June 1, 2020
Town Offices, 50 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Virtual Meeting

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of the Town of Chelmsford Board of Selectmen will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible.  Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation by members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can be found on the Town’s website, at  For this meeting, members of the public who wish to watch the meeting may do so by accessing the Chelmsford Telemedia website

No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means.   In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the Town’s website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.


Chelmsford TeleMedia 2 Zoom meeting information:

Topic: Board of Selectmen

Time: Jun 1, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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7:00 PM Call to Order


Public Service Announcements

  • Annual Town Election, Tuesday, June 2nd – Polls Open 7AM – 8PM
  • Bulk Item Residential Collection to Resume on June 8th

Open Session


Incoming Correspondence

  • Everett and Susan Olsen Regarding Routh 40 Area Truck Traffic
  • James Hillman Regarding Hazen Road Traffic Restrictions
  • James Glynn Request to Purchase Land at Dalton Road & Chelmsford Street
  • Mike Donahue Regarding Governor’s Orders For Restaurant Closures
  • Stanley Mazurczyk Regarding Complaint Procedure

Committee Vacancies


Public Hearings

  • National Grid and Verizon Pole Petition: Gorham St. & Columbus Ave.

Reports and Presentations

  • Gerry Hall: Citizen Petition Warrant Article Pertaining to Air Quality Studies
  • Attorney Douglas Hausler: UMass Lowell West Campus Demolition & Redevelopment
  • Finance Director John Sousa: Short-Term Note Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Reimbursement Regarding Merrimack Riverbank Project
  • Business Development Director Lisa Marrone: 
    • Attorney General’s Small Businesses Relief Partnership Grant Award;
    • Update Regarding Business Amenities Grant
    • Open Space Area at the Reconfigured Intersection of North Road and Worthen Street

  • Community Services Coordinator Jen Melanson: Community Services Block Grant Proposal

Sign Warrant for June 22nd Special Town Meeting


Town Manager Bid Awards

  • Cushing Place Utility Undergrounding Project

Town Manager Reports

  • Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program Action Grant
  • Aggregate Industries Combustion Test Report
  • Pine Hill Chapter 61A Land Clarification from Town Counsel
  • Town Operations Under COVID-19
  • Spring Annual Town Meeting Warrant Article Presentation


  • Board of Registrars: 3-year term exp. 6/30/2023
  • Annual Reappointments
  • Roberts Field Advisory Committee: Barry Jefferson, 1-year term exp. 6/30/2021

Schedule Town Accountant Performance Appraisal


Selectmen Liaison Reports & Referrals


Press Questions


Executive Session to Return to Open Session

  • Strategy with Respect to Collective Bargaining with the Firefighters Union
  • Strategy with Respect to Collective Bargaining with the Clerical Union

Board of Selectmen Ratification of Firefighters and Clerical Unions Collective Bargaining Agreements


Executive Session

  • Strategy with Respect to Collective Bargaining with the Police Superior Officers (Sergeants) Union
  • Strategy with Respect to Collective Bargaining with the Public Safety Dispatchers Union