March 18, 2013 Annual Town Meeting
<br /> The first session of the 2013 Annual Town Meeting was called to order by Moderator Deborah
<br /> Brown at 7:30 p.m., Margery M. Baffin Hall, Cary Memorial Building. A quorum of 181
<br /> members present. The Lexington Minute Men Company, accompanied by the William Diamond
<br /> Fife and Drum Corp,posted the colors.
<br /> Town Clerk Donna M. Hooper read the warrant until waived. The Town Clerk then read the
<br /> Constable's Return.
<br /> 7:38 p.m. The meeting was adjourned until completion of the March 18, 2013 Special Town
<br /> Meeting.
<br /> March 18, 2013 Special Town Meeting
<br /> The March 18, 2013 Special Town Meeting was called to order by Moderator Deborah Brown at
<br /> 7:39 p.m., Margery M. Baffin Hall, Cary Memorial Building. A quorum of 181 members
<br /> present. Town Clerk Donna M. Hooper read the warrant until waived. The Town Clerk read the
<br /> Constable's Return.
<br /> 7:53 p.m. Following a brief recess, the Moderator declared Article 1 now before the
<br /> meeting.
<br /> ARTICLE 1: REPORTS OF TOWN BOARDS, OFFICERS, COMMITTEES
<br /> Marilyn Fenollosa,pct. 1, moved the Report of the Community Preservation Committee
<br /> be received and placed on file. Adopted Unanimously.
<br /> Charles Lamb,pr.4, moved the report of the Capital Expenditures Committee be received
<br /> &placed on file. Adopted Unanimously.
<br /> Glenn Parker,pr.4, moved the report of the Appropriation Committee be received &
<br /> placed on file. Adopted Unanimously.
<br /> 7:56 p.m. Presented by Selectman Peter Kelley.
<br /> ARTICLE 2: LAND PURCHASE OFF MARRETT ROAD
<br /> MOTION: That(a) the Selectmen be authorized to purchase, take by eminent domain
<br /> or otherwise acquire for preservation of historic resources purposes any fee, easement or
<br /> other interest in all or any part of land shown as lots 63A and 63B on Assessors' Property
<br /> Map 31, now or formerly of Trustees of the Supreme Council of the Ancient Accepted
<br /> Scottish Rite of Free Masonry on such terms and conditions as the Selectmen may
<br /> determine; that the sum of$10,950,000 be appropriated for such land acquisition, and
<br /> that to raise such amount, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is
<br /> authorized to borrow $7,390,000 under M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 7(3), as amended, or
<br /> under M.G.L. Chapter 44B, as amended, or any other enabling authority, and $3,560,000
<br /> be raised in the tax levy; (b) that $115,000 be appropriated from the Unbudgeted Reserve
<br /> of the Community Preservation Fund for debt service and related borrowing costs of the
<br /> Community Preservation Fund for fiscal year 2014; and (c) $147,500 be appropriated
<br /> from the Unbudgeted Reserve of the Community Preservation Fund for site surveys, legal
<br /> expenses and other related acquisition costs.
<br /> 7:58 p.m. Selectman Deborah Manger outlined requested action and reported the support
<br /> of the Selectmen.
<br /> 8:17 p.m. Marilyn Fenollosa, Community Preservation Committee Chair, reported
<br /> unanimous support of the Committee.
<br /> 8:22 p.m. Charles Lamb, Capital Expenditures Committee Chair, reported unanimous
<br /> support of the Committee.
<br /> 8:26 p.m. Glenn Parker, Appropriation Committee Chair, reported unanimous support of the
<br /> Committee.
<br /> 8:29 p.m. Bonnie Brodner reported unanimous support of the School Committee
<br /> 8:29 p.m. Richard Canale,pr.9, Planning Board Chair, reported support of the Board on a
<br /> vote of 4 in favor and 1 opposed.
<br /> 8:33 p.m. Members spoke in support and opposition.
<br /> 8:37 p.m. Adam Hoffman, 4 Rangeway, spoke in support.