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STM 2016-5 Article 7: Establish and Appropriate to and from Specified Stabilization Funds & Motion to Dissolve STM

Article 7: Establish and Appropriate to and from Specified Stabilization Funds MOTION: (a) That $48,621.58 be appropriated to the Transportation Demand Management Stabilization Fund, and to meet this appropriation $48,621.58 be transferred from the Transportation Demand Management special revenue account;
(b) That $1,878,771 be appropriated to the Capital Stabilization Fund, and to meet this appropriation $1,878,771 be raised in the tax levy

Moved by Ms. Ciccolo of the Board of Selectman.
The Board is unanimously in support
AC: unanimous in their support
CEC: only reports on subset b; we are unanimously in support

Questions from TMMs
Can we separate the votes?
Selectmen are amenable
Town Mod - we will debate and question the two parts together, take two votes

Town Mod calls for the vote on part a:
Yes: 135
No: 0
Abstain: 1
The MOTION carries

Town Mod calls for the vote on part b (requires 2/3 majority):
Yes: 129
No: 3
Abstain: 4
The MOTION carries

Town Moderator calls for MOTION to Dissolve S…

STM 2016-5 Article 6: Amend FY2017 Operating Enterprise Fund and Community Preservation Budgets

Article 6: Amend FY2017 Operating Enterprise Fund and Community Preservation Budgets
MOTION: (a) That the following adjustments be made to the following line items for the FY2017 budget as approved under Article 4 of the 2016 Annual Town Meeting:


8500: Town Clerk Personal Services, from $362,681 to $368,039;8500: Town Clerk Personal Expenses, from $124,675 to $125,567;8320: Misc. Boards and Committees, from $4,500 to $34,500;7100: Land Use, Health and Development Expenses, from $414,153 to $436,613 and, that said adjustments be funded from the tax levy.

MOTION: (b) That the following adjustment be made to the following line item for the FY2017 budget to operate the Water Division of the Department of Public Works as approved under Article 5(a) of the 2016 Annual Town Meeting:


MWRA Water Assessment, from $7,378,622 to $7,349,661
and, further that $90,500 be appropriated from Water Fund Retained Earnings to support the FY17 Water Division Budget in addition to $131,000 of Retained Earnings …

STM 2016-5 Article 5: Appropriate Funds for Police Station Feasibility Study

Article 5: Appropriate Funds for Police Station Feasibility Study
MOTION: That the Town appropriate $65,000 for studying the feasibility of siting, constructing and equipping a new police station, and that to meet this appropriation $65,000 be raised in the tax levy.
MOVED by Mr. Kelly of the Board of Selectmen. Police station was built in 1956. Need to consider options for renovation or replacement.

BoS: Unanimously in support
CEC: Timely and necessary, unanimous
AC: Unanimous in their support

Town Mod calls for Vote
Yes: 134
No: 2
Abstain: 2

The MOTION carries

STM 2016-5 Article 4: Supplemental Appropriation for School Facilities Capital Projects

Article 4: Supplemental Appropriation for School Facilities Capital Projects
MOTION: That the Town appropriate $910,000, in addition to the amount voted under Article 2 of Special Town Meeting-1 held on November 2, 2015, for the purchase and installation of six modular classrooms, and that to raise such amount the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to borrow $910,000 under M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 7, as amended, or any other enabling authority. Any premium received by the Town upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved by this vote, less the cost of preparing, issuing and marketing them, and any accrued interest received upon the delivery of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of project costs approved by this vote, thereby reducing the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs by a like amount.
Moved by SC Chair Hurley. Asks to have Report of the SC received and placed on file. TM is Unanimous.
Hurley asks Town Mod to recog…

STM 2016-5, Article 3: Supplemental Appropriation for Middle Schools - Additions and Remodeling

Article 3: Supplemental Appropriation for Middle Schools - Additions and Remodeling
MOTION: That this article be indefinitely postponed.

SC supports IP
CEC supports IP
AC supports IP
Voice Vote - unaimous - MOTION carries

STM 2016-5, Article 2: Land Purchase - 171-173 Bedford Street

Article 2: Land Purchase - 171-173 Bedford Street
MOTION: That (a) the Selectmen be authorized to purchase, take by eminent domain or otherwise acquire for municipal or school purposes, any fee, easement, or other interest in all or any part of land known as 171-173 Bedford Street and shown as Lot 76 on Assessors’ Property Map 64, now or formerly owned by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, on such terms and conditions as the Selectmen may determine, and to conduct all necessary site surveys, environmental assessments and to incur legal and closing costs in connection therewith; that $4,443,000 be appropriated for such land acquisition and related costs, including, but not limited to, an architectural and engineering study of the site for use by the Fire Department, and that to raise such amount, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to borrow $4,443,000 under M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 7, as amended, or pursuant to any other enabling authority; an…

Opening of Special Town Meeting 2016 #5

Margery Milne Battin Hall
Cary Memorial Building
1605 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington 02420

September 21, 2016
7:30 PM

Warrant is HERE.
Articles and Reports are HERE.
Motions are HERE.

Town Moderator calls the Meeting to order at 7:30 PM

Announcements

Town Moderator (TMod) calls a brief recess to hear from Members of the National Park Service who make a special presentation in honor of the 100th Anniversary of National Park Service - director of Minuteman National Park recognizing exemplary partnership.

Article 1:Reports of Town Boards, Officers, Committees
To receive the reports of any Board or Town Officer or of any Committee of the Town, or act in any other manner in relation thereto.

a. Report of the Appropriation Committee
MOTION: That the report of the AC be received and placed on file. Moved by AC Chair. TM is Unanimous - carries by voice vote

b. Report of the Capital Expenditures Committee
MOTION: That the report of the CEC be received and placed on file. Moved by CEC Chair. TM is Unanimous -