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<br /> <br /> <br />March 20, 2017 Annual Town Meeting <br /> <br />Moderator Deborah Brown called the 2017 Annual Town Meeting to order at 7:34 p.m., <br />Monday, March 20, 2017, at the Margery Milne Battin Hall in the Cary Memorial Building, <br />1605 Massachusetts Avenue. A quorum in excess of 100 members was present. The William <br />Diamond Fife and Drum Corps led the Lexington Minutemen to post the colors, followed by the <br />playing of the National Anthem. <br /> <br />Town Clerk, Nathalie L. Rice, read the Warrant for Annual Town Meeting until waived. The <br /> <br /> <br />7:36 p.m. The Moderator made announcements and called for the testing of the electronic <br />voting units with the intention of using the voting units for the 2017 March Annual Town <br />Meeting and Special Town Meeting #1. She welcomed new Town Meeting Members and <br />reviewed parliamentary procedures. She stated that the Deputy Town Moderator would be <br />nd <br />approved by Town Meeting on Wednesday, March 22. <br /> <br />7:50 p.m. The Moderator declared the Annual Town Meeting to be in recess. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />March 20, 2017 Special Town Meeting #1 (2017-1) <br /> <br />Moderator Deborah Brown called to order Special Town Meeting #1 at 7:53 p.m., Monday, <br />March 20, 2017, at the Margery Milne Battin Hall in the Cary Memorial Building, 1605 <br />Massachusetts Avenue; a quorum in excess of 100 members was present. <br /> <br />7:53 p.m. Town Clerk, Nathalie L. Rice, read the Warrant for Special Town Meeting #1 <br />until waived. The Town Clerk <br /> <br />7:53 p.m. The Moderator declared the Meeting open under Article 1. <br /> <br />ARTICLE 1: REPORTS OF TOWN BOARDS, OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES <br />7:53 p.m. Suzanne Barry, Chair, Board of Selectmen, moved the Report of the Town <br />Manager be received and placed on file. Unanimously Adopted. She asked to have Town <br />FY18 <br />Recommended Budget and Financing Plan. He reviewed the proposed appropriation under <br />Article 2 of the Special Town Meeting, focusing on tax payer impacts. <br />8:05 p.m. John Bartenstein, Chair of the Appropriation Committee, moved the report of the <br />Committee be received and placed on file. Unanimously Adopted. <br />8:05 p.m. Jill Hai, Chair, Capital Expenditures Committee, moved the Report of the <br />Committee be received and placed on file. Unanimously Adopted. <br />8:08 p.m. The Moderator declared the Meeting open under Articles 2 and 3 and explained <br />they would be discussed together, but voted on separately. <br /> <br />8:08 p.m. Presented by Suzanne Barry, Chair, Board of Selectmen. <br />ARTICLE 2: APPROPRIATE DESIGN FUNDS FOR FIRE HEADQUARTERS <br />MOTION: That $450,000 be appropriated for design, engineering and architectural services <br />for a new or renovated Fire Station and that to meet this appropriation the <br />Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to borrow <br />$450,000 under M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 7, or any other enabling authority. <br />Any premium received by the Town upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved <br />by this vote, less any such premium applied to the payment of the costs of <br />issuance of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of costs approved <br />by this vote in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 20 of the General Laws, <br />thereby reducing the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs by a like <br />amount. <br /> <br />ARTICLE 3: APPROPRIATE DESIGN FUNDS FOR FIRE STATION SWING SPACE <br />MOTION: That $50,000 be appropriated for remodeling, reconstructing and making <br />extraordinary repairs and additions to the building at 173 Bedford Street, <br />including design, engineering and architectural services to provide swing space <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />