Town Meeting Results Day 1 (5/6/19)

Town Meeting Results Day 1 (5/6/19)

Read the Town Meeting Warrant 2019

REPORTS

  1. Acceptance of Town Reports – 2018 Annual Town Report – PASSED

FINANCIAL – FISCAL YEAR 2019

  1. FY 2019 Supplemental Appropriations and Transfers – Transfer $525,000 (Snow & Ice Removal), -$70,000 (Sewer Enterprise Fund) – PASSED
  2. Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Years – PASSED
    Parks and Recreation H20 Irrigation Specialist $2,206.00
    Information Technology Verizon $146.32

FINANCIAL – FISCAL YEAR 2020

  1. Property Tax Exemption Increase – PASSED
  2. BRAVE Act – Increase in abatement by amount not to exceed the cost of living – PASSED
  3. BRAVE Act – Real estate tax exemption for veterans and other qualified persons where home is owned by a trust, conservator or other fiduciary for the person’s benefit – PASSED
  4. BRAVE Act – Real estate tax exemption for surviving parents or guardians of certain soldiers, sailors, members of the National Guard and veterans – PASSED
  5. BRAVE Act – Reduction of property tax obligation of veteran in exchange for volunteer services – PASSED
  6. Set the Salary of Elected Officials – Town Clerk $69,297.20 – PASSED
  7. Fiscal 2020 Operating Budget – Appropriations Committee Report 2019 – School Budget Presentation
    ● $87,148,752.27 to the General Fund;
    ● $289,605.75 to the Community Preservation Fund;
    ● $2,569,775.55 to the Sewer Enterprise Fund;
    ● $2,057,513.31 to the Water Enterprise Fund; and
    ● $632,576.00 to the Parks & Recreation Enterprise Fund.
    Amendment by Mary Ondrechen to remove the non-binding Underride language from Article 10 on the Operating Budget – PASSED by a clear majority
    Main Motion as amended – PASSED
  8. FY 2020 Revolving Funds Spending Limits – PASSED
    Building Department $270,000
    Part-Time Wire Inspector $100,000
    Part-Time Plumbing Inspector $100,000
    Hazardous Materials $5,000
    Conservation Commission $115,000
    Library $10,000
    Public Safety $5,000
    Planning Board $30,000
    Open Space Preservation Commission $10,000
    Youth and Family Services Department $4,000
    Zoning Board of Appeals $50,000
    Department of Public Works $8,000
    Department of Public Works $15,000
    Department of Public Works $8,000
    Cemetery Commission $3,500
    Cemetery Lot Fund $10,000
    School Department 1:1 Laptop Initiative $470,000
    Fingerprinting Fund $500
    Senior Center Programs Fund $75,000
    Police Department $10,000
  9. PEG Access Enterprise Fund $50,000 – PASSED
  10. Chapter 90 Highway Funds $643,095 – PASSED
  11. Transfer to General Stabilization Fund $208,000 – PASSED
  12. Establishment of School Department Stabilization Fund; Acceptance of fourth paragraph of M.G.L. c.40, §5B – Acceptance of $500,000 from Legacy Farms, and transfer $200,000 to the School Committee this year. PASSED
  13. Transfer to Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund – $400,000 PASSED
  14. Pay-As-You-Go Capital Expenses – PASSED
    1. A Security Cameras – Library & Police Department Town Manager $43,830
    2. B End User Hardware Replacement Town Manager $43,750
    3. C Public Safety Facility/Fire Station Feasibility Study Fire Chief, Police Chief, Town Manager $75,000
    4. D Replace Fire Chief Car Fire Chief $53,050
    5. E Police Jail Cells Floor Repair Town Manager $45,970
    6. F Town Hall Elevator Controls Town Manager $75,000
    7. G Replace DPW Trucks Town Manager $142,000
    8. H Wetlands Order of Conditions School Superintendent $40,000
    9. I Roof Engineering School Superintendent $100,000
    10. J Kitchen Equipment School Superintendent $24,200
    11. K Data Center Replacement School Superintendent $205,000
    12. L School Capacity Study School Superintendent $50,000
    13. M District Wide Facility Improvements School Superintendent $170,000
    14. N Boiler Replacement School Superintendent $160,000
    15. O Special Education Van School Superintendent $26,000
    16. P Replace Police Cruisers Police Chief $135,634
  15. Purchase of Valve Maintenance Trailer System $65,000 – PASSED
  16. Purchase of Water Department Truck $50,000 – PASSED
  17. Purchase of Bucket Truck $100,000 – PASSED
  18. Purchase of Multi-Purpose Municipal Tractor $177,000 – PASSED
  19. Sewer Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan Update $170,000 – PASSED
  1. Colella Farm Road Sewer – Citizen’s Petition – Motion for No Action by the Citizen Petitioner – PASSED (article taken out of order)
  1. Sidewalk Master Plan Phase II $1,060,000 –
    – $100,000 for Wood Street from Proctor Street to Walker Street
    – $960,000 for West Main Street from Lumber to Downey Street
    Amendment by Tom Terry to reduce the amount to $100,000 – FAILED 127 – 104
    Main Motion –  Yes 124 / No 103 – FAILS to get a 2/3rds Majority
  2. School Bus Parking Lot $300,000 – YES 146 / NO 60 – PASSED

11:11 PM – Town Meeting Adjourned, to be continued until Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 PM at Hopkinton Middle School. For full town meeting info visit:  https://ehop.org/town-meeting/



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