May 2, 2011 Special Town Meeting

FY11 Special Town Meeting

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Date/Time:

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Location:

Charles Forbes Kaye Gymnasium, Littleton Middle School, 55 Russell Street, Littleton, MA 01460
Warrant:Special Town Meeting warrant
Booklet:Town Meeting Booklet

Town Meeting Votes:

  1. Bills of Prior Years
  2. FY 2011 Line Item Transfers
  3. Rescind Ambulance/EMS Enterprise Fund
  4. Capital Improvements #2 Well Production Facility - request of Board of Water Commissioners

Town Meeting Votes

ARTICLE 1 - Board of Selectmen - Bills of Prior Years 

To see if the Town will vote to transfer a sum or sums of money from available funds to pay unpaid bills from prior fiscal years, or to take any other action in relation thereto.

Motion: Moved and seconded by the Board of Selectmen that the Town vote to transfer the sum of $406.34 from Line 720 Short Term Debt of the FY 2011 Operating Budget as adopted under Article 4 of the May 3, 2010 Annual Town Meeting to pay for unpaid bills from previous fiscal years, as listed below:

VendorDept.AmountFiscal Year

Littleton Lumber

Cemetery44.05FY2010

Shattuck Oil

Public Buildings136.40FY2010

Staples

Police225.89FY2010

Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen support Article 1.

Declared passed by a unanimous vote (9/10th required). So voted.

ARTICLE 2 - Board of Selectmen - FY 2011 Line Item Transfers 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the FY 2011 Operating Budget, as adopted under Article 4 of the May 3, 2010 Annual Town Meeting, by adjusting budget line items, or to take any other action in relation thereto.

Motion: Moved and seconded by the Board of Selectmen that the Town vote to amend the FY 2011 Operating Budget, as adopted under Article 4 of the May 3, 2010 Annual Town Meeting and amended by the November 8, 2010 Special Town Meeting, by adjusting budget line items as follows:

BudgetLine ItemFY11 BudgetAdjustmentFY11 Budget Adjusted

Legal

151100,000.0060,000.00160,000.00

Short Term Debt

720265,680.00(31,094.00)234,586.00

Employee/ Retiree Benefits

1944,445,492.00(28,906.00)4,416,586.00
Total Budget Appropriated 31,702,435.000.0031,702,435.00

Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen support Article 2. 

Declared passed by a majority vote. So voted.

ARTICLE 3 - Board of Selectmen - Rescind Ambulance/EMS Enterprise Fund 

To see if the Town will vote to rescind its vote under Article 4 of the November 14, 2006 Special Town Meeting which established an Ambulance Enterprise Fund pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 53F½ of the General Laws, or to take any other action in relation thereto.

Motion: Moved and seconded by the Board of Selectmen that the Town vote to rescind its vote under Article 4 of the November 14, 2006 Special Town Meeting which established an Ambulance Enterprise Fund pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 53F½  of the General Laws, effective fiscal year 2012.

Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen support Article 3. 

Declared passed by a majority vote. So voted.

ARTICLE 4 - Board of Water Commissioners - Capital Improvements #2 Well Production Facility 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds and/or borrow a sum or sums of money for the purpose of funding capital improvements to the # 2 Well Production Facility of the Town of Littleton Water Department, to improve well capacity and meet new MADEP drinking water regulations, or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Motion: Moved and seconded by the Board of Water Commissioners that the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $125,000 for the purpose of funding capital improvements to the # 2 Well Production Facility of the Town of Littleton Water Department, to improve well capacity and meet new MADEP drinking water regulations, and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to borrow said sum under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 8(5), of the General Laws, or pursuant to and any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor, and further, that although the borrowing authorized by this vote must constitute a general obligation of the Town pursuant to Chapter 44 of the General Laws, it is the intention of the Town that the repayment of any borrowing authorized hereunder shall, in the first instance, be made from water system revenues.

Board of Water Commissioners, Finance Committee, and Board of Selectmen support Article 4.  

Declared passed by a unanimous vote (2/3rds required). So voted.