Special Town Meeting 2012 Results
The results from tonight's Special Town Meeting.
|Article||What It Was||Result|
|Article 1||Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Adjustments||
Voted on in separate sections.
135, 210 and 945 approved by unanimous voice vote
122 approved by majority, required stand/sit
640 approved by unanimous voice vote
|Article 2||Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Transfers||Approved by majority voice vote|
|Article 3||Unpaid Bills Prior Fiscal Years||Dismissed|
|Article 4||Perchlorate Stabilization Fund and Perchlorate Expenses||Approved by unanimous voice vote|
|Article 5||Capital Requests||Dismissed|
|Article 6||Reduce Amount Raised by Taxes in Fiscal Year 2013||Approved by unanimous voice vote|
|Article 7||Accept Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 59 § 5 Cl 56 Related to Abatements to Members National Guard||Dismissed|
|Article 8||Authorization to Accept Settlements – Payment for Damage to Trees on Town Common||Approved by unanimous voice vote
|Article 9||Authorization to Enter Solar Net Metering Credit Sales Agreement Not to Exceed 30 Years||Approved by unanimous voice vote|
|Article 10||Community Preservation Committee Recommendation – Acquisition of a Conservation Restriction – O’Brien Farm||Approved by majority vote|
|Article 11||Amend Chapter 33: Legal Affairs||Approved by majority vote|
|Article 12||Amend Chapter 148: Streets and Sidewalks by Adding a New Section to Restrict Discharge of Water into Public Ways||Approved by majority vote|
|Article 13||New Bylaw Authorizing Town to Make Temporary Repairs to Private Ways||Approved by majority vote|
|Article 14||Amend Chapter 48: Tax Possession Sale Committee||Approved by majority vote|
|Article 15||Transfer Custody of Parcel 40 on Map 45 (Sawmill Road Parcel) From Tax Possession Sale Committee to the Conservation Commission||
Approved by unanimous voice vote.
An extra vote to add an amendment to recommend allowed use for road completion and parking failed by a count of 128 for, 152 against.
|Article 16||Transfer Custody of Parcel 86 Map 7 (Vose Parcel on Acton Road) From Tax Possession Sale Committee to the Conservation Commission||
An amendment to remove all references to restricting parking inside the article was passed by majority vote. The amended article passed by 2/3 hand count 226-30
|Article 17||Authorize the Board of Selectmen to Enter Ninety-Nine Year Lease with MassDOT for the Portion Within Westford of Phase 2A of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail||Approved by unanimous voice vote|
|Article 18||Amend the Zoning Bylaws to allow Drive-Up Windows at Restaurants||Defeated for lack of a 2/3 voice vote.|
|Article 19||Special Act to Issue (1) Additional All Alcoholic License Under Chapter 138 of Massachusetts General Laws, Retail Package Goods Store for all Kinds of Alcoholic Beverages Not to be Drunk on the Premises"||Defeated for lack of a majority voice vote.|
An extra motion was made to request the planning board bring a proposal to the 2013 Annual Town Meeting describing a process where special permits could be issued to allow drive up windows.
|Approved by majority voice vote|