May 5, 2014 Special Town Meeting

FY14 Special Town Meeting

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Date/Time:

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Location:

Charles Forbes Kaye Gymnasium, Littleton Middle School, 55 Russell Street, Littleton, MA 01460

Warrant:

Special Town Meeting

Town Meeting Report:

Town Meeting Report - w/ motions, recommendations, explanations [forthcoming]

Town Meeting Results:

  1. Bills of Prior Years - no action taken
  2. FY 2014 Line Item Transfers
  3. DEP Sustainable Water Management Initiative [Board of Water Commissioners]
  4. Water Betterment – Route 495 Bridge Crossing/Great Road/Route 119 [Board of Water Commissioners]

Town Meeting Results

ARTICLE 1 - Board of Selectmen - Bills of Prior Years [9/10ths vote required]

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. 

No affirmative action taken under Article 1.

ARTICLE 2 - Board of Selectmen - FY 2014 Line Item Transfers

To see if the Town will vote to amend the FY 2014 Operating Budget, as adopted under Article 4 of the May 6, 2013 Annual Town Meeting and amended by Article 3 of the November 4, 2013 Special 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 2014 Operating Budget, as adopted under Article 4 of the May 6, 2013 Annual Town Meeting and amended by the Article 3 of the November 4, 2013 Special Town Meeting, by adjusting budget line items as follows:

Budget

Line Item

FY13 Budget

Adjustment

FY13 Adjusted

Legal - Expenses

151

$175,000

$35,000

$210,000

General Insurance

193

340,000

(35,000)

305,000

Total Budget Appropriated

 

$34,362,627

$0

$34,362,627

Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee support Article 2.  

Declared passed by a majority vote. So voted.

ARTICLE 3 - Board of Water Commissioners - DEP Sustainable Water Management Initiative

To see if the Town will vote to transfer a sum or sums of money from Water Enterprise Fund Undesignated Fund Balance for the purpose of funding a reimbursable grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Sustainable Water Management Initiative to the Littleton Water Department to “Maximize Sustainable Water Management by Minimizing the Cost of Meeting Human and Ecological Water Needs”, or to take any other action in relation thereto. 

Motion: Moved and seconded by the Board of Water Commissioners that the Town vote to transfer the sum of $95,822 from Water Enterprise Fund Undesignated Fund Balance for the purposes set forth in Article 3.

Board of Water Commissioners and Board of Selectmen support Article 3.

Declared passed by a majority vote. So voted.

ARTICLE 4 - Board of Water Commissioners - Water Betterment—Route 495 Bridge Crossing/Great Road/Route 119

To see if the Town will vote to transfer from Water Enterprise Fund Undesignated Fund Balance and/or authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow a sum or sums of money under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 8(5) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds and notes therefor, for the purpose of extending Town water service and appurtenances from its current location on the westerly side of Route 495 at Great Road/Route 119 to the easterly side of Route 495 at Great Road/Route 119 at a connection point with existing water main; and to authorize the Town to recover the full cost of such improvements, with interest, through the assessment of betterments on properties benefited thereby and/or by an agreement for funding with the owner(s) of one or more of the properties benefitted thereby, or otherwise as authorized by law, or to take any other action in relation thereto.

Motion: Moved and seconded by the Board of Water Commissioners that the Town vote to authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow the sum of $870,000 under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 8(5) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds and notes therefor, for the purpose of extending Town water service and appurtenances from its current location on the westerly side of Route 495 at Great Road/Route 119 to the easterly side of Route 495 at Great Road/Route 119 at a connection point with existing water main; and to authorize the Town to recover the full cost of such improvements, with interest, through the assessment of betterments on properties benefited thereby and/or by an agreement for funding with the owner(s) of one or more of the properties benefitted thereby, or otherwise as authorized by law. 

Board of Water Commissioners support Article 4.

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