New School & Indoor Recreational Facility Pass First Hurdles

New School & Indoor Recreational Facility Pass First Hurdles

Special Town Meeting October 26, 2015

Unofficial Results –¬†Special¬†Town Meeting –¬†Monday, October 26
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  1. School Building Project  Р$43,229,373 PASSED
  2. Oliver Lane Retaining Wall – $320,000 from Free Cash PASSED
  3. Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Year Р$10,701.69 Free Cash  PASSED
    1. Ride Rite Medi-Van, Inc. $1,406.25
    2.  Mark Abrahams $6,000.00
    3. Verizon $48.20
    4. Hopkinton Lumber $3.05
    5. Hopkinton Lumber $14.38
    6. Utilitronics $461.17
    7. Wheelabrator $2,768.64
  4. FY 2016 Supplemental Appropriations –¬†$1,044,346.38 from Free Cash PASSED
  5. Transfer to General Stabilization Fund –¬†$300,000 from¬†Free Cash PASSED
  6. Other Post Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund –¬†$411,118 ¬†from¬†Free Cas PASSED
  7. Pay-As-You-Go Capital Expenses – All items except item i. PASSED together in one vote.
    1. Purchase Portable Radios –¬†Police Chief –¬†$49,500
    2. Replace Police Cruisers –¬†Police Chief –¬†¬†$78,000
    3. Replace Cardiac Monitor –¬†Fire Chief – $28,099
    4. Purchase Public Safety Dispatch Equipment –¬†Town Manager –¬†¬†$16,250
    5. Upgrade to Roadway Light System to Energy Efficient LED Lighting – DPW –¬†$175,000
    6. Cleanup Snow Dump located off Cedar Street¬† –¬†DPW – $140,000
    7. Purchase Loader Mounted Snow Blower – DPW –¬†$115,000
    8. Construct Elmwood Farm Parking Area¬† –¬†Town Manager – $40,000
    9. Construct Expansion to Police Department Parking Lot¬† –¬†Town Manager – $75,000 PASSED Yes 154 No 75
    10. Fruit Street Aquifer Analysis – DPW – $75,000
    11. Install Test Wells at Whitehall Property РDPW Р$35,000
    12. Procure Sewer System Capacity and Business Analysis¬† –¬†DPW – $140,000
  8. Fruit Street Indoor Recreational Facility/Athletic Center -Construction РAppropriation Committee first made a motion for NO ACTION which FAILED Yes 74 No 164. Then the Parks & Recreation Commission made a motion to borrow $500,000.
    • An amendment was made by Ron Clark to use Free Cash rather than borrow the money via a debt exclusion. Amendment FAILED Yes 39 to No 172
    • Vote on the main motion for $500,000 Debt Exclusion PASSED Yes 154 No 67
  9. Vehicle Purchase РAssessors Department РMotion for NO ACTION PASSED
  10. Vendor Contract for Personal Property Services РAssessors Department РMotion for NO ACTION PASSED
  11. Zoning Map Change – 79, 81, 83 Hayden Rowe Street – Property Owner’s Petition – Motion for NO ACTION¬†PASSED

Both the New School Project and the Indoor Recreational Facility are debt exclusions and require a vote at Special Town Election on Monday, May 9. Stay tuned…