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Friday, May 5, 2000

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Town Meeting Warrant Article Score Card

Article 1 - Town reports

The motion to accept the reports of town officers, boards, committees, commissioners and trustees carried.

Article 2 - Salaries

The motion to approve the salaries for the moderator, town clerk and assessors carried.

Article 3 - Audit

The motion to raise and appropriate $15,000 for auditing services carried.

Article 4 - Fund transfer

The motion to transfer $10,000 from the FY00 reserve fund for computer networking in the Town Hall carried.

Article 5 - Operating budget

The motion to raise and appropriate $14,911,788, the non-override amount, to defray the town's departmental and incidental expenses for FY01 carried.

The motion to raise and appropriate an additional $222,487 for the Carlisle School, Concord-Carlisle High School and Gleason Library carried. This appropriation takes effect only if the town approves Question 1 on the ballot to allow the town to assess this amount in additional taxes in excess of the limits imposed by Proposition 2-1/2.

The motion to amend the budget by transferring $58,000 from free cash to the Carlisle Public School failed to carry.

Article 6 - Capital equipment

The motion to raise and appropriate $120,600 for capital purposes for Carlisle School's repair and furniture (18,000), fire department's clothing and equipment ($48,200), police department's cruiser and defibrillator ($32,400) and department of public works' compactors ($22,000) carried.

Article 7 - Free cash

The motion to transfer $284,582 from free cash to meet the appropriations in the FY01 budget carried.

Article 8 - Roll-off truck

The motion to appropriate $100,000 for a roll-off truck to transport trash and to allow officials to borrow that amount carried with the necessary two-thirds majority (255-1). This appropriation requires that the town vote to exempt the amount to pay for the bond from the limits imposed by Proposition 2-1/2 (ballot Question 4).

Article 9 - Wage study

The motion to raise and appropriate $31,326 for the wage and classification adjustments for town exempt employees carried.

Article 10 - CCHS agreement

The motion to reallocate the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District budget in accordance with the regional agreement carried.

Article 11 - Road repairs

The motion to authorize the selectmen to borrow $134,000 for the improvement of public ways, in anticipation of reimbursement from the state (Chapter 90) carried with the necessary two-thirds majority (256 in favor, 13 opposed).

The motion to amend to withold the $30,000 for sidewalks failed to carry.

Article 12 - Veterans' agent

The motion to approve $1,361 for the salary and expenses of the veterans' agent carried.

Article 13 - Revolving funds

The motion to authorize revolving funds for the board of health inspections, hazardous waste, trails committee, conservation fund and youth commission carried.

Article 14 - Computer software

This article was not moved as funds were made available under Article 4.

Article 15 - Municipal water supply

The motion to raise and appropriate $20,000 for expenses associated with evaluating the potential for a municipal water supply on the O'Rourke parcel carried with the necessary two-thirds vote (191-0). This appropriation will not take effect unless the town approves Question 2 at the polls to allow the town to assess this amount in taxes in excess of the limits imposed by Proposition 2-1/2.

Article 16 - New school study

The motion to appropriate $15,000 for architectural, engineering and other professional services for a new school feasibility study carried.

Article 17 - Roof-top units

The motion to appropriate $15,370, in addition to the $153,700 appropriated last year, for heating, ventilation and air quality equipment for the Carlisle School Robbins and Wilkins Buildings carried with the necessary two-thirds majority (206-0).

Article 18 - Open Space Plan

The motion to accept the Open Space and Recreation Plan, revised this year, carried.

Article 19 - Gift of Tall Pines lot

The motion to accept a gift of land, known as Lot 10 in the Tall Pines subdivision carried.

Article 20 - Conant paragraph

This article was not moved. See Article 21.

Article 21 - Conant Land transfer

The motion to change the purpose of a portion of the Conant Land for constructing low and moderate income housing and to authorize selectmen to lease that land to a private, non-profit group failed to carry with the necessary two-thirds majority (136 in favor, 139 opposed).

Article 22 - Affordable housing

The motion to appropriate $20,000 for the affordable housing development on the Conant Land was not moved because Article 21 failed.

Article 23 - SROSC bylaw

The motion to amend the Senior Residential Open Space Community (SROSC) bylaw, as outlined in the Warrant, carried with the necessary two-thirds majority (134-3) with an amendment to section 5.7.4.18.2.

Article 24 - Site review bylaw

The motion to amend the site plan review zoning bylaw, as outlined in the Warrant, carried with the necessary two-thirds majority amended to exclude accessory uses in residential districts, add an appeal process, include protection of private water supplies, and exclude accessory apratments .

Article 25 - Lot regularity bylaw

The motion to amend zoning bylaws pertaining to intensity and dimensional requirements, as outlined in the Warrant, carried with the necessary two-thirds majority (138-1).

Article 26 - Wireless facilities

The motion to amend the zoning bylaws pertaining to personal wireless service facilities, as outlined in the Warrant, carried with the necessary two-thirds majority (122-0).

Article 27 - Taking of a lot

The motion to authorize the selectmen to acquire (a confirmatory taking) Lot X-1 in the Carriage Way subdivision off East Riding Drive carried with the necessary two-thirds majority (115-5).

Article 28 - Acquiring two parcels

The motion to authorize the selectmen to acquire two parcels off Carriage Way, Lots X-2 and X-3, and to borrow up to $60,000 for associated costs carried with the necessary two-thirds majority (113-6).

Article 29 - Declaring lots surplus

The motion to authorize the selectmen to declare the three parcels off Carriage Way (Lots X-1, X-2 and X-3) surplus, to dispose of those parcels and to deposit the proceeds in the stabilization fund carried with the necessary two-thirds majority (109-10).

Town Meeting Quotable Quotes

"I'm looking for the finance committee's words of wisdom." - Town moderator, Marshall Simonds

"Are you scratching or opposing?" - Irene Blake, teller, to a voter

"The tellers think it passed unanimously, but I think there were two opposing votes." - Simonds re: the DPW truck being replaced after 19 years and 500,000 miles

"I think part of the reason you never see anyone walking is that they don't want to get run over." - Steve Opolski re: Pedestrian Pathways.

"I congratulate the questioner. One of the first things I learned when I became a good lawyer was to have the courage to admit what I don't know and ask the 'dumb' question." - Town moderator

"I'm inclined to comment, because, what the heck, this is my last Town Meeting as moderator." - Town moderator

"For those who are leaving, we'll go tomorrow night and for that we will need a quorum. To make sure you come, I want to announce that tomorrow we'll be hearing expert testimony that microwave radiation is good for you. We'll see if you believe it." - Town moderator re: Article 26 Wireless Cell Tower bylaw change

"Tell me first, is this going to be on the Conant Land?" - Simonds to Dockterman re: study of the potential need for an additional school.


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