Town Meeting Results After Day 2 (unofficial)

Town Meeting Results After Day 2 (unofficial)
  • Motion for Article #47 (Easements) to be taken after Article #20 (Main Street Corridor Project) – PASSED
  • Motion for Article #40 to be taken after Article #37 – both articles are regarding the prohibition of Marijuana Establishments – PASSED
  • Motion for Article #22 (Turf Fields) to be taken as the first article on the second night – FAILED – Yes 111 vs No 207

REPORTS:

  1. Acceptance of Town Reports – 2017 Annual Town Report – PASSED

FINANCIAL – FISCAL YEAR 2018:

  1. FY 2018 Supplemental Appropriations and Transfers $700,000 from Free Cash to supplement Snow & Ice Control budget – PASSED
  2. Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Years – PASSED
  3. Excess Bond Premium $118,270.81 – PASSED

FINANCIAL – FISCAL YEAR 2019

  1. Property Tax Exemption Increase – PASSED
  2. Senior Tax Relief – PASSED
  3. Set the Salary of Elected Officials: Town Clerk $67,599.22 – PASSED
  4. Fiscal 2019 Operating Budget (including FY19 School Budget) – (Increase for average home is $482 or 4.99%) – PASSED via Voatz Electronic Vote Yes 311 vs No 35
  5. Revolving Fund Bylaw and Fund Transfer – PASSED
  6. FY 2019 Revolving Funds Spending Limits – PASSED
  7. Chapter 90 Highway Funds – PASSED
  8. Transfer to General Stabilization Fund – PASSED
  9. Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund (OPEB) – PASSED

CAPITAL EXPENSES AND PROJECTS

  1. Pay-As-You-Go Capital Expenses $230,445 Free Cash + $290,000 Ambulance Receipt Reserves + $499,821 Unspent Capital Appropriations – PASSED
    Town IT- End User Hardware Replacement Town Manager
    Town IT – Public Safety Server Upgrade Town Manager
    Town IT – Town Hall Security Upgrades Town Manager
    Election Precinct Tabulator Update Town Clerk
    Fire Communications System Fire Chief
    Deputy Fire Chief Inspector Vehicle Fire Chief
    Ambulance Replacement Fire Chief
    Replace Police Vehicles Police Chief
    F550 Dump Truck S13 Town Manager
    F550 Dump Truck S30 Town Manager
    Walk-in Refrigerator School Superintendent
    School Security Upgrades School Superintendent
    School Wetland Conditions School Superintendent
    Automated External Defibrillator School Superintendent
  2. Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan Update – Motion for NO ACTION Passed
  3. Hayden Rowe Water Main Replacement – PASSED
  4. Cedar Street Water Main Replacement – PASSED
  5. Pratt Farm Wellfield Investigation and New Source Approval – PASSED
  6. Purchase of Backhoe – PASSED
  7. Main Street Corridor Project – PASSED by a clear 2/3rd Majority
  8. Campus Master Plan Study – Phase 1 School Bus Parking – PASSED
  9. Turf Field Project – PASSED Yes 288 No 61
  10. Technology Upgrades – PASSED
  11. Facilities Improvements District Wide – PASSED

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION FUNDS

  1. Community Preservation Funds – PASSED
  2. Community Preservation Recommendations
    Motion to separate Item F – Dog Park – PASSED
    Motion to Approve Items A-E – PASSED
    Motion to Approve Item F – Dog Park – FAILED Yes 64 No 184
  3. Community Preservation Recommendations – Land Acquisitions and Borrowing –
    Motion to separate Item C – Fruit Street Lights – PASSED
    CPC Recommends NO ACTION on Item A and it was withdrawn
    Motion to Approve Item B $198,000 Cedar Street Land Purchase – PASSED
    Motion to Approve Item C $600,000 Fruit Street Lights – PASSED Yes 214 No 31

ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENTS

  1. Special Permit Duration – PASSED
  2. Statutory Protection for Building Permits and Special Permits – PASSED
  3. Fine for Zoning Violations – PASSED
  4. Hotel Overlay District Land Area – FAILED Yes 118 No 174
  5. Maximum Building Height – Industrial A District – PASSED
  6. Maximum Building Height – Industrial B District – PASSED
  7. Maximum Building Height – Hotel Overlay District Near Parkwood Drive – FAILED Yes 122 No 182
  8. Amendments to Conversion Bylaw:
    Amendment by Claire Wright regarding parking to be provided in a manner consistent with the character of the neighborhood – PASSED
    Main Motion – Yes 191 No 127 FAILED to get the required 2/3rds
  9. Accessory Family Dwelling Unit
    Amendment to remove the affidavit requirement – FAILED
    Amendment to add caregivers to the allowed occupants of the dwelling unit – FAILED
    Main Motion – Yes 199 No 103 FAILED to get the required 2/3rds
  10. Marijuana Establishments: FAQs from the Hopkinton Planning Board – FAQs from Hopkinton Youth and Family Services
    Amendment to allow Marijuana Testing Laboratories and Marijuana Research Facilities – PASSED
    Main Motion – Yes 281 No 51 PASSED as amended

GENERAL BYLAW AMENDMENTS

  1. Marijuana Prohibition
    Amendment to allow Marijuana Testing Laboratories and Marijuana Research Facilities – PASSED
    Main Motion – PASSED as amended

LAND ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS

  1. Easements – Main Street Corridor – PASSED on Night 1 with related article #20

Town Meeting will resume with Article 38, Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 PM in the Middle School Auditorium. Stay tuned…



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