Motions for Special Town Meeting Articles 1 through 8

The following motions will be offered for Articles 1 through 8

ARTICLE 1
DEBATE RULES

Ms. Fleischman moves that the Town adopt the following procedure for the current Special Town Meeting:

The main motions having been submitted in advance, and presentations having been made available for viewing before the meeting, there will be no presentation following the reading of the motion for each Article.

No amendment shall be accepted unless submitted in writing. A speaker presenting an amendment to an article shall be limited to three (3) minutes.

Other speakers shall be limited to two (2) minutes.

Town Meeting by majority vote may waive A, B, or C.

Recommendations
Select Board ~ Approval Recommended Finance Committee  ~ Approval Recommended

Moderator declared motion passed/unanimously, Lost
The necessary majority vote having been met
Unanimous on vote                               Yes:                  No:

ARTICLE 2
FINANCE COMMITTEE RESERVE FUND

Mr. Carluccio moves that the Town adopt Article 2 as printed in the Warrant, less the phrase “pass     any vote or take any action relative thereto.”

Recommendations
Select Board ~ Approval Recommended
Finance Committee ~ Approval Recommended

Moderator declared motion passed/unanimously, Lost
The necessary majority vote having been met
Unanimous on vote                               Yes:                  No:

ARTICLE 3
COMMUNITY PRESERVATION SURCHARGE – EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022

Ms. Fleischman moves the Town reconfirm a property tax surcharge of three percent (3%) of the taxes assessed annually on real property which shall be dedicated to the Community Preservation Fund, such surcharge to be imposed on taxes assessed for fiscal years beginning on or after July 1, 2022.

Recommendations
Select Board ~ Approval Recommended
Finance Committee: ~ Approval Recommended
Community Preservation ~ Approval Recommended

Moderator declared motion passed/unanimously, Lost
The necessary majority vote having been met
Unanimous on vote                               Yes:                  No:

ARTICLE 4
COMMUNITY PRESERVATION BUDGET

Ms. Fleischman moves that the Town adopt Article 4 as printed in the Warrant, less the phrase
“pass any vote or take any action relative thereto.”

Recommendations
Select Board ~ Approval Recommended
Finance Committee ~ Approval Recommended
Community Preservation ~ Approval Recommended

Moderator declared motion passed/unanimously, Lost
The necessary majority vote having been met
Unanimous on vote                               Yes:                  No:

ARTICLE 5
SHAWSHEEN VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENT

Ms. Mitchell moves that the Town adopt Article 5 as printed in the Warrant, less the phrase “pass any vote or take any action relative thereto.”

Recommendations
Select Board ~ Approval Recommended
Finance Committee ~ Approval Recommended

Moderator declared motion passed/unanimously, Lost
The necessary majority vote having been met
Unanimous on vote                               Yes:                  No:

ARTICLE 6
TRANSFER FUNDS FOR BEDFORD POLICE SUPERVISORS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT – FY2022 –FY2024

Ms. Mitchell moves that the Town vote to transfer the sum of $43,448 from Article 8, Operating Budgets – FY2022 – Account Number 1220 – Select Board Other Expenses – Expense Reserve to Account Number 2010, Police Department – Salary, as voted at the 2021 Annual Town Meeting, to fund the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement between the Town of Bedford and the Bedford Supervisors Association, commencing July 1, 2021, for Police Department employees who are members of this collective bargaining unit.

Recommendations
Select Board ~ Recommendation to be Given at Special Town Meeting
Finance Committee~Recommendation to be Given at Special Town Meeting

Moderator declared motion passed/unanimously, Lost
The necessary majority vote having been met
Unanimous on vote                               Yes:                  No:

ARTICLE 7
PEG ACCESS AND CABLE EXPENSE RELATED BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2022 ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION

Ms. Mitchell moves that the Town adopt Article 7 as printed in the Warrant, less the phrase “pass any vote or take any action relative thereto.”

Recommendations
Select Board ~ Approval Recommended
Finance Committee ~ Approval Recommended

Moderator declared motion passed/unanimously, Lost
The necessary majority vote having been met
Unanimous on vote                               Yes:                  No:

ARTICLE 8
ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT– SECTION 22 GREAT ROAD DISTRICT

Mr. Hanegan moves that the Town approve amendments to the Bedford Zoning Bylaw as printed in Article 8 of the Warrant, less the phrase “pass any vote or take any action relative thereto.”

Recommendations
Select Board~ Approval Recommended
Finance Committee: ~ Approval Recommended
Planning Board~ Approval Recommended

Moderator declared motion passed/unanimously, Lost
The necessary majority vote having been met
Unanimous on vote                               Yes:                  No:               

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