Fall Town Meeting 2015 -- Warrant Articles

Town Meeting is 7 pm Monday, October 26 at Salisbury Elementary School.

Below is the text of each warrant article and a link to a video discussion of each article at the Warrant Advisory Committee hearing of October 14, 2015.  Watch SCTV Video on Demand on your computer or tune into Comcast Channel 12.

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  1  Transfer $15,000 for new police cruiser

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $15,000.00  from  the  Police  Department outside detail account to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0210.5850 (Police Department - Vehicles - Capital Outlay) for the purpose of funding  a portion of the first year cost of a three-year lease/purchase agreement for a new cruiser for the  Police Department, including the cost of equipping said vehicle and all other costs incidental or related thereto; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON  PETITION  OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 2
 
  Agreement on solar facility at 105 Rabbit Road

To see if the Town will vote to authorize  the  Board of Selectmen,  Board of Assessors  and Town Manager to negotiate and enter into an agreement for Payment-in-Lieu-of­ Taxes (PILOT), pursuant to the provisions of G.L. c. 59, §38H(b), and  any  other  applicable law, between the Town and MA Solar  Highway  LLC  or  its  affiliates, successors or assigns, for the solar facility installed, owned and operated by MA Solar Highway LLC on land located at 105 Rabbit Road in Salisbury (Assessors  Map No.  18,  Lot No. 2), upon such terms and conditions and for a term of years as the Board of Selectmen, Board of Assessors and Town  Manager deem to  be in the best  interest of  the Town; and further to authorize the Board of  Selectmen, Board  of Assessors  and Town Manager to take such action as may be necessary to carry out the vote taken hereunder; or to take any other action relative thereto.

ON  PETITION  OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 3
 Amend annual operating budget of the Town including Triton and Sewer Fund
To see if the Town will vote to amend the vote taken under Article 3 of the May 18, 2015 Annual Town  Meeting by increasing the total amount to be raised and appropriated    from
$21,684,063.00 to $21,808.832.00 to fund the FY2016 annual operating budget of the Town, which includes $10,098,977.00 to pay the Town's anticipated share of the Triton Regional School District's operating budget for FY2016, calculated in accordance with Mass. General Law Chapter 70, Section 6; and further to amend its vote to adopt the FY2016  sewer  enterprise  fund  budget  by  raising the  additional  amount  of $45,000.00. ON  PETITION  OF THE TOWN MANAGER
4 
 Petition for five additional alcoholic beverage licenses (To Read Warrant, Click Here.)  
 
Amend Bylaws to Define Animal Kennels, Licenses, and Fees
(To Read Warrant, Click Here.)
 
6

Approve $4,000,000 debt for Triton  Stadium


To see if the Town will vote to approve the $4,000,000 debt authorized by vote  of the  Triton Regional School District to pay costs  of  renovating the Triton  Stadium,  including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto; provided, however, that it is the intent of the Town that any grants, gifts and other funds received  by  the  District  on account of this project, which are expected to total approximately $800,000, shall  be applied to the costs thereof and the total borrowing reduced accordingly; or to take any other  action  relative thereto.

ON PETITION OF THE TOWN   MANAGER
 7
 Borrow  Additional $1 Million for Town Water Well #8

To  see   if  the  Town  will   vote   to   authorize   the   Treasurer   to   borrow  the   sum   of

$1,000,000.00 in accordance with General Laws Chapter 44, Section 7, or any other enabling authority, for the purpose of funding the construction of Well #8, said funds to supplement the sum of $800,000.00 previously authorized  for this purpose under Article  21 of the May 14, 2012 Special Town Meeting and the sum of $700,000.00 previously authorized for this purpose under Article 25 of the May 19, 2014 Annual Town Meeting,  and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to execute any instruments and take any other action necessary to effectuate the vote taken hereunder; provided, however, that such sums are to be reduced by the receipt of any applicable grant funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture  for this project; or to take any other action  relative   thereto.

ON PETITION  OF THE TOWN  MANAGER
 8

 Borrow  Additional $400,000 for culvert at Town Creek

To  see   if  the  Town  will   vote   to   authorize   the   Treasurer   to   borrow  the   sum   of

$400,000.00 in accordance with General Laws Chapter 44, Section 7, or any other  enabling authority, for the purpose of funding all costs incidental and related to the reconstruction or replacement of the existing culvert and the construction  of  a  new  culvert at Town Creek, said funds to supplement the sum of $1,200,000.000 previously authorized for this purpose under Article 18 of the May 16, 2011 Annual Town Meeting,  and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to execute any instruments and take any other action necessary to effectuate the vote taken hereunder; provided,  however,  that  said sum is to be reduced by the receipt of any applicable  grant  funds  from  the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for this project; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION  OF THE TOWN  MANAGER

 9
 Replace Town's  Fire Bylaws  with Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Code

To see if the Town will vote to amend Chapter 86 of the Town's  general  bylaws  by deleting  §86-7(A)  in its entirely and inserting in place thereof the  following:


  1. In order to protect and enhance public safety by reducing the risk of fire hazard, the provisions of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 527 CMR 1.00, et seq.,  the Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Code, as from time to time amended, are hereby incorporated in and made a part of this bylaw, and any violation  of  any provision thereof  shall constitute  a violation  of this section.


or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION  OF THE TOWN  MANAGER
 10  
 Transfer Lot 108/Map 19 to Town through Board of Selectmen

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the  care, custody,  management  and  control  of  the parcel of land identified on Town Assessors Map No. 19 as  Lot No.  108 (which  lot was  formerly  identified  on Town Assessors  Map  No.  19 as  Lot  No. 268,  but  has since been combined with the parcel shown on Town Assessors Map No. 19 as Lot No. 108), from the Treasurer/Collector for tax title purposes to the Board of Selectmen for general municipal purposes and for the purpose of conveyance, and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to convey all its right, title and interest in said parcel or portions thereof, on  such terms and for such consideration as the Selectmen  shall deem  proper; or to take  any other action relative  thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN   MANAGER

 11
 
 Authorize $500 for police vehicle repair bill

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the payment of the  sum  of  $500.00  from FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0210.5235 (Police Department - Vehicle  Repair  and Maintenance) for the purpose of paying the balance  of  an  unpaid  police vehicle repair bill from  FY2015; or to take any other action  relative  thereto. ON  PETITION OF THE TOWN  MANAGER

 12
 
 Borrow $925,000 for upfront costs of Salisbury Beach boardwalk

To   see   if  the   Town  will   vote   to   authorize   the   Treasurer   to   borrow  the   sum of

$925,000.00 in accordance with General Laws Chapter 44, Section 7, or any other  enabling authority, for the purpose of funding the upfront costs of constructing  a  boardwalk at Salisbury Beach, the cost of which may be reimbursed by an Innovation  Grant from the Mass. Seaport Economic Council, provided that  expenditure  of  such  funds shall be contingent upon the Town being awarded such grant, and further to authorize the Board of Selectmen to execute any instruments and take any other action necessary to effectuate the vote taken hereunder; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION  OF THE TOWN MANAGER

13 
 
Amend Town's zoning bylaw by adding "Lafayette-Main  Commercial District." 
(To Read Warrant, Click Here.)