Friday, April 28, 2000
Town Meeting will convene on Tuesday
Voters will gather on Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Corey Auditorium for Town Meeting and it's hard to say what folks will be chatting about at the transfer station after the meeting. Will it be how Marshall Simonds moderated his last meeting after over 30 years at the podium? Will it be the controversy over whether to convey a portion of the Conant Land for affordable housing? Or will it be the vote on the cell tower bylaw revisions, changes which require more faith in the planning board's rules and regulations to determine how wireless facilities are constructed and monitored?
Due to the finance committee's and selectmen's message of fiscal restraint, there are few big-ticket items to debate. However, at both May 2 Town Meeting and at the May 9 town election, voters will be asked to approve a $222,487 operating budget override for the schools and library, one-time capital expenses of $20,000 for municipal water supply testing on the O'Rourke Farm and $20,000 for engineering and other services for the Conant Land affordable housing project. The fourth and last ballot question will ask voters to approve a debt exclusion for a roll-off truck, expected to cost $100,000, to transport trash containers and compactor boxes.
See page 18 for the estimated tax impact and pages 4 to 7 for information on the Warrant articles.
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