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Marion Election and Meeting Results

Mattapoisett Special Town Meeting

November 18, 2013

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

Article 1, Floodplain Map and Zoning Amendment: Although there was discussion regarding the multiple errors in FEMA mapping not only in Mattapoisett but through the country, the town had to accept the article in order to be eligible for flood relief in the event of a storm. Mike Gagne, Town Administrator, said he has been and will be working with a coalition of towns to find ways to get the FEMA maps corrected and the adjoining issue of escalating insurance rates addressed.
PASSED

Article 2, Bonding Costs For Waterfront Project: $2,200 to pay bond costs associated with the Waterfront Electrical Upgrade Project.
PASSED

Article 3, Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Study: $50,000 to fund sewer study.
PASSED

Article 4, Fairhaven Sewer Apportionment of Sewer Costs for Mattapoisett: $4,600 to pay towns share of annual sewer system costs to Fairhaven.
PASSED

Article 5, Funding for Road Improvements: $125,000 from free cash for the purpose of doing repairs including drainage, sidewalks, engineering costs.
PASSED

Article 6, Geographic Information Systems Upgrading: $15,000 from free cash for improvements in the geographic information systems.
PASSED

Article 7, Contribution to Capital Equipment Stabilization Fund: $285,000 from free cash to fund towns equipment stabilization fund.
PASSED

Article 8, Contribution to Special Education Stabilization Fund: $65,000 from free cash to fund towns special education stabilization fund.
PASSED

Article 9, Contribution to Stabilization Fund: $50,000 from free cash to fund stabilization fund.
PASSED

Article 10, Recreation Appropriation: $20,000 from free cash surplus for recreational activities in town.
PASSED

Article 11, Funding of Audio/Amplification System for Town Meetings: $9,400 from free cash to purchase audio system for town meetings use.
PASSED

Article 12, Repairs and Improvements of the Town Beach House: $80,000 from free cash to complete improvements to the Beach House and $15,000 from free cash to make handicap improvements to Neds Point Restrooms.
PASSED

Article 13, Supplemental Budget Appropriations: $232,668 to be added to Fiscal Year 2014 appropriation as voted by the Annual Town Meeting of May 13, 2013, for salaries and wages of contract employees, personnel bylaw employees, unionized employees and other miscellaneous employees. $189,890 to be transferred from Article 19 of the Annual Town Meeting May 2013, the amount of $4,021 from the Tax Levy, and $30,121 to be transferred from Water Enterprise Retained Earnings, $8,636 to be transferred from Sewer Retained Earnings all to be disbursed to the departmental budgets.
PASSED

Article 14, Adoption of Personnel Schedules: to approve amendments to various Personnel Schedules and Classifications in the by-laws and funding to transfer a sum of money from appropriated Article 19 of the May 2013 Annual Town Meeting and the Tax Levy for funding.
PASSED

Article 15, Equipping of Rescue Boat: $59,000 from free cash to fund town-owned boat for use as a rescue boat, and to purchase two outboard engines, accessory engine equipment, navigational and communication equipment and any services incidental and related to the boat.
PASSED

Article 16: Funding for a Pump Out Boat for Mattapoisett: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate Eighty Thousand Dollars ($80,000) to pay costs of purchasing a new Boat Pump Out Vessel under the Massachusetts Clean Vessel Act to be used for the purpose of going from boat to boat in the waters of Mattapoisett for the pumping out and disposal of boat waste in accordance with applicable regulations;
FAILED

Article 17, Bike Path Funds Legal and Plans Expenses for the Receipt of Gift from YMCA: $20,000 from Free Cash for legal fees, documentation from the gift.
PASSED

Article 18, Naskatucket Land Grant: borrow $387,500 costs for purchasing the fee simple interest for land located on west side of Brandt Island Road, 27 acres, for conservation and passive recreational use.
PASSED

Article 19, Mattapoisett River Land Aquifer Land Grant: $481,000, to purchase land located along Acushnet Road, 16.61 acres. No cost to the town, being paid for by outside grants paid to the town.
PASSED

Article 20, Transfer of Funds: transfer from Article 2 of the May 2013 Annual Town Meeting Assessors Expense Budget, Other Professional Services, $15,000, for assessing data collection.
PASSED