May 7, 2012 Special Town Meeting

FY12 Special Town Meeting

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Date/Time:

Monday, May 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Location:

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

Town Meeting Results

  1. Bills of Prior Years
  2. FY 2012 Line Item Transfers
  3. FY 2012 Capital Items from Available Funds
  4. Engineering Design for #2 Well Production Facility [Board of Water Commissioners]

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. 

Motion: Moved and seconded by the Board of Selectmen that the Town vote to transfer the sum of $20,860 from Line 720 Short Term Debt of the FY 2012 Operating Budget as adopted under Article 4 of the May 2, 2011 Annual Town Meeting to pay for unpaid bills from previous fiscal years, as listed below:

Vendor

Dept.AmountFiscal Year

Minuteman Technical High School

Education Assessment$18,054.00FY2011
B&M CorpHighway$2,806.00FY2010

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 2012 Line Item Transfers

To see if the Town will vote to amend the FY 2012 Operating Budget, as adopted under Article 4 of the May 2, 2011 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 2012 Operating Budget, as adopted under Article 4 of the May 2, 2011 Annual Town Meeting and amended by the Article 2 of the November 14, 2011 Special Town Meeting, by adjusting budget line items as follows:

BudgetLine ItemFY12 BudgetAdjustmentFY12 Budget Adjusted

Building Maintenance Expenses

191$311,556+$40,000$351,556

Wastewater/Stormwater Expense

42050,000+15,00065,000

Unemployment Benefits

194100,000(45,000)55,000

General Insurance

193300,000(10,000)290,000

Total Budget Appropriated

 $32,946,0210$32,946,021

Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen support Article 2.

Declared passed by a unanimous vote. So voted.

ARTICLE 3 - Board of Selectmen/Finance Committee - FY 2012 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. Fire Station Ambulance Apparatus Bay - $200,000 from accumulated ambulance receipts to be expended by the Fire Department and Permanent Municipal Building Committee to reconfigure the ambulance apparatus bay area of the fire facility at 20 Foster Street. 
  2. Police Vehicle Purchase - $25,000 transferred from the revolving account for police cruiser sale proceeds to be expended by the Police Department to purchase an Administrative Police vehicle. 
  3. LCTV Studio Upgrade - $175,000 from the PEG funds account to be expended by the LCTV Advisory Committee and the Permanent Municipal Building Committee for upgrades to the studio located at the Shattuck Street building. 
  4. LCTV Equipment Upgrade - $125,000 from the PEG funds account to be expended by the LCTV Advisory Committee for upgrades to studio equipment. 

Motion: Moved and seconded by the Board of Selectmen that the Town vote to transfer $200,000 from accumulated ambulance receipts, $25,000 from the revolving account for police cruiser sale proceeds, and $300,000 from the PEG funds account, for a total of $525,000 for capital projects and purchases itemized and described in Article 3 as printed in the warrant.

Finance Committee, Board of Selectmen, and LCTV Advisory Committee support Article 3.

Declared passed by a unanimous vote. So voted.

ARTICLE 4 - Board of Water Commissioners - Borrowing: #2 Well Production Facility Design 

To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds and/or borrow a sum or sums of money for the purpose of funding engineering design for 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 $200,000 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, Board of Selectmen support Article 4. 

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