Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Special Town Meeting

Middlesex, ss:

To: Constable of the Town of Ashby in said County:

Greeting:

In the name of the Commonwealth, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Ashby, qualified to vote in elections and town affairs, to meet at the Elementary School Auditorium in said Ashby, Saturday, May 1, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. to act on the following articles:

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING ARTICLES

Article 1. To see if the Town will vote 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.

Finance Committee action: _ _ Approved Disapproved No Action

Article 2. To see if the Town will vote 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.

Finance Committee action: _ _ Approved Disapproved No Action

Article 3. To see if the Town will vote 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.

    Finance Committee action: _ Approved Disapproved No Action

    Article 4. To see if the Town will vote 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.

    Finance Committee action: _ Approved ___ Disapproved ___ No Action

    Article 5. To see if the Town will vote 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.

    Finance Committee action: _ _ Approved ___ Disapproved ____ No Action

    Article 6. To see if the Town will 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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    Finance Committee action: _ _ Approved Disapproved No Action

    Article 7. To see if the Town will vote 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.

    Finance Committee action: _ _ Approved ___ Disapproved ___ No Action

    Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds the sum of $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.

    Finance Committee action: _ _ Approved ___ Disapproved ___ No Action

     

    Article 9. To see if the Town will vote 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.

    Finance Committee action: _ _ Approved ___ Disapproved ___ No Action

    Article 10. To see if the Town will vote 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.

    Finance Committee action: _ _ Approved ___ Disapproved ___ No Action

    Article 11. To see if the Town will vote 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.

    Finance Committee action: _ _ Approved Disapproved No Action

     

    And you are hereby directed to serve this warrant by posting an attested copy in at least three (3) public places in said Ashby fourteen (14) days at least before holding of said meeting. Hereof, fail not, and make due return of this warrant with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting aforesaid.

    Given under our hands this 14th day of April 1999.

     

    Michael McCallum,

    Chair

    Mark Forgues,

    Clerk

    Michael Reggio

    ASHBY BOARD OF SELECTMEN

     

     

     

    By virtue of this precept, I have posted three (3) attested copies of the foregoing warrant in three (3) public places in said Ashby at least fourteen days before the time of said Special Town Meeting.

    April 14, 1999

    John H. Brodie

     

    CONSTABLE OF ASHBY