August 31, 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.

Topic: Board of Selectmen

Time: Aug 31, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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7:00 PM Call to Order


Public Service Announcements

  • State Primary Election, September 1st, 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Chelmsford Military Community Covenant Task Force: 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, September 12, 9:00 AM
  • Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion Committee Applications Due September 9th

Open Session


Committee Vacancies


Samuel Despins, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc: Air Quality Testing Strategy


Public Hearings

  • (Continuation) Transfer of All Alcoholic Beverages Package Store License: from Vinal Square Holdings LLC DBA Vinal Square’s Craft Beer House & Premium Liquors to Visoth Nuon DBA Chelmsford Wine & Spirits, 11 Vinal Square
  • National Grid Pole Petition: Hope Street

Reports and Presentations

  • Fire Chief Gary Ryan: Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant Awards
  • Fire Chief Gary Ryan and DPW Director Gary Persichetti:  Renovation and Expansion of North Fire Station

Town Manager Bid Awards

  • Electricity and Natural Gas Supply Contracts
  • Route 3 Interchanges Real Estate Market Analysis

Town Manager Reports

  • Home Rule Petition:  Select Board
  • Green Communities Competitive Grant Award
  • Town Counsel’s Opinion Regarding Manager's Appointment Powers
  • Committee to Recommend Uses and Maintenance of Warren-Pohl Property
  • Schedule Budgetary Meeting with School Committee and Finance Committee
  • Draft Fall Annual Town Meeting Warrant

Town Manager Appointments

  • Commission on Disabilities: Katrina Schmidt, 3-year term exp. 6/30/2023
  • Recycling Committee: Elizabeth Mattson, 1-year term exp. 6/30/2021

Meeting Minutes

  • Select Board Regular Session Minutes 06-08-2020
  • Select Board Regular Session Minutes 06-15-2020

Select Board Member Liaison Reports & Referrals


Press Questions


Executive Session

  • To Conduct Strategy Sessions in Preparation for Negotiations with Non-Union Personnel; Town Manager Contract

NEXT REGULAR MEETING DATE:   September 14, 2020