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Marion Election and Meeting Results

Town of Marion Annual Town Meeting
May 16 & 17, 2011

For a complete text of the Articles click here for the PDF of the Meetng Warrant

ARTICLE 1: To see what compensation the Town will pay its elected Town officials
PASSED

ARTICLE 2: To see what sums of money the Town will raise and appropriate and/or transfer from available funds in the treasury in order to pay interest and maturing debt and for charges, expenses and outlays of the several Town departments and Reserve Fund for the ensuing year.
PASSED

ARTICLE 3: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer from available funds the sum of $2,032,280 to be used to operate the Water Enter- prise Fund, the following sums to be appropriated to salaries and expenses, $869,828; reserve fund, $60,000; debt, $855,080; and indirect costs, $247,372; and the funds be raised from departmental receipts, $1,632,280, and $400,000 from water retained earnings; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 4: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer from available funds the sum of $2,304,848 to be used to operate the sewer enter- prise fund, the following sums to be appropriated to salaries and expenses, $813,943; debt, $1,207,898; reserve fund, $60,000; and indirect costs. $223,007; and the funds be raised from departmental receipts, $1,954,848 and $350,000 from sewer retained earnings; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 5: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury (Free Cash) the sum of $25,000 to the compensated absence account for the purpose of funding accrued benefits for retiring employees; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 6: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury (Free Cash) the sum of $50,000 to the "Other Post- Employment Benefit Liability Trust Fund as established at the Annual Town Meet- ing of 2010 under Article 14; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 7: To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the Overlay Surplus Ac- count the sum of $25,000 to be used by the Board of Assessors for the revaluation of real and personal property as mandated by the Department of Revenue; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 8: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury (Free Cash) the sum of $72,000 to be expended for the purpose of instituting a Length of Service Award Program for the call firefight- ers of the Town of Marion; or take any other action thereon.
FAILED

ARTICLE 9: To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the Waterways Account he sum of $12,500 to be expended by the Marine Dept. to rebuild two (2) 2006 outboard motors; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 10: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury (Free Cash) the sum of $80,000 to be expended by the Fire Dept. to purchase and equip all Fire Dept. personnel with protective cloth- ing and related gear; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 11: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury (Free Cash) the sum of $35,000 to be expended by the Fire Dept. to continue with its program of air pack replacement; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 12: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury (Free Cash) the sum of $35,000 to be expended by the School Dept. to make necessary repairs to the fire alarm system at the Sippican School; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 13: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury (Free Cash) the sum of $25,000 to be expended by the Fire Dept. to purchase rescue cutters/jaws of life equipment for use by the Fire Dept.; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 14: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury (Free Cash) the sum of $50,000 to be expended by the Dept. of Public Works to purchase a one 1-ton dump truck 4x4 with plow to re- place a 2000 1-ton dump truck with plow; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 15: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury (Free Cash) the sum of $11,000 to supplement the appropriation approved under Article 10 of the 2010 Annual Town Meeting to per- form the needed electrical repairs at the Fire/EMS Building on Spring St.; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 16: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury the sum of $40,000 to be used for building renova- tions at the Fire/EMS Building on Spring St. and, that to meet this appropriation, the unexpended balance of $17,000 from Article S4 of the 2010 Special Town Meet- ing be transferred for the purpose of this vote and that $23,000 be transferred from available funds in the Treasury (Free Cash); or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 17: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury (Free Cash) the sum of $44,967 to be expended by the Fire Dept. for the purchase of a 3/4 ton pick-up truck; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 18: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury (Free Cash) the sum of $15,000 to be expended under the direction of the Recreation Committee for the purpose of performing necessary field maintenance; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 19: To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds in the Treasury a sum to be expended for the purpose of roof replacement at the Perry Hill Water Station and, that to meet this appropriation the sum of $30,000 be trans- ferred from Water Enterprise retained earnings; or take any other action thereon
PASSED

ARTICLE 20: To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds in the Treasury a sum to be expended for the purpose of engineering and design work associated with the Great Hill tank replacement and, that to meet this appropriation the sum of $110,000 be transferred from Water Enterprise retained earnings; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 21: To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds in the Treasury a sum to be expended for the purpose of purchasing a 1-ton heavy duty utility 4x4 pick-up truck with hoist to replace a 1996 utility pick-up truck for use by the Sewer Dept., that to meet this appropriation the sum of $60,000 be trans- ferred from Sewer Enterprise retained earnings; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 22: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury (Free Cash) a sum of money to the Stabilization Fund; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 23: To see if the Town will approve the $2,000,000 borrowing authorized by the vote of the Upper Cape Cod Regional Vocational Technical School District on March 10, 2011, for the purpose of paying costs of replacing windows at the Dis- trict high school located at 220 Sandwich Road, Bourne, Massachusetts, and for the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 24: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate, upon the recommendation of the Community Preservation Committee, from the Fiscal Year 2012 estimated revenues, $68,400 for the purpose of meeting the requirements of the Community Preservation Act, G.L. c. 44B, Section 6, for the purposes of Open Space, Community Housing, and Historic Resources, for the Fiscal Year 2012; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 25: To see if the Town will vote to act upon the recommendation of the Community Preservation Committee to appropriate, from Fiscal Year 2012 esti- mated annual revenues, $2,000 to the Community Preservation Committee for ad- ministrative expenses; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 26: To see if the Town will vote, pursuant to Chapter 384 of the Acts of 2010, to authorize the Mattapoisett River Valley Water Supply Protection Commit- tee to modify the fee it currently charges to the Town, in the amount of $.01 per 100 gallons, according to the following schedule:
WITHDRAWN

ARTICLE 27: To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $4,000 from the Chester A. Vose Fund, said monies to be used by the Assessors for the reduction of taxes; or take any other action thereon
PASSED

ARTICLE 28: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Laws by inserting a new Section 16 entitled "Neighborhood Overlay District" substantially as fol- lows:
FAILED

ARTICLE 29: To see of the Town will vote to accept the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 39, Section 23D, said law providing that a member of a board, committee, or commission holding an adjudicatory hearing shall not be disqualified from voting in the matter solely due to the member's absence from one session of such hearing, provided that certain conditions as established by said statute are met, and to make said law applicable to the Marion Planning Board; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED

ARTICLE 30: To see if the Town will vote to amend the General By-Laws, Article XVI - Building numbering, substantially as follows:
PASSED

ARTICLE 31: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen or its designee to make application on behalf of the Town to the appropriate agency of the Federal or State Governments for grants in aid or other funds or to private foun- dations or other foundations to further carry out certain programs hereinafter listed and to expend such grants to the Town; said applications and expenditures may include, but not be limited to, the following:
PASSED

ARTICLE 32: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to in- stitute, defend, or compromise suits of law; or take any other action thereon
PASSED

ARTICLE 33: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell any article belonging to the Town, provided the Town has no further use for the same; or take any other action thereon
PASSED

ARTICLE 34: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell or transfer any taxation possession property held by the Town, pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 60, Section 77, after the Board of Selectmen has notified the Planning Board, Open Space Acquisition Commission, Conservation Commission, and the Affordable Housing Trust of the availability of such land and said agencies may report in writing within twenty (20) days to the Board of Selectmen any recommen- dations that they may have with regard to the disposition of said land; or take any other action thereon
PASSED

ARTICLE 35: To consider the reports of the Town officers and committees and act thereon; or take any other action thereon
PASSED

ARTICLE 36: To choose by ballot all necessary officers for the ensuing year, viz; One Selectman for three years; one Assessor for three years; one Moderator for one year; one Board of Health member for three years; three Planning Board members for three years; two Marion School Committee members for three years; two Open Space Acquisition Commission members for three years; one Town Clerk for three years; one Old Rochester Regional School Committee member for three years; and one Tree Warden for three years; commencing on Friday, the 20th of May, 2011, at 8:00 o'clock in the morning in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 465 Mill Street (Route 6), in said Marion:
PASSED