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April, 2007 Annual and Special Town Meeting Results
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING UPDATE
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING UPDATE

Concord’s 2007 Annual Town Meeting began on Monday, April 23 and continued this week on Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25.  There was also a Special Town Meeting held within the Annual Town Meeting on Wednesday, April 25.  Both meetings concluded on April 25.  Here are the final results.


ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
ARTICLE
DATE
SUBJECT
RESULT
1
4/23
Choose Town Officers
Passed
2
4/23
Hear Reports & Consent Calendar (See Below)
Passed by Unanimous Vote
3
4/23
Meeting Procedure (Rule of the Meeting governing requirements on motions and amendments made under articles concerned with expenditures)
Passed
4
4/23
Secret Ballot Voting Procedure (minimum of 100 voters required).  Proposed amendment to change “100 voters” to “100 voters or 10% of those present, whichever # is smaller” failed to pass.
Passed
5
4/23
Inclusion of Administrative Costs for Adult Education in Concord-Carlisle High School Budget (by petition)
Passed
6
4/23
Secret Ballot for School Budgets (by petition)
Failed to Pass
7
4/23
Ratify Personnel Board Classification Actions
Passed
8
4/23
Classification & Compensation Plan for Regular Status Town Employees (3% across-the-board increase to ranges)
Passed
9
4/23
Personnel Bylaw Amendment – Hours of Work
Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
10
4/23
Town Budget ($28,785,156)
Passed by Unanimous Vote
11
4/23
Public School Budget ($26,423,840)
Passed
12
4/23
Regional School Budgets:
Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Budget ($12,667,974)
Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District Assessment ($604,702)
Both Motions Passed
13
4/23
Free Cash Use ($500,000 to reduce FY08 Tax Levy)
Passed by Unanimous Vote
14
4/23
Unpaid Bills
No Motion Made
15
4/23
Property Tax Exemption
Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
16
4/23
Light Plant Payment in Lieu of Taxes ($340,000)
Passed under Article 2
Consent Calendar
17
4/23
Light Plant Expenditures
Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
18
4/23
Road Repair Revolving Fund Expenditures (not to exceed $120,000)
Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
19
4/23
Solid Waste Disposal Fund Expenditures
Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
20
4/23
Sewer System Expenditures
Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
21
4/23
Sewer Improvement Fund Expenditures
Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar


22
4/23
Water System Expenditures
Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
23
4/23
Beede Swim & Fitness Center Enterprise Fund—FY08 Budget ($2,300,000 from estimated revenues of the Community Pool Enterprise Fund)
Passed
24
4/23
2007 Road Program ($300,000 from borrowing)
Passed by a Two-Thirds Majority Vote
25
4/23
Concord Public Schools Renovations ($860,000 from borrowing)
Passed by a Two-Thirds Majority Vote
26
4/23
Concord-Carlisle High School Improvements (approval of $1,245,000 of debt authorized by CCRSD; debt exclusion previously authorized by Concord voters at 3/29 Election)
Passed
27
4/25
Warner’s Pond Dam ($400,000 from borrowing)
Passed by a Two-Thirds Majority Vote
28
4/23
Ambulance Replacement ($195,000 from borrowing)
Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
29
4/25
Local Option Acceptance, MGL Acceptance Ch. 23B, §18 relating to health plan coverage for retirees
Passed Unanimously
30
4/24
Playing Fields Funding ($1,500,000 from borrowing)
·       Motion to Amend failed to pass, with 347 voting in favor and 933 opposed (4 votes disallowed).
·       First vote then taken on Main Motion, with 802 voting in favor and 459 opposed (3 votes disallowed—total of 1264 votes cast) – 2/3 vote required (= 843 votes required). Failed to pass.
·       Motion to Reconsider Earlier Vote taken on Main Motion, with 606 voting in favor and 328 opposed (total of 934 votes cast)—majority vote required.  Passed.
·       Second vote then taken on Main Motion, which passed (see numbers at right).
Passed, with 678 voting in favor and 258 opposed (1 vote disallowed—total of 937 votes cast) – 2/3 vote required (= 625 votes required)
31
4/24
Walden Woods at CCHS – Conservation Restriction (by petition)
Failed to Pass
32
4/24
Community Preservation Committee—Recreational Playing Fields Appropriation
Passed
33
4/25
Community Preservation Committee Appropriation Recommendations (11 appropriations totaling $976,961)
Passed as recommended by Community Preservation Committee
34
4/25
Redesignating 2006 Town Meeting Community Preservation Funds Appropriated for Affordable Housing Committee to Concord Housing Development Corporation
Passed Unanimously
35
4/25
Hugh Cargill Fund Management Plan (by petition)
No Motion Made
36
4/25
Bill to Prohibit Driving in Massachusetts While Using Hand-Held Cell Phones—Seek Passage of State Legislation (by petition)
Passed
37
4/25
Town Sustainable Energy Commission
No Motion Made
38
4/25
Amendments to Historic Districts Special Act (State Legislative Approval Required)
Passed
39
4/25
Extension of Main Street Historic District (by petition)—Motion to Amend to delete the property at 616 Main Street passed.  Main Motion, as amended, failed to pass.
Amended Motion Failed to Pass (2/3 vote required)
40
4/25
Zoning Bylaw Amendment—Added Uses in a Limited Industrial Park District—the NMI/Starmet Superfund Site (by petition)
Passed by a Two-Thirds Majority Vote
41
4/25
Improvement and Maintenance of Off Harrington Avenue (by petition)
No Motion Made
42
4/25
Dog Bylaw Amendment
Passed Unanimously
43
4/25
Motor Vehicle Surveillance Bylaw
No Motion Made
44
4/23
Motor Boat Bylaw
Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar

There were 447 registered voters in attendance on April 23rd; 1,390 voters in attendance on April 24th; and 565 voters in attendance on April 25th.


        

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
ARTICLE
DATE
SUBJECT
RESULT
1
4/25
Secret Ballot Voting Procedure
Passed
2
4/25
Purchase of Affordable Housing Unit at Emerson Annex
Voted by Two-Thirds Majority Vote

There were 565 voters in attendance for the Special Town Meeting, which was held within the Annual Town Meeting on April 25.



 
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