2014 Special Town Meeting AFC Summary Recommendations

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Sunday, 19 October 2014 13:43

Did you know we're having a special town meeting?  Monday, Oct 20, 7pm!

... In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Westborough, qualified to vote in elections and town affairs, to meet in the Westborough High School Auditorium and Gymnasium, 90 West Main Street, Westborough, Massachusetts on Monday, the Twentieth day of October, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. then and there to act on the following articles ...  
(from the official Town Meeting Warrant)

Check out the awesome Advisory Finance Committee's recommendations booklet at: AFC RecBooklet Oct20.pdf

Below are the summary recommendations of the AFC.  Please see their booklet for greater explanations of the articles, the Town Manager statement for each artcile, and an overall analysis of the impact of the articles. [You might be pleasantly surprised!!! -- webmaster]

OCTOBER 2014
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
INDEX OF ARTICLES AND 
SUMMARY RECOMMENDATIONS

Article 1: MIS/GIS Department Staffing (MIS/GIS Director) – raise and appropriate $7,564

Article 2: Firefighters Contract Appropriation (Town Manager) – raise and appropriate $57,238

Article 3: DPW Manager Contract Appropriation (Board of Selectmen) – raise and appropriate $4,045

Article 4: Library HVAC Repairs (Library Director/Board of Library Trustees) – transfer $23,000 from Free Cash

Article 5: Digitizing Historic Town Records (Library Director) – transfer $10,600 from Free Cash

Article 6: Restoring Historic Frames for Re-Use (Library Director) – defeat

Article 7: Window Replacement and Restroom Repairs (Town Manager/Library Director) – so vote

Article 8: Chapter 90 Reduction (Town Manager) – reduce appropriation by $21,138

Article 9: Co-Star Real Estate Market Data (EDC and Board of Assessors) – raise and appropriate $10,000

Article 10: Sick Leave Buy Back (Town Manager) – transfer $3,000 from Free Cash

Article 11: Fingerprint Scanner (Chief of Police) – transfer $15,731 from Free Cash

Article 12: Recreation Salaries and Wages (Town Manager) – reduce appropriation by $34,900

Article 13: DPW Furnace Replacement in the Piggery (DPW Manager) – transfer $10,000 from Free Cash

Article 14: Baker Way Pump Station Upgrade (DPW Manager) – transfer $50,000 from Free Cash

Article 15: Water Department Water Line Maintenance (DPW Manager) – transfer $50,000 from Free Cash

Article 16: Sandra Pond Water Line (DPW Manager) – transfer $80,000 from Free Cash

Article 17: School Budget Appropriation (School Committee) – raise and appropriate $89,500

Article 18: Mill Pond Test Drilling and Well Installation (School Committee) – recommendation at Town Meeting

Article 19: Web-Based Interfaced Direct Digital Control System at the High School and Mill Pond Schools (School Committee) – transfer $55,000 from Free Cash

Article 20: Wireless Access Points (School Committee) – transfer $90,000 from Free Cash

Article 21: Amend Salary Administration Plan (Personnel Board) – so vote

Article 22: Amend Classification Plan (Personnel Board) – no recommendation

Article 23: Council on Aging Staffing (COA Director) – defeat

Article 24: Acceptance of MGL Ch. 32B, §20 (Treasurer/Collector) – so vote

Article 25: Exemption from MGL Ch. 138, Sections 17A-17C (Board of Selectmen) – so vote

Article 26: Accept Gift of Easement East Main Street (Board of Selectmen) – so vote

Article 27: Accept Gift of Easement East Main Street (Board of Selectmen) – so vote

Article 28: Accept Gift of Easement Oak Street (Board of Selectmen) – so vote

Article 29: Acceptance of Various Roads (DPW Manager/Planning Board) – so vote

Article 30: Economic Development Committee Membership (Board of Selectmen) – so vote

Article 31: Establish Dimensional Zoning Regulations for Building in (M-1) District (Planning Board) – so vote

Article 32: Amend Zoning Bylaw, Article 2, Section 2630, Building in M-1 District (M-1) (Planning Board) – so vote

Article 33: Amend Zoning Bylaw, Article 2, Section 2300: Use Regulation Schedule, Institutional Uses (Planning Board) – so vote

Article 34: Amend Zoning Bylaw, Article 5, Definitions (Planning Board) – so vote

Article 35: Amend Zoning Bylaw, extension of Downtown Planning Overlay District (DPOD) (Planning Board) – refer back to Planning Board

Article 36: Amend Zoning Bylaw, amendment of Zoning Classification (Planning Board) – so vote

Article 37: Home Rule Petition - Selectmen Emery Retirement (Board of Selectmen) – so vote

Article 38: Easement Funding - Open Space Reserve Account (Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee) – defeat


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