May 10, 2021
Hybrid 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 subsequent orders imposing strict limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting 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: Select Board

Time: May 10, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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6:00 PM Call to Order


Public Input


Committee Vacancies


Public Hearings

  • Proposed Ledge Road & Dunstable Road Intersection Reconstruction


  • Common Victualer License: Jala Enterprises Inc., DBA Egg Mania, 83 Parkhurst Road, Unit 15

Reports and Presentations

  • National Grid Senior Program Manager Community and Customer Management Curtis Davis: Chelmsford’s Infrastructure and Capacity
  • Finance Director John Sousa: Approval of State Aid Anticipation Note and Bond Anticipation Note
  • DPW Assistant Director Steve Jahnle: Update on 54 Richardson Road Immediate Response Action Plan
  • DPW Director Gary Persichetti:  Katrina Road Sewer Pump Station Sewer Force Main Repair
  • Town Meeting Warrant Article Presentation: 
    • Marijuana Articles 39 – 41
    • DPW Articles: 9 – 16, 35, 36, 42
    • Town Manager/Administrative Warrant Articles: 1 - 7, 17 - 26, 29, 30, 34
  • Preparation of a Community One Stop for Growth/MassWorks Grant Application for Water Infrastructure Improvements Concurrent with Groton Road Residential Subdivision (Map 23, Block 92, Lots 1 - 4 & 9)


Town Manager Reports

  • May 13th Joint Select Board - Planning Board Meeting with Trammell Crowe Residential Regarding Redevelopment of 255 Princeton Street (former UMass Lowell West Campus)
  • District Local Technical Assistance Proposals to the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments
  • Bentley Lane Land Donation
  • Possible June 21 Special Town Meeting
  • Chelmsford Designation as 2020 Tree City USA
  • NMCOG Request for Letter of Support Regarding Designation of the Northern Middlesex Economic Development District
  • MassDEP Sustainable Materials Recovery Program Municipal Grant Award

Town Manager Appointments

  • Recycling Committee: Rebecca Soderman, 1-year term exp. 6/30/2021

Select Board Meeting Schedule


Meeting Minutes

  • Select Board Regular Session Minutes 03-08-2021

Select Board Member Liaison Reports & Referrals


Press Questions


Executive Session

  • Discuss Strategy with Respect to Litigation
    • Loop Real Estate Corp. v. Chelmsford Zoning Board of Appeals – 20 Misc. 000360, pending in the Land Court.
    • United Parcel Service, Inc. v. Chelmsford Zoning Board of Appeals – 2081CV0591, pending in the Superior Court.
    • Town of Chelmsford v. Keohane – 1981CV00241, pending in the Superior Court.
    • Raisbeck v. Chelmsford Board of Health – Non-criminal disposition pending in the District Court.
    • Opioid class-action litigation.  The Town is represented by outside counsel as part of a country-wide class action litigation.
    • Potential PFAS class-action litigation.
  • Discuss Strategy with Respect to Negotiations with Non-Union Personnel, i.e. the Town Manager, Pursuant to G.L. c. 30A, Section 21(a)(2)