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, December 4, 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 accept the proposal of the Regional District School Committee passed on the 3rd day of March, 1999, to amend the Agreement establishing the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District, as amended, to add the town of Holden and make certain related technical changes.

4th AMENDMENT 1999

Expansion

This Amendment amends the agreement among the Cities of Fitchburg and Gardner and the Towns of Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Barre, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lunenburg, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Sterling, Templeton, Westminster and Winchendon with respect to the establishment of the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District pursuant to Chapter 568 of the Acts of 1964, as amended (the "Agreement") as follows:

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  2. The first sentence of the Agreement is amended to read: "This Agreement is entered into pursuant to Chapter 568 of the Acts of 1964 as amended by Chapter 543 of the Acts of 1965, by and among the Cities of Fitchburg and Gardner and the Towns of Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Barre, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lunenburg, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Sterling, Templeton, Westminster and Winchendon, and the Town of Holden as it shall accept this Agreement."
  • B. The last sentence of Section 1(c) shall be amended to read the following: "Within ten days after admission to the District, the Moderator of the Town of Holden shall appoint one member to serve on the regional district school committee until their successor is appointed in accordance with Section 1(c)."

    C. Section IV (D) - "Apportionment of Capital Costs" shall be amended by adding the following sentence: "An assessment shall be paid by the Town of Holden, upon its acceptance of this Agreement, in the amount of $733,680.00. This assessment shall be due and payable in equal quarter-annual installments over ten years to be paid at the time and in the manner set forth in Section IV(G) - "Fiscal Year and Time of Payment of Apportioned Costs.",

  • 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 $22,277 from additional FY99 Lottery Receipts to Regional Vocational Technical School, #01-5-300-000 for the purpose of paying increased North Middlesex Regional School District assessment, or take any action thereon.

    Finance Committee action: _ _ Approved Disapproved No Action

     

    Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $5,600 from additional FY99 Lottery Receipts to Town Hall Clerical, # 01-5-122-001 for the purpose of paying for additional clerical coverage, or take any action thereon.

    Finance Committee action: _ _ Approved Disapproved No Action

    Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $18,123 from additional FY99 Lottery Receipts and $1,877 from Free Cash to FY00 FICA, # 01-5-919-000 for the purpose of paying FICA, or take any action thereon.

    Finance Committee action: _ _ Approved Disapproved No Action

    Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $10,335 from Free Cash to Fire Engine account, # 01-5-220-014 to increase the sum of Article 18 from May 1, 1999 Annual Town Meeting for the purpose of purchasing a Fire Truck, or take any action thereon.

    Finance Committee action: _ _ Approved Disapproved No Action

    Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $25,000 from Free Cash to ADA Compliance - Lyman Building Account, #01-5-000-182 for the purpose of making renovations to the Lyman Building as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, or take any action thereon.

    Finance Committee action: _ _ Approved Disapproved No Action

    Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to discontinue a portion of the town way known as Watatic Mountain Road from a point one thousand two hundred (1200) feet from its intersection with Bennett Road to its terminus, 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 10th day of November, 1999.

     

    Michael A. Reggio

    Mark Forgues

    Michael McCallum

    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.

     

     

    Date: November 10, 1999

    Christopher VanVoorhis,

     

    CONSTABLE OF ASHBY