2012 Town Meeting: Looking at Saturday and Monday
We provide a look back at what happened on Saturday as well as what's left on Monday night at 7 p.m.
Here's the overview of the Westford 2012 Annual Town Meeting on Saturday.
The meeting was adjourned halfway though and will continue on Monday night at 7 p.m.
|1.||Acceptance of Town Reports||Approved unanimously||10:08 to 10:11 a.m.|
|2.||FY '12 Supplemental Appropriations||Approved unanimously||10:13 a.m.|
|3.||FY '12 Budget Transfers||Dismissed unanimously||10:14 a.m.|
|4.||Unpaid Bills from Previous Years||Dismissed unanimously||10:14 a.m.|
|5.||Authorization to Accept Settlements||Approved with amendment, not unanimously||10:26 to 10:37 a.m.|
|6.||Perchlorate Stablization Fund||Approved unanimously||10:38 to 10:40 a.m.|
|7.||FY '12 Capital Appropriations for Water Department||Approved unanimously||10:40 to 10:43 a.m.|
|8.||Testing, Repairing and Replacing Water Meters||Approved unanimously||10:43 to 10:44 a.m.|
|9.||Community Preservation Committee Recommendations||Approved, not unanimously||10:45 to 11:15 a.m.|
|10.||Operating Budget||Approved unanimously||11:15 a.m. to 12:12 p.m, 1:11 to 2:26 p.m.|
|11.||Property Tax Exemption increase for Disabled Vets, Blind, Elderly, Widowed||Moved to Consent Agenda||2:27 p.m.|
|12.||Revolving Funds||Approved unanimously||2:28 p.m.|
|13.||Chapter 90 Funds
||Kept on Consent Agenda
||$5,000 for Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Parking Study||Dismissed unanimously (identical to Article 15)||2:28 to 2:30 p.m.
||$5,000 for Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Parking Study||Approved, 150-134
||2:31 to 4:07 p.m.
|16.||Transfer of the Vose Parcel from the Tax Possession Sale Committee to the Parks and Rec Committee||Dismissed unanimously (identical to Article 17)||4:08 p.m.|
|17.||Transfer of the Vose Parcel from the Tax Possession Sale Committee to the Parks and Rec Committee||Not approved, 119-122 (2/3rd vote required)||4:20 to 5:10 p.m.|
|18.||Cease all planning or development of public parking in Residental Zoning Parts of town within one mile of Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.||Not approved, 136-146||4:08 to 4:19 p.m. (taken out of order)|
- There are two resolutions relating to the Fall 2012 Special Town Meeting that passed: a motion prohibiting Board of Selectmen from eliminating recycling programs and/or instituting a trash fee. (debate occurred between Article 3/4 and 5) that will be voted upon then, and a request to provide a plan to break even more quickly on the Ambulance Enterprise fund, currently expected to break even by FY '19 (during Article 10)