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Mattapoisett Election and Meeting Results

Mattapoisett Special Town Meeting

November 9, 2015

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

Article 1 Prior Year Bills

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $13,928 from Free Cash to pay prior year bills, or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED

Article 2 Appropriation for Town Road Improvements

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $150,000 from Free Cash for the purpose of funding the repair and improvements of the town roads and streets, or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED

Article 3 Appropriation to Stabilization Fund

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $300,000 from Free Cash to the Capital Improvement Stabilization Fund, or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED

Article 4 Authorization of Easement

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into agreement for the purpose of negotiating an easement along the eastern most exit from Shipyard Park along the boundary with property owned by Randall and Daune Smith more specifically as shown on the Mattapoisett Assessor's Maps as Map 9 Lot 183, for the purpose of maintaining the current width of this town access road which currently encroaches on the property of Randall and Daune Smith, all as shown on a Map entitled and dated, on file with the Mattapoisett Town Clerk's Office or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED

Article 5 Amendment of General Bylaws

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Mattapoisett General Bylaws by the following:

The Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen in consultation with the Police Chief may institute parking bans in Mattapoisett in the event of a snow emergency. Authority to authorize fines and ticketing of violation of snow parking bans shall be set by the Board of Selectmen with consultation with the Police Chief, or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED

Article 6 Petition for a Home Rule Amendment

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to file a Home Rule Petition that would require any addition, amendment, modification, or deletion to the Mattapoisett General Bylaws to require a two thirds majority vote of Town Meeting, or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED

Article 7 Funding for Marion Road Water Main Re-lining

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $450,000 by borrowing for the purpose of funding the re-lining of water mains on Marion Road, including all costs incidental and related thereto, and to meet this appropriation the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to borrow said sum pursuant to M.G.L. Ch. 44, section 8(7C), or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds and notes therefor, or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED

Article 8 Rescinding of Borrowing Authorizations

To see if the Town will vote to rescind the following borrowing authorizations:

Town Meeting Date Article Authorization Purpose Unissued

05-10-2010 2 6,800,000 Sewer Extension 491,000

05-13-2013 20 65,000 Water Land Acq. 65,000

11-13-2013 18 337,500 Land Acquisition 337,500

11-13-2013 19 481,000 Land Acquisition 481,000

05-12-2014 27 200,000 Sewer Improvement 36,000

Or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED

Article 9 Appropriation to Town Reserve Fund

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $25,000 from Free Cash to the Town's Reserve Fund or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED

Article 10 FY16 Supplemental Budget Funding, Water Department

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $6,620.00 from Water Retained Earnings of the Water Enterprise Fund, to the Salaries line item of the Water Department FY16 Annual Budget, or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED

Article 11 FY16 Budget Transfer-Assessor's to Highway

To see if the Town will vote to transfer within the FY16 Annual Budget as voted under Article 2 of the May 2015 Annual Town Meeting the amount of $15,000 from Assessors Line Item Other Professional Services to Highway Department Part-Time Salaries or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED

Article 12 Village Road Engineering

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $40,000 from Free Cash for the purpose of funding the design, engineering, permitting and bidding of road reconstruction work to take place during the 2016 Construction Season in the Village area of Mattapoisett, or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED

Article 13 Bridge and Culvert Design

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $25,000 from Free Cash for the purpose of performing assessment of the condition of all culvert, stream, river and water body crossings as to their condition and the development of a prioritized list with cost estimates of and repairs or remediation work that may be needed, or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED

Article 14 Water Main Grant Funding

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $78,000 from Water Enterprise Retained Earnings to be used as the Town's match in a grant application for the replacement of a water main transmission line that crosses the Mattapoisett River, said funds to be used only if the grant is received, or take any action relative thereto.

Sponsor: Water and Sewer Commission Finance Committee Recommends

PASSED

Article 15 Library Roof Repairs

To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of money from Free Cash, for the purpose of replacing the roof system on the north and south wings of the Public Library, present shingles have had a product failure recognized by the manufacturer and replacement is necessary to alleviate a safety hazard, any funds received as part of a litigation settlement, or class action against the manufacturer shall be used as an off-set towards the cost of the replacement, or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED

Article 16 Replacement of Damaged Police Cruiser

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money from Free Cash for the purpose of funding the replacement of a Police Cruiser damaged in an accident, or take any action relative thereto.

Sponsor: Police Department

WITHDRAWN

Article 17 Funding Design and Engineering of Bike Path

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $17,000 from Free Cash for the purpose of funding work related to Phase 1B of the Mattapoisett Bike Path, involving engineering, design, and permitting, or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED

Article 18 Bike Path Borings

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money from Free Cash for the purpose of performing geological borings along the route of Phase 1B of the proposed bike path, or take any action relative thereto.

PASSED