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Rochester Special Town Meeting
October 23, 2017


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ARTICLE 1: ACCEPTANCE OF G.L. CHAPTER 59, SECTION 57A TAX INTEREST AND PAYMENT
To determine whether the Town will vote to accept the provisions ofMGL Chapter 59, Section 57 A, regarding payment and interest on real and personal property tax bills $100 or less, pass any vote or take any action relative thereto.
PASSED


ARTICLE 2: POLICE UNION CONTRACT SETTLEMENT - PRIOR YEAR
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer from available funds, the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) to fund the negotiated Police union contract agreement for fiscal year 2017, or take any other action in relation thereto.
PASSED


ARTICLE 3: SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FOR POLICE UNION CONTRACT SETTLEMENT
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer from available funds, the sum of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000) to supplement appropriation previously voted under ARTICLE 4 of the Annual Town Meeting of May 2017 for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2017 for line item 210-4-48 in the police budget to fund the negotiated Police union contract agreement or take any other action relative thereto.
PASSED


ARTICLE 4: SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION TO ADDRESS POLICE STAFFING
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer from available funds, the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) to supplement appropriations previously voted under ARTICLE 4 of the Annual Town Meeting of May 2017 for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2017 for line item 210-4-48 in the police budget to address staffing or take any other action relative thereto.
PASSED


ARTICLE 5: SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FOR RECORDING SECRETARY
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer from available funds, the sum of Two Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($2,400) to supplement appropriations previously voted under ARTICLE 4 of the Annual Town Meeting of May 2017 for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2017 for line item 175-4-39 in the planning board budget for a part-time recording secretary or take any other action relative thereto.
PASSED


ARTICLE 6: ZONING BY-LAWS, SECTION XXI, LARGE-SCALE SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC INSTALLATIONS
To see if the town will vote to amend the Town of Rochester Zoning By-Laws, Section XXI, Large Scale Solar Photovoltaic Installations, as follows
Section XXI: Large Scale Solar Photovoltaic Installations Subsection 1.2. Applicability
Insert the Following: c"Large-Scale ground mounted solar installations are not permitted within 1000' of any commonwealth or town designated scenic road unless existing topographic features of the landscape preclude observation of the solar arrays from the scenic road."
Or take any other action relative thereto.
FAILED