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Board of Selectmen Agenda, Oct. 27


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TOWN HALL 55 Main Street


Telephone (978) 692-5501 Fax (978) 399-2557


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

7:00 PM

Meeting will be held virtually- instructions are below

1. 7:00 PM Call to Order

2. 7:00 PM Executive Session

i. To discuss strategy with respect to negotiations with the Office and Professional Employees International Union and the Communication Workers of America, as an open session may have a detrimental effect on the town’s bargaining position

3. 7:30 PM Pledge of Allegiance

4. 7:32 PM Open Forum/FAQ/Announcements

Update on Board of Health Halloween Recommendations for Trick-or-Treating

– Jeff Stephens, Health Director

5. 7:35 PM Request from Evviva Cucina LLC, d/b/a Evviva Trattoria, 7 Cornerstone Square, for a change of hours on a M.G.L. c. 138 §12 All Alcoholic Beverages Restaurant License to allow for alcohol service on Sundays starting at 10:00 AM instead of 11:00 AM – Paul Carney, Manager

6. 7:40 PM Review and consider approval of the request for proposals for the disposition of 35 Town Farm Road for purposes of creating new senior affordable rental units and to house the Westford Food Pantry

– Roberta McGuire, 35 Town Farm Task Force

– Eric Heideman, Assistant Town Manager

7. 8:10 PM Old/New Business

i. Recap and follow up of Special Town Meeting

a. Article 11: Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Consider referring the resolution to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

b. Discuss process for determining number of town parking spaces and conveyance of 63 Main Street property

ii. Announce notification of price change for upcoming electric aggregation program as stated by the town’s supplier, Constellation NewEnergy

iii. Designate two Selectmen to participate in union contract negotiations with the Westford Education Association – Unit A

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8. 8:35 PM Consent Agenda – Request to approve the following:

i. Town Common:

a. Event: Rally Against Question 2, Ranked Choice Voting

Applicant: No 2 Ranked Choice Voting Ballot Committee

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020

Time: 12:30 to 3:30 PM

b. Event: Community Exhibition Promoting Hope for 2021

Applicant: Westford Girl Scouts c/o Katrina Munichiello Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020 – Sunday, December 27, 2020

ii. Sandwich Board:

Event: Elections and Town Meetings

Applicant: Denali Delmar on behalf of the Westford League of Women Voters

Location: Fletcher Fire Station 1, Westford Police Department, and all traffic islands in town

Request for blanket permission to place signs in front of the specified locations for all future elections and town meetings

iii. Road Closure Request:

Event: Removal of two hazardous trees at 54 Tenney Road

Applicant: Jason Leck, Brightview Tree Care Services

Location: 34 Tenney Road to 54 Tenney Road

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020

Time: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

9. 8:40 PM Board Reports/Updates

10. 8:45 PM Town Manager’s Report

i. Announce a grant awarded from the Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Funds Program for microenterprise businesses and public social services assistance in the amount of approximately $320,000

ii. Request for approval of the following:

a. Purchase Orders:

1. Sanofi Pasteur Inc. for the purchase of flu vaccine in the amount of $40,066.92, as requested by the Health Department

2. Colonial Municipal Group for a 2021 Ford F-150 for the Animal Control Department in the amount of $28,651.80, as requested by the Assistant Town Manager

b. Contracts:

1. Green Mountain Communications for the purchase of equipment and construction of a new communication tower at the Police Station in the amount of $246,010, as requested by the Permanent Town Building Committee

2. Patriot Properties for fiscal year 2022-2024 real and personal property data collection services in the amount of $122,100, as requested by the Assessors’ Office

3. Tighe & Bond for year 3 stormwater program assistance and illicit discharge detection elimination program in the amount of $46,700, as requested by the Engineering Department

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11. 8:50 PM Correspondence

12. 8:55 PM Adjournment

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Board of Selectmen


October 27, 2020

Incoming Correspondence:

IC 01 10/20/20 Jeff Stephens email regarding the Westford asphalt plant post operational monitoring

IC 02 10/22/20 Mallinckrodt PLC, et al. Bankruptcy Filings

Outgoing Correspondence:

OC 01 10/19/20 Notice to the Attorney General’s Office relative to the recess and continuation of Special Town Meeting