By Meredith McCulloch
The full warrant will be mailed to each household shortly, and is available on line by clicking Warrant – Special Town Meeting – November 2014.
Highlights of the warrant along with links to relevant Citizen articles are below:
A General By-law amendment that would expand the delay in destruction of a significant building from a period of 12 months to 18 months.
A Zoning By-Law Amendment provides an Industrial Mixed Use Special Permit.
Amendments to the Zoning by-law regarding tree protection, landscaping and Greenbelt provisions.
Charter Amendments, Articles 6-10:
Miscellaneous charter amendments primarily to clarify and improve language or to be consistent with current practice.
Charter amendment to establish a Deputy Moderator on an annual basis.
Charter amendment to increase the Volunteer Coordination Committee size from three to five members and the increase from 30 to 60 days the time allowed for providing names of volunteers.
Charter amendment to increase the number of signatures for a recall petition from 10 to 20 percent of the registered voters.
Additional Warrant Articles
Continuation of the Community Preservation surcharge at 3% of taxes.
A bond authorization for Town Hall building systems replacement. Appropriation would replace mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems which are over 25 years old.
Amendment of the Ambulance Enterprise Budget in order to provide advanced life support services.
Appropriation of funds to support the police collective bargaining agreement.