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2009 Annual Town Meeting Update
2009 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING UPDATE
Concord’s 2009 Annual Town Meeting began on Monday, April 27 and continued on Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29.  All business was concluded on April 29.  Here are the final results of all three sessions.

Attendance:  There were 361 registered voters in attendance on April 27th ; 539 in attendance on April 28th, and 482 in attendance on April 29th.  Over the course of the three nights, there were 802 individuals who attended one or more sessions of the Annual Town Meeting (unduplicated count).

ARTICLE
DATE
SUBJECT
RESULT
1
4/27/09
Choose Town Officers
Passed by Declared Majority Vote
2
4/27/09
Hear Reports & Consent Calendar (See Below)
Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
3
4/27/09
Meeting Procedure (Rule of the Meeting governing requirements on motions and amendments made under articles concerned with expenditures)
Passed by Declared Majority Vote
4
4/27/09
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 on a Show of Hands

5
4/27/09
Ratify Personnel Board’s Classification Actions
Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
6
4/27/09
Personnel Bylaw Amendment—Employment Status Definitions
Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
7
4/27/09
Personnel Board Classification & Compensation Plan for Regular-Status Positions
Passed by Declared Majority Vote
8
4/27/09
Town Budget ($32,073,010)
Passed by Declared Majority Vote
9
4/27/09
Public School Budget ($27,699,200)
Passed by Declared Majority Vote
10
4/27/09
Regional School Budgets:
Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Budget ($13,982,175)
Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District Assessment ($637,601)
Both Motions Passed by  Declared Majority Vote
11
4/27/09
Concord Public School Renovations ($600,000 from borrowing—included in Town Manager’s Capital Budget)
Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
12
4/27/09
Concord-Carlisle Regional School District Improvements ($750,000)
Passed by Declared Majority Vote
13
4/27/09
Appropriation from Free Cash to Stabilization Fund
No Motion Made
14
4/27/09
Free Cash Use ($1,040,000 from Free Cash to reduce the FY2010 Tax Levy)
Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
15
4/27/09
Unpaid Bills
No Motion Made
16
4/27/09
Property Tax Exemption
Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
17
4/27/09
Tax Deferral Income Limits Using State Circuit Breaker Criteria
Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
18
4/27/09
Clause 17D Tax Exemption Cost of Living Adjustment
Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
19
4/27/09
Clause 41C Tax Exemption Cost of Living Adjustment
Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
20
4/27/09
Light Plant Deployment of Smart Grid (as amended)
Passed by Counted Two-Thirds Majority Vote (200 voting in favor & 55 opposed)
21
4/27/09
Light Plant Payment in Lieu of Taxes ($355,000)
Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
22
4/27/09
Light Plant Expenditures
Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
23
4/27/09
Road Repair Revolving Fund Expenditures (not to exceed $120,000)
Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
24
4/27/09
Solid Waste Disposal Fund Expenditures
Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
25
4/28/09
Sewer System Expenditures
Passed by Declared Majority Vote
26
4/27/09
Sewer Improvement Fund Expenditures
Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
27
4/27/09
Water System Expenditures
Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
28
4/28/09
Beede Swim & Fitness Center Enterprise Fund—FY2010 Budget
Passed by Declared Majority Vote
29
4/28/09
2009 Road Program ($700,000 from borrowing)
Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
30
4/28/09
Consider Funding Our Public Works Projects Publicly (by petition)
Failed to Pass
31
4/28/09
Sidewalk Extensions—New Construction ($250,000 from borrowing)
Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
32
4/28/09
Traffic Signalization & Intersection Improvements—Thoreau Street and Sudbury Road ($150,000 from borrowing)
Passed by Counted Two-Thirds Majority Vote (306 voting in favor & 124 opposed)
33
4/28/09
Cambridge Turnpike Design—Roadway & Drainage Improvements ($300,000)
Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
34
4/28/09
Community Preservation Committee Appropriation Recommendations ($1,352,892.54)
Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
35
4/28/09
Authorization of Long-Term Lease of Former Emerson High School Building
Passed by Declared Overwhelming Majority Vote
36
4/28/09
Zoning Bylaw Amendment—Non-Conforming Uses & Structures
Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
37
4/29/09
Zoning Bylaw Amendment—Flexible Development
No Motion Made
38
4/29/09
Zoning Bylaw Amendment—West Concord Interim Planning Overlay District (WC-IPOD)
Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
39
4/29/09
Zoning Bylaw Amendment—Site Plan Review
Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
40
4/29/09
Zoning Bylaw Amendment—Residential Compound
Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
41
4/29/09
Wastewater Planning Capacity Study ($142,000)
Passed by Declared Majority Vote
42
4/29/09
Septic Betterment Loan Program ($2,000,000 from borrowing from the Water Pollution Abatement Trust)
Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
43
4/29/09
Wetlands Bylaw (as amended)
Passed by Counted Majority Vote (227 voting in favor & 192 opposed)
44
4/29/09
Zoning Bylaw Amendment—Wetlands Conservancy District
Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
45
4/29/09
Station 1 Police/Fire Renovations ($900,000 from borrowing)
Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
46
4/29/09
Fire Engine for Station 2 ($450,000)
Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
47
4/29/09
Amendment to Sign Bylaw (by petition)
No Motion Made
48
4/29/09
Bill to Impose an Excise on the Use of Plastic Carryout Bags in Certain Stores (by petition)
Passed by Declared Majority Vote
49
4/29/09
Expand the Massachusetts Bottle Bill to Include Non-Carbonated Beverage Containers (by petition)
Passed by Declared Majority Vote
50
4/29/09
Acceptance of Property by Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure (12B Nutmeadow Crossing)
No Motion Made
51
4/27/09
Grant of Access Easement to Concord Housing Authority for Access to Bedford Street Property
Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
52
4/29/09
Heywood Meadow Land Use Change
No Motion Made
53
4/29/09
Written Demand—Tax Collector Fee
Passed by Declared Majority Vote
54
4/29/09
Marijuana Bylaw
No Motion Made
55
4/29/09
Amendment to Non-Criminal Disposition of Violations of Town Bylaws—Appendix A
No Motion Made
56
4/29/09
Town of Concord Public Awareness Campaign for Mass. State Anti-Idling Law—Ch. 90, §16A (by petition)
No Motion Made
57
4/29/09
Debt Rescission
Passed by Declared Majority Vote

 
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