RESULTS OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

MAY 1, 1999

The warrant was returned to the Assistant Town Clerk on May 1, 1999 at 8:50 a.m. by Constable John H. Brodie.

With a quorum present, the Moderator called the meeting the order. The rules of the meetin were read. The warrant showed it had been properly served.

A motion was made and seconded to waive the reading of the warrant, and so voted.

 

Article 1. The motion was made and seconded to transfer the sum of $2,065 from Veteran’s Benefit Expense, account #01-5-543-005 to a new account named Open Space Plan for purpose of funding the development of an open space plan, or take any action thereon.

VOTE: MOTION PASSED

Article 2. The motion was made and seconded to transfer the sum of $600.00 from election & registration wages account #01-5-162-000 to Town Clerk’s expense account #01-5-161-001 for the purpose of purchasing supplies, or take any action thereon.

VOTE: UNANIMOUS

Article 3. The motion was made and seconded to accept the following zoning by-law:

  • 6.5.2.2 A sign of one or two sides, not to exceed 5 square feet, to direct persons to the police department. Said sign shall be located on or near the public way adjacent to the police station. Said sign may be lit by flood light or may be lit internally.
  • or take any action thereon.

    VOTE: 2/3’S FOR - 28 AGAINST - 84 DEFEATED

    Article 4. The motion was made and seconded to appropriate from available funds the sum of $181,288, Chapter 90 bond issues, to be used by the Highway Department in accordance with the General Laws, or take any action thereon.

    VOTE: UNANIMOUS

    Article 5. The motion was made and seconded to authorize the Moderator to form a Library Building Committee to conduct a study and to develop plans and information to modernize and expand the Ashby Free Public Library including ADA compliance and to make a report on its findings to the next Annual Town Meeting, or take any action thereon.

    VOTE: UNANIMOUS

    Article 6. The motion was made and seconded to authorize a transfer of the sum of $4,095.23 from the County Dog Fund, $935 from Veteran’s Benefit Expense account #01-5-543-005, and $519.40 from Fire Station Fuel account #01-5-220-009, to a new account, Library Building Renovation for the purpose of planning ADA compliance and an addition for the Ashby Free Public Library, or take any action thereon.

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    VOTE: UNANIMOUS

     

    Article 7. The motion was made and seconded to transfer the sum of $3,000 from Article # 12, Public Safety Design, of the May 4, 1996 Annual Town Meeting to Technology & Systems account #01-5-192-003 for the purpose of purchasing computers and related equipment, or take any action thereon.

    VOTE: UNANIMOUS

    Article 8. The motion was made and seconded to transfer from Temporary Loan Interest, $12,000 to be added to $20,000 which was approved by Article # 17 of May 2, 1998 Annual Town Meeting and to authorize the purchase of a new Fire Pickup Truck and rescind the approval of the used Fire Pickup Truck by said May 2, 1998 vote, or act in relation thereto.

    A motion was made and seconded to amend this article by adding the words "and equip".

    VOTE ON AMENDMENT: UNANIMOUS

    A motion was made and seconded to amend article to read " a truck" to replace "a new fire pickup truck."

    VOTE ON AMENDMENT: UNANIMOUS

    VOTE ON ORIGINAL MOTION: UNANIMOUS

    Article 9. The motion was made and seconded to transfer the sum of $ 2,000 from Temporary Loan Interest account #01-5-752-000, to Communications Center Renovations account #01-5-299-003 for the purpose of making repairs and renovations to the Communications Center, or take any action thereon.

    VOTE: UNANIMOUS

    Article 10. The motion was made and seconded to transfer the sum of $4,000 from Article # 12, Public Safety Design, of the May 4, 1996 Annual Town Meeting, $451.02 from Highway Machinery Rental Fund, and $38.38 from Fire Station Fuel account #01-5-220-009, to Jaws of Life Power Unit for the purpose of purchasing a hydraulic power unit for jaws of life, or take any action thereon.

    VOTE: UNANIMOUS

    Article 11. The motion was made and seconded to authorize the Moderator to form a Town Common Advisory Committee, comprised of 5 members to serve for 3 years to assist Town Officials in the design and restoration of the Town Common, including its structures and landscaping, or take any action thereon.

    VOTE: UNANIMOUS

    A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the Special Town Meeting at 10:20 a.m., and so voted.