May 6, 2013 Special Town Meeting

FY13 Special Town Meeting

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Date/Time:

Monday, May 6, 2013 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

Town Meeting Results:

  1. Bills of Prior Years  no action taken
  2. FY 2013 Line Item Transfers
  3. FY 2013 Minuteman Vocational Bill
  4. Funding Collective Bargaining Agreements no action taken
  5. FY 2013 Capital Items from Available Funds (ambulance)
  6. Establish Capital Stabilization Fund
  7. Fund Capital Stabilization Fund
  8. Security Upgrades for Littleton Public Schools
  9. Water Betterment on Gilson Road withdrawn

Town Meeting Results

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. 

No affirmative action taken under Article 1.

ARTICLE 2 - Board of Selectmen - FY 2013 Line Item Transfers 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the FY 2013 Operating Budget, as adopted under Article 4 of the May 7, 2012 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 2013 Operating Budget, as adopted under Article 4 of the May 2, 2012 Annual Town Meeting and amended by the Article 4 of the November 14, 2012 Special Town Meeting, by adjusting budget line items as follows:

BudgetLine ItemFY13 BudgetAdjustmentFY13 Adjusted

Legal - Expenses

151$175,000$35,000$210,000

Appeals Board - Personal

1763,8303,6577,487

Building Maintenance - Expenses

191321,55630,000351,556

Employee Benefits [Unemployment]

194350,000(68,657)281,343
Total Budget Appropriated $34,724,233$0$34,724,233

Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen support Article 2. 

Declared passed by a unanimous vote. So voted.

ARTICLE 3 - Board of Selectmen - FY 2013 Minuteman Vocational Bill

To see if the Town will vote to transfer $40,000 from available funds to pay FY2013 tuition for two Littleton students enrolled at Minuteman Vocational Technical High School, or to take any other action in relation thereto.

Motion: Moved and seconded by the Board of Selectmen that the Town vote to transfer $40,000 from undesignated fund balance for the purposes set forth in Article 3.

Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen support Article 3. 

Declared passed by a unanimous vote. So voted.

ARTICLE 4 - Board of Selectmen - Fund Collective Bargaining Agreements 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a sum or sums of money for the purpose of funding any new collective bargaining agreements between the Town and its employee unions, or to take any other action in relation thereto.

No affirmative action taken under Article 4.

ARTICLE 5 - Board of Selectmen/Finance Committee - FY 2013 Capital Items from Available Funds

To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds a sum or sums of money to be expended by the respective Departments or Officers indicated, for the capital projects and purchases itemized and described, or to take any other action in relation thereto. 

  1. Ambulance replacement - $250,000 to be expended by the Fire Department to replace a 2006 Ambulance. 

Motion: Moved and seconded by the Board of Selectmen that the Town vote to transfer $250,000 from undesignated fund balance to be expended by the Fire Department to replace a 2006 ambulance.

Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen support Article 5. 

Declared passed by a unanimous vote. So voted.

ARTICLE 6 - Board of Selectmen - Establish Capital Stabilization Fund

To see if the Town will vote to create a Capital Stabilization Fund for the purpose of funding any capital-related project, or pieces of capital equipment, or debt-service payment related thereto, as authorized by Chapter 40, Section 5B 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 approve Article 6 as printed in the warrant.

Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen support Article 6. 

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

ARTICLE 7 - Board of Selectmen - Fund Capital Stabilization Fund 

To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds a sum of money for the purpose of supplementing the Capital Stabilization Fund established by Article 6 of the May 6, 2013 Special Town Meeting, as authorized by Chapter 40, Section 5B 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 transfer the sum of $196,914 from undesignated fund balance for the purpose of supplementing the Capital Stabilization Fund established by the preceding article.

Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen support Article 7.

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

ARTICLE 8 - Board of Selectmen / School Committee - Security Upgrades for Littleton Public Schools

To see if the Town will vote to amend its vote under Article 6 of the October 20, 2008 Special Town Meeting, which raised and appropriated the sum of $20,000 to be expended by the School Committee for replacement of the fire alarm system at the Shaker Lane School, to provide that said funds may also be expended by the School Committee “for security upgrades at the Littleton Public Schools,” or to take any other action in relation thereto. 

Motion: Moved and seconded by the Board of Selectmen that the Town vote to approve Article 8 as printed in the warrant.

Finance Committee, Board of Selectmen, and School Committee support Article 8.

Declared passed by a majority vote. So voted.

ARTICLE 9 - Board of Water Commissioners - Water Betterment on Gilson Road 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of extending Town water service on Gilson Road; and to authorize the Town to recover the full cost of such improvements, with interest, through the assessment of betterments on the properties benefitted thereby, or to take any other action in relation thereto. 

[No action will be taken on Article 9, which has been withdrawn by the Board of Water Commissioners.]. 

No affirmative action taken under Article 9.