Motions for ATM


town meeting

Mike Sullivan emailed yesterday the motions that are to be used at the annual town meeting (ATM):

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Consent Calendar

Move that Articles 2,3,4,5,6,7 8,28,31 and 32 be voted as set out in the warrant and that Articles 20, 22, and 23 be dismissed.

 

Move that Article __ be voted as set out in the Warrant.

 

Move that Article __ be dismissed.

 

Article 9. Move that , $1,495 be appropriated for the purpose of paying a fy16 medical bill incurred by the Medfield  Police Department and that to meet said appropriation $1,495 be raised on the fy18tax levy.

 

Article 10.  Move that  $_____________ be appropriated to the fy17 Reserve Fund, Account 01-997-2 and that to meet said appropriation $_______________ be raised on the fy18 tax levy.

 

Article 11.  Move that Article 11, fixing the salary and compensation of elected officers be voted as set out in the Warrant.

 

Article 12.  Move that the PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION PLAN and CLASSIFICATION OF POSITIONS AND PAY SCHEDULE be voted as set out in the warrant, to take effect as of July 1, 2017.

 

Article 13.  Move that the sum of $_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ to defray the operating expenses of the Town for the fiscal year commencing July1, 2017 be appropriated as set out in the warrant and/or as amended on the floor of the Town Meeting and that to meet said appropriation the following sums be raised on the fiscal 18 tax levy and/or transferred from other available funds as follows:

 

 

Cemetery – Perpetual Care Interest         $———————$20,000

Water Enterprise Fund                                  $__________$1,942,715

Sewer Enterprise Fund                                  $__________$1,650,000

Pension Reserve Fund                                   $_____________ 75,000

Free Cash                                                            $___________        -0-

Sewer Betterment Stabilization Fund      $____________400,000

Bond Premium Sawmill Brook                     $______________1,042

Bond Premium June’07 Issue                      $______________3,357

Bond Premium Red Gate Farm                   $______________2,408

Bond Premium HS Field Renovation         $______________3.000.

Bond Premium Solar Array                           $______________3,683.

Use of School Property Revolving              $_____________30,000.

MWPAT Title V Septic Loan Receipts        $______________4,100.

MA Schl Bldg. Authority BAN Int.reimb.  $_____________44,501.

MSBA grant to Offset School Debt            $__________1,183,535.

Sub-total  Other Revenue Source  $  5,364,086

 

Fy18 Tax Levy $________________________________________

Total Appropriation_____________________________________

Article 14.  Move that the Town appropriate $_______________________________________________

to fund the fy18 Capital Budget, as set out in the warrant and/or as amended, and that the meet said appropriation the following sums be transferred from available funds and/or raised on the fy18 tax levy as follows:

Park & Recreation Revolving Funds                                                                          $____________37,123                  Unexpended Appropriation Funds (as set out in the Warrant Report)       $____________72,694                  fy18 Tax Levy                                                                                                                               $ __________ 361,006

Total  $__________________

Article 15.  Move that the Town appropriate $_______________________________________________ 

for the purpose of providing Advanced Life Support services, said sum to be raised on the fy18 tax levy, and that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to expend said funds, provided that the appropriation authorized under this article be contingent upon approval of a so-called Proposition 2 ½ operating override in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 21C.

Article 15.  Move that Article 15 be dismissed.

 

Article 16.  Move that the Town accept Mass G.L., Chapter 44, Section 55C, and establish a municipal affordable housing trust fund,  to be known as the Medfield  Affordable Housing Trust Fund and amend the Code of the Town of Medfield to add a new Chapter: Chapter 15 Medfield Affordable Housing Trust Fund , to read as set forth in the Warrant.

Article 17.  Move that the Town appropriate One Million Dollars ($1,000,000)for the purposes of acquiring public land and/or public property, designing and/or constructing affordable public housing within the Town, and for the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto, said sum to be transferred to the Medfield Affordable Housing Trust Fund for said purposes; and that the Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen,  be authorized to borrow in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c.44, s.7(1) or any other enabling statute, as may be appropriate, and that the Medfield Affordable Housing Trust Fund be authorized to expend said funds, to enter into contracts with federal, state and/or private parties, and to apply for and accept federal, state and/or private grants to accomplish said purposes, provided that all appropriations authorized under this article be contingent upon approval of a so-called Proposition 2 ½ debt exclusion, in accordance with M.G.L. c.59, s.21C.

 

 

 

Article 17. Moved that Article 17 be dismissed.

 

Article 18.  Move that the Town appropriate $100,000. said sum to be raised on the fy18 tax levy,  for the purpose of providing ongoing maintenance and security at the site of the former state hospital.

 

Article 19.  Move that the Town appropriate $100,000, said sum to be raised on the fy18 tax levy, for the purpose of hiring consultants, engineers, and/or attorneys to assist the Town with ongoing preparation of a master plan for reuse of the former hospital and surrounding areas and to advise the Town on matters concerning the site’s disposition, reuse and environmental remediation, said funds to be expended   under the direction of the Board of Selectmen, with the understanding that the Board of Selectmen may authorize any other Town board, commission, committee or department to expend a portion of said funds for such purposes.

 

Article 20.  Move that Article 20 be dismissed.

(No Report)

 

Article 21.  Move that the Town appropriate $15,000,, said sum to be raised on the fy18 tax levy, for the purpose of making improvements to the downtown, said sum to be expended under the direction of the Board of Selectmen.

 

Article 22.  Move that $16,000 be appropriated, said sum to be raised on the fy18 tax levy, for the purpose of preparing a downtown Phase II Parking Study, said funds to be expended under the direction of the Economic Development Committee, and that and that said Committee be authorized to apply for and accept grants, loans or gifts from the state and federal government or private agencies, and to enter into contracts with such.

 

Article 22.  Move that Article 22 be dismissed.

 

Article 23.  Move that Article 23 be dismissed.

 

Article 23.  Move that $10,000 be appropriated, said sum to be raised on the fy18 tax levy, for the purpose of making repairs and improvements to the Dwight-Derby House, said sum to be expended under the direction of the Facilities Manager, in consultation with the Friends of the Dwight-Derby House.

 

Article 24.  Move that $3,000. be appropriated, said sum to be raised on the fy18 tax levy, and that said sum be used with funds from the Bay Circuit Rail Trail Association (BCRTA) to prepare plans for a bike trail on an abandoned Massachusetts Bay Transportation rail line, which runs in Medfield from Ice House Road to the Dover town line.

 

Article 24.  Move that Article 24 be dismissed.

 

Article 25.  Move that the Town appropriate $67,626, said sum to be raised on the fy18 tax levy, to purchase the existing street lights, brackets and other associated fixtures and equipment located in the public ways of the Town from Boston Edison, and/or Eversource, or their successor entities and to pay for the purchase and installation of LED streetlights, said lights, brackets and other associated fixtures and equipment, to be owned and maintained by the Town of Medfield, and further, to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into a contract/contracts and to accept grants, loans or gifts from private contractors, state, federal and or private parties to accomplish said purposes and to effectuate the transfer of ownership,

Article 25. Move that Article 25 be dismissed.

 

Article 26.  Move that the Town appropriate $5,000, said sum to be raised on the fy18 tax levy, for the purpose of trapping beavers and removing beaver dams and lodges throughout the Town, said sum to be expended under the jurisdiction of the Town Administrator.

 

Article 27.  Move that the Town name the bridge crossing Mill Brook at Elm Street the “Colonel Douglas C. MacKeachie Bridge, and  appropriate $500 to fund a sign designating this bridge as such and to fund appropriate ceremonies in recognition of the occasion.

 

Article 28.   Move that the Town transfer $158,287 from sewer betterments paid-in-advance to the Sewer Stabilization Fund, established under Article 31 of the 2004 ATM in accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 5B, as amended by Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2003.

(Consent Calendar)

 

Article 29.  Move that the Town appropriate $50,000 from the Ambulance Revolving Fund, to the General Fund Stabilization Fund to reimburse that fund for a temporary loan from said Stabilization Fund in fy17 to cover the purchase of a replacement ambulance for the Medfield Fire Department.

 

Article 30.  Move that the Town appropriate $400,000 to the Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Trust, fund 81-001, said sum to be raised by transferring $41,299 from the fy17 County Retirement Contribution  Budget, account 01-911-2, $7,154 from the Water Enterprise Fund, $33,400 from the Sewer Enterprise Fund,  $200,000 from Free Cash and by raising $118,147 on the fy18 tax levy, for the purpose of setting aside monies to cover the unfunded retiree health insurance costs.

 

Article 31.  Move that the Town accept a public right-of-way over a portion of the following street:

 

Vinald Road, between Mitchell Street and Cottage Street, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen and also, as shown on a plan captioned “Plan of Land Medfield, Mass. Scale 1” = 40’ Dated: January 20, 2016 Carlson Survey Company 261 Union Street Millis, Mass. 02054” recorded at Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 652 at Page 16 and authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by eminent domain or otherwise, such rights, titles and easements, including drainage easements, as may be necessary to accomplish such purposes.

 

(Consent Calendar)

 

Article 32.  Move that the Town accept as public ways all or a portion of the following streets:

Quarry Road Extension from Station 8+88.09 to Station 16+97.87

Erik Road Extension from Station 0+00.0 to Station 9+00.00

 

, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen and as shown on a plan referred to in the Order of Layout on file with the Town Clerk’s Office and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by eminent domain or otherwise, such rights, titles and easements, including drainage and trail easements, as may be necessary to accomplish such purposes.

 

(Consent Calendar)

 

 

Article 33.  Move that  the Town amend the Code of the Town of Medfield Chapter 270 Water Article I Water Conservation by striking the existing article in its entirety and replacing it, as set out in the Warrant.

 

Article 34.  Move that the Town amend the Code of the Town of Medfield, Division 2: Regulations, 270 Water, by adding a new Article II Public Water Supply System and a new Section 270-15 Water Department Access, thereunder, as set out in the Warrant.

 

Article 35.  Move that if the Town  appropriate $275,000, said sum to be transferred from the Water Enterprise Fund, Unreserved Fund Balance, for the purpose of hiring an engineering firm to conduct studies and/or design an Iron/Manganese Treatment/Removal facility for wells three (3), four (4) and/or five (5) of the Town’s water supply system.

 

 

Article 36.  Move that the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to lease space to private wireless providers on the new Town water tower on the site of the former state hospital property for the location of wireless facilities.

 

 

Article 37.  Move that the Town will vote to amend the Code of the Town of Medfield to add a new chapter 235, Stormwater Management, as set out in the Warrant.

 

Article 38.  Move that the Town  amend the Code of the Town of Medfield Chapter 270, Water, by adding a new Article III, Water Pollution Abatement, as set out in the Warrant.

 

Article 39.  Move that the Town amend the Medfield Town Code Chapter 300 Zoning Attachment 1 Table of Use Regulations, by adding the following symbol and definition:

SPPB – A use which may be permitted in the district by a special permit from the Planning Board in accordance with appropriate By-Laws.

Article 40.  Move that  the Town amend the Medfield Town Code Chapter 300 Zoning Attachment 1 Table of Use Regulations, by adding the sections in bold as set out in the Warrant.

 

 

Article 41.  Move that the Town amend the Medfield Town Code Chapter 300 Zoning Attachment 3 Table of Height and Bulk Regulations, by adding the sections in bold as set out in the Warrant.

       

 

Article 42.  Move that if the Town amend the Medfield Town Code Article 300 Zoning by adding a new Section 300-14.15 to create requirements for special permits by the Planning Board, as set out in the Warrant.

 

Article 43.  Move that the Town amend the Medfield Town Code Chapter 300 Zoning Article 2 Definitions, by striking the existing definition of DWELLING, MULTIFAMILY and replacing it in its entirely with the following definition of DWELLING, MULTIFAMILY shown in bold  in appropriate alphabetical order:

DWELLING, MULTIFAMILY

A building containing three or more dwelling units.

DWELLING, MULTIFAMILY A residential development consisting of three or more dwelling units on one single contiguous parcel, not necessarily contained in one building.

 

Article 44.  Move that if the Town amend the Medfield Town Code Chapter 300 Zoning Attachment 1 Table of Use Regulations, Section 1.4 by striking “PB” and replacing with “SPPB”, as shown in bold, as set out in the warrant.

 

Article 45.   Move that if the Town amend the Medfield Town Code Chapter 300 Zoning Attachment 2 Table of Area Regulations by adding in the “Use” column “(4+ units)” and by striking the existing numbers shown in the ”Area” column and replacing them with the numbers set out in the Warrant.

 

Article 46.  Move that if the Town amend the Medfield Town Code Article 300 Zoning by adding  Section 300-14.16. Inclusionary Zoning Bylaw, as set out in the Warrant.

 

Article 47.  Move that the Town vote to amend the Medfield Town Code Chapter 300 Zoning Attachment 3 Table of Height and Bulk Regulations  by adding the language and numbers set out in the Warrant.

 

Article 48.  Move that if the Town will amend the Code of the Town of Medfield, Division 1: Bylaws, Part II General Legislation, Chapter 175. Marijuana and Tetrahydrocannabinol by adding a new Section 175-3 as set out in the Warrant.

 

Article 49.  Move that the Town amend the Code of the Town of Medfield Chapter 300 Zoning  Attachment 1 Table of Use Regulations by adding a new section 4.10b NON-MEDICAL MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS with the designation “NO”  in all zoning districts, as set out in the Warrant.

 

Article 50.  Move that the Town will authorize the Board of Assessors to use $_____________________________________________________________________________from free cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the tax rate for the fiscal year 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 responses to “Motions for ATM

  1. Colleen Sullivan

    Pete,I guess I’m more confused now about the ALS issue after reading what you just send out.  If Article#15 is dismissed, is there a different Article# that will be on the Warrant about the “As Is” choice the BoS and Warrant Committee want?  What Article# will that be?Thanks,Colleen

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  2. Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson

    At the moment, what is suggested as the motions is all that there is, however, the Board of Selectmen may craft something new when we meet on Tuesday. Some of these things just have to be works in progress, until we see what unfolds. The ALS issue is a complicated one, given the lack of good data and the number of possible solutions.

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