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2014 ANNUAL & SPTM.mins
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March 24,2014 Annual Town Meeting <br /> Moderator Deborah Brown called the 2014 Annual Town Meeting to order,Monday,March 24,2014 at <br /> 7:45 p.m.,Margery M.Battin Hall,Cary Memorial Building;A quorum of 181 members present. <br /> The William Diamond Fife and Drum Corps led the Lexington Minutemen to post the colors,followed <br /> by playing the National Anthem. <br /> Town Clerk Donna M.Hooper read the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting,until waived. The Town <br /> Clerk read the Constables Return of Service. <br /> Moderator Brown recognized and called a moment of silence for the passing of Alan Lazarus and <br /> Richard Battin,two former long-term Town Meeting Members. <br /> The Moderator briefly reviewed the electronic voting system authorized by the 2013 Town Meeting for <br /> implementation at this year's meetings,with hand-held devices issued to all members. Moderator <br /> Brown reviewed meeting procedures for new and returning members. <br /> 8:00 P.M. Presented by Selectman Deborah Manger. <br /> ARTICLE 2: ELECTION OF DEPUTY MODERATOR <br /> MOTION: That Rod Cole be approved as Deputy Moderator. Unanimously Adopted. <br /> 8:08 P.M. Selectman Deborah Manger moved the 2014 Annual Town Meeting be adjourned until <br /> completion of the 2014 Special Town Meeting. Unanimously Adopted. <br /> March 24,2014 Special Town Meeting <br /> Moderator Deborah Brown called to order the 2014 Special Town Meeting,Monday,March 24,2014 at <br /> 8:08 p.m. Margery M.Battin Hall,Cary Memorial Building;A quorum of 181 members present. <br /> Town Clerk Donna M.Hooper read the Special Town Meeting Warrant until waived. The Town Clerk <br /> read the Constables Return of Service. <br /> 8:09 p.m. Presented by Selectman Joseph Pato. <br /> ARTICLE 1: REPORTS OF TOWN BOARDS,OFFICERS,COMMITTEES <br /> MOTION: That electronic voting operating rules and use be approved as per <br /> `Rules for Electronic Voting at Town Meeting—March 24,2014'. <br /> 8:10 P.M. Mr.Pato reviewed requested action,reported unanimous support of the Selectmen, and <br /> explained a two-thirds vote to be required. Declared Adopted by more than the necessary <br /> two-thirds vote. <br /> 8:11 pm Marilyn Fenollosa moved the Report of the Community Preservation Committee be <br /> received and placed on file. Unanimously Adopted. <br /> 8:12 p.m. Jill Hai moved the Report of the Capital Expenditures Committee be received and placed <br /> on file. Unanimously Adopted. <br /> 8:12 p.m. Glenn Parker moved the Report of the Appropriation Committee be received and placed <br /> on file. Unanimously Adopted. <br /> 8:13 p.m. Presented by Marilyn Fenollosa,pr.5,Community Preservation Committee. <br /> ARTICLE 2: CARY MEMORIAL BUILDING UPGRADES <br /> MOTION: That$8,476,580 be appropriated for remodeling,reconstructing,and <br /> making extraordinary repairs to the Cary Memorial Building,and for equipment in connection <br /> therewith,and to meet this appropriation$235,230 be raised in the tax levy and the Treasurer, <br /> with the approval of the Board of Selectmen,is authorized to borrow$8,241,350 under M.G.L. <br /> Chapter 44,Section 7(3A),as amended,or under M.G.L. Chapter 44B,as amended,or any other <br /> enabling authority. <br /> Ms.Fenollosa reported unanimous support of the Community Preservation Committee. <br /> Nancy Shepard,Chair of Ad Hoc Cary Memorial Building Renovation Design Committee,and project <br /> Architect Don Mills,presented. Ms. Shepard reviewed the charge of committee and reported the <br /> unanimous support of the Committee. Don Mills,Mills Whitaker Architects,reviewed estimated costs <br /> and elements of project. <br /> 8:27 p.m.—Selectman Deborah Manger reported support[5-0]of the Selectmen,identifying some <br /> concerns on project timing. Selectman Joseph Pato reviewed his position and support at this time, <br /> addressing prior issues regarding debt funding and integration with additional capital projects;his <br /> comfortableness with alternate financing schemes that will shorten term of debt. <br />
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