revitalization Trust Fund (NCRTF)

3.         7:15    Director of DPW

•          Sign Notice of Traffic Regulation- Garden Street

•          Sign Notice of Traffic Regulation- Great Plain Avenue

•          Sign Notice of Traffic Regulation- Dedham Avenue

•          Sign Notice of Traffic Regulation- Pickering Street

4.         7:20     Great Plain Avenue Signal Report – Greenman-Pederson, Inc. (GPI)

•          John Diaz, Greenman-Pederson, Inc. (GPI)

5.         7:40    Amend Ambulance Mileage Rate

•          David Davison, Assistant Town Manager/Director of Finance

6.         7:45     Town Manager

•          Accept and Refer Zoning

•          Open Special Town Meeting Warrant

7.         8:00    Board Discussion

•          Town Manager Performance Evaluation

•          Adopt FY2020 – 2021 Goals

•          Committee Reports


1.         Ashly Scheufele         Needham Community Revitalization Trust Fund (term expires 6/30/2022)

2.         Bill Dermody Needham Community Television Development Corporation (term expires 6/30/2022)

3.         Kevin Deisz    Technology Advisory Board (term expires 6/30/2022)

4.         Election Workers      See attached.


1.         Accept the following donation made to the Needham Community Revitalization Trust Fund: $1500 from Needham Public Library.

2.         Approve request for new anchor banners on the light poles on Chapel Street.  The new banner design, which encourages viewers to eat and shop local, is being sponsored by the Newton Needham Chamber and will replace the existing Experience Local banners which are worn.

3.         Accept $2,000 donation by Paramount Pictures to the Town to benefit Senior Center activities.

4.         Accept donation of a used spinet piano for use in the “Pianos in the Park” program by Lynne Petrini. 

5.         Approve a 20B Exemption for Suzanne Eaton who is an employee at the Needham High School as the High School Swim and Lacrosse coach to engage in summertime work with the Park and Recreation Department as an Activity Instructor for the High School Conditioning Swim & Dive program.

6.         Approve minutes of July 23, 2019 and August 9, 2019 meetings.

7.         Approve a 20B Exemption for Laurie Kraemer who is an employee at the Newman Elementary School as a Teaching Assistant to engage in work with the Needham Police Department as a Crossing Guard.

8.         Approve updated Interim Rules & Regulations for the Use of Memorial Park Fieldhouse.

9.         Accept a donation of a 6x10 nylon flag to fly at Avery Square from Ted Shaughnessy, a Needham resident.

10.       Water & Sewer Abatement Order #1278

11.       Approve and sign one day alcohol service suspension due to alcohol compliance violations for:  Needham Cabot Concessions d/b/a Sheraton Needham for Sunday, September 8, 2019.

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

Name  Address          Party Location           PartyDate       PartyRain Date          PartyTime

Dale McCarthy           72 Stevens Road        Stevens Road 9/7/19           9/22/19         4pm-6pm

Christine Holland      104 Newell Ave.         Corner of Newell / Prospect 9/7/19           9/8/19            4pm-8pm

Liv Nash                     200 Great Plain Ave.  38 Ellicott Street        9/8/19           N/A     1pm-3pm

Jodi Williams              48 Ardmore Road     48-84 Ardmore Rd    9/14/19         9/15/19         2pm-6pm

Kate Deeley                61 Kenney Street       Barbara Rd & Lois Lane        9/14/19         9/15/19            3pm-9pm

Cindy Osgood             27 Laurel Drive         Lower Laurel 9/14/19         9/15/19         3:30pm-9pm

Eric Kaplan                33 Elmwood Road     Elmwood Rd between Fuller and Lancaster          9/14/19            9/21/19         4pm-7pm

Anna Margulian         233 Country Way      233 Country Way      9/15/19         N/A     4pm-8pm

Lauren Soper             32 Mark Lee Rd         Elbow of Alfreton between Webster and Mark Lee            9/21/19         N/A     12pm-7pm

Elizabeth Gregg         1306 Great Plain Ave Curve Street   9/21/19         9/22/19         3pm-6pm

Brenda Salamone      41 Rae Avenue           18 Fairfax Road         9/29/19         N/A     4pm-7pm