Town Meeting in Westford met on March 22, and resolved a
number of financial issues for the town, including the approval of new windows
for the Robinson and Day schools and a roof project for the Nashoba Valley
Technical High School while also rejecting a proposal to fly the World Flag on
the town common, according to town documents.
The Nashoba Tech project, which includes funds from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, will cost around $2.8 million and was approved unanimously.
The fire station study, coming in at $50,000, was approved by a majority after an amendment on some wording to the article.
Town Meeting also approved more than $1.9 million worth of other capital appropriations including new vehicles for the highway department, intercom systems at a number of schools, and town and school computer equipment, which was approved unanimously. Another $661,000 in Community Preservation Committee recommendations were also approved.
Town Meeting also approved a $102 million fiscal 2015 operating budget, including increases for the school department and other line items, by a majority vote.
Members also approved a resolution rejecting a fee implemented by the town onto the Westford Farmers Market. The motion passed by a majority.
A proposal, however, to fly the World Flag at the Crisafulli School and on Earth Day on the Westford Common, was rejected by Town Meeting, 98-118. The flag was created by Westford resident Dr. Chaitanya Hiremath.
Town Meeting adjourned around 4 p.m., according to the town clerk’s office.