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2008 Annual Town Meeting Results

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING UPDATE

Concord’s 2008 Annual Town Meeting began on Monday, April 28 and continued this week on Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30.  The meeting concluded on April 30th. Here are the final results of all three sessions.


ARTICLE
DATE
SUBJECT
RESULT
1
4/28
Choose Town Officers
Passed by Majority Vote
2
4/28
Hear Reports & Consent Calendar (See Below)
Passed by Majority Vote
3
4/28
Meeting Procedure (Rule of the Meeting governing requirements on motions and amendments made under articles concerned with expenditures)
Passed by Majority Vote
4
4/28
Secret Ballot Voting Procedure (minimum of 100 voters required).   Since this vote failed, a Majority Vote will be required in order to have a secret ballot on any counted votes.
Failed to Pass
136 Voting Yes; 148 Voting No
5
4/28
Classification & Compensation Plan for Regular Status Town Employees
Passed by Majority Vote
6
4/28
Personnel Bylaw Amendment—Holidays
Passed by Majority Vote
7
4/28
Town Budget ($30,767,206)
Passed by Majority Vote
8
4/28
Public School Budget ($27,206,200)
Passed by Majority Vote
9
4/28
Regional School Budgets:
Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Budget ($13,488,028)
Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District Assessment ($486,660)
Both Motions Passed by Majority Vote
10
4/28
Stabilization Fund Creation and Funding ($2,500,000 from Free Cash)
Passed by Two-Thirds Majority Vote
11
4/28
Free Cash Use ($600,000 to reduce the FY09 tax levy)
Passed by Unanimous Vote
12
4/28
Unpaid Bills
No Motion Made
13
4/28
Property Tax Exemption
Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
14
4/28
Light Plant Payment in Lieu of Taxes ($340,000)
Passed under Article 2
Consent Calendar
15
4/28
Light Plant Expenditures
Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
16
4/28
Road Repair Revolving Fund Expenditures (not to exceed $120,000)
Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
17
4/28
Solid Waste Disposal Fund Expenditures
Passed by Majority Vote
18
4/28
Sewer System Expenditures
Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
19
4/28
Sewer Improvement Fund Expenditures
Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar


20
4/28
Water System Expenditures
Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
21
4/28
Beede Swim & Fitness Center Enterprise Fund—FY09 Budget ($2,188,060 from estimated revenues of the Community Pool Enterprise Fund for FY09; and $35,443 to be transferred to General Fund to complete repayment of the 2005 ATM advance made for pre-operating costs)
Passed by Unanimous Vote
22
4/28
2008 Road Program ($700,000 from borrowing)
Passed by a Two-Thirds Majority Vote
23
4/28
Space Needs Study
No Motion Made
24
4/28
Emerson Playground Improvements ($150,000 from borrowing)
Passed by a Two-Thirds Majority Vote
25
4/28
Concord Public Schools Renovations ($800,000 from borrowing)
Passed by a Two-Thirds Majority Vote
26
4/28
FY08 Supplemental Appropriation for CCHS
No Motion Made
27
4/29
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail; Amendment by Hugh Lauer to require a suitable replacement underpass under Powder Mill Road
Passed as amended 501 Voting Yes; 247 Voting No
28
4/29
Better Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in Concord (by petition); Amendment by Hugh Lauer to require a suitable replacement underpass under Powder Mill Road
Failed to Pass
229 Voting Yes; 504 Voting No
29
4/29
Access for All for the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (by petition)
Passed
360 Voting Yes; 257 Voting No
30
4/29
Funding for Continuing Work on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail--$50,000 appropriation (by petition)--Amendment to investigate design modifications that reduce the construction footprint failed to pass
Passed by overwhelming Majority Vote
31
4/30
Community Preservation Committee Appropriation Recommendations ($1,632,500 appropriation)
Passed by a Two-Thirds Majority Vote
32
4/30
Community Preservation Committee--335 Walden Street Land Acquisition for Open Space ($225,000 appropriation)
Passed by a Two-Thirds Majority Vote
33
4/30
Community Preservation Committee--335 Walden Street Affordable Housing Construction
Passed by Majority Vote
34
4/30
Hugh Cargill Farm Management Plan
Passed by Unanimous Vote
35
4/30
Decision Process for Acquisiton of Conservation Land (by petition)--Mr. Rose's Motion to Amend Failed to Pass (120 voting in favor and 175 opposed); Mr. Tenenbaum's Motion to Amend Failed to Pass (show of hands)
Original Motion Passed by Majority Vote
153 Voting Yes; 122 Voting No
36
4/30
Release of Residential Restriction Applicable to Lot 6E Forest Ridge Road (by petition)
No Motion Made
37
4/30
Comprehensive Long Range Plan Update (by petition)
Passed by Majority Vote
38
4/30
Zoning Bylaw Amendment--Customary & Special Home Occupations in All Dwellings
Passed by Unanimous Vote
39
4/30
Zoning Bylaw Amendment--Parking Requirement for Automated Teller Machines
Passed by Two-Thirds Majority Vote
40
4/30
Zoning Bylaw Amendment--Nonconforming Uses and Structures
Failed to Pass
113 Voting Yes; 58 Voting No (114 Votes Needed for 2/3 Majority)
41
4/30
Zoning Bylaw Amendment--Height Requirements for Wind Turbine Facilities
Passed by Two-Thirds Majority Vote
42
4/30
Zoning Bylaw Amendment--Reduce the Affordable Housing Requirement for Combined Business/Residence Use
No Motion Made
43
4/30
Zoning Bylaw Amendment--Reduce the Affordable Housig Requirement for Combined Industrial/Business/Residence Use
No Motion Made
44
4/30
Extension of Main Street Historic District
Passed by Unanimous Vote
45
4/30
Demolition Delay Bylaw Amendment
Passed by Overwhelming Majority Vote
46
4/30
Adoption of Quorum Rule
Passed by Overwhelming Two-Thirds Majority Vote
47
4/28
Proposed Legislation—Information to Voters on Ballot Questions
Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
48
4/28
Debt Rescission of $60,000 of Unused Borrowing Authorized by 2005 Annual Town Meeting
Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar

Attendance:  There were 338 registered voters in attendance on April 28th; 816 in attendance on April 29th; and 355 in attendance on April 30th.  The unduplicated count has not yet been calculated.  

 
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