2016 (Spring) Special Town Meeting Warrant Articles

 Town Meeting is 7 pm Monday, May 16 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 meeting of May 2, 2015.  Watch SCTV Video on Demand on your computer or tune in to Comcast Channel 12.

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 1

Transfer $100,000 from Free Cash to Stabilization Fund

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $100,000.00 from Free Cash to the Town’s Stabilization Fund; or to take any other action relative thereto.

ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER


 2

Transfer $40,000 to Post-Employment Benefits Trust Fund

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $40,000.00 from Free Cash to the Other Post-Employment Benefits Trust Fund; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 3

Transfer $10,000 to Post-Employment Benefits Trust Fund

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $10,000.00 from FY2016 Sewer Enterprise Fund budget line item number 6000.0440.5799 (Sewer Enterprise Fund – Stabilization) to the Other Post-Employment Benefits Trust Fund; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 4

Transfer $10,000 from Free Cash for legal expenses

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $10,000.00 from Free Cash to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0123.5302 (Town Manager - Legal) for the purpose of funding anticipated legal expenses for the remainder of the fiscal year; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 
 5

Transfer $60,000 for upgrading Town Common

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $60,000.00 from Free Cash to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0413.5239 (DPW – Parks and Cemeteries) for the purpose of redesigning and upgrading the Town Common, including the relocation of certain veterans memorials and any costs incidental or related thereto; or to take any other action relative thereto.

ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER
 6

Transfer $70,000 for computer hardware/software

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $70,000.00 from the Town’s Overlay Surplus Account to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0124.5810 (Central Services – Equipment) for the purchase, upgrade and installation of computer hardware and related equipment, software and licenses, including any costs incidental or related thereto; or to take any other action relative thereto.

ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 
 7

Lease/purchase/transfer for new dump truck

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen or Town Manager to enter into a lease/purchase agreement for a term or 5 years, or such other term as the Board of Selectmen or Town Manager deem appropriate, and transfer the sum of $42,000.00 from the Town’s Overlay Surplus Account to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0413.5850 (DPW – Capital Outlay/Vehicles) for the purpose of paying the first year’s cost for the five-year lease/purchase and equipping of a new dump truck for the Department of Public Works; or to take any other action relative thereto.   ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER 

 8
Transfer 45,000 for new pick-up truck

Transfer the sum of $45,000.00 from the Town’s Overlay Surplus Account to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0413.5850 (DPW – Capital Outlay/Vehicles) for the purpose of purchasing and equipping a new pick-up truck for the Department of Public Works; or to take any other action relative thereto.  

ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER
 9
Transfer $25,000 for new Fire Department pumper truck engine

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $25,000.00 from the Town’s Overlay Surplus Account to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0220.5850 (Fire Department – Capital Outlay/Vehicles) for the purpose of purchasing and installing a new engine for a Fire Department pumper truck, including any costs incidental or related thereto; or to take any other action relative thereto.  

ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER
 10

transfer $4,300 for Town’s annual audit

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $4,300.00 from FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0135.5110 (Finance Director Salary) to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0120.5301 (Board of Selectmen – Financial Audit) for the purpose of fully funding the cost of the Town’s annual audit; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 
 11  
Transfer $2,300 to adjust salary for Assessor's employees 
To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $2,300.00 from FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0135.5110 (Finance Director Salary) to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0141.5119 (Assessors – Clerical Salaries) for the purpose of funding a retroactive salary adjustment for clerical employees in the Assessors’ Office for the remainder of the fiscal year; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 12  

Transfer $7,650 to fund Bond Anticipation Note

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $7,650.00 from FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0135.5110 (Finance Director Salary) to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0710.5925 (Debt Service – Interest on Notes) for the purpose of funding Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) interest for the remainder of the fiscal year; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER


 13
Transfer $4,150 for computer hardware

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $4,150.00 from FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0150.5275 (Planning – Software Maintenance) to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0124.5279 (Central Services – Computer Hardware) for the purpose of funding computer hardware needs, including any costs incidental or related thereto, for the remainder of the fiscal year; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER 

 14
Transfer $6,850 for various contracted services

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $6,850.00 from FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0910.5740 (Insurance and Benefits – General Liability Insurance) to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0124.5399 (Central Services – Other) for the purpose of funding various contracted services for the remainder of the fiscal year; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER 

 15
Transfer $39,000 to the Town Hall renovation fund

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $39,000.00 from FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0910.5199 (Insurance and Benefits - Personnel Salary Reserve) to the Town Hall renovation fund for the purpose of eliminating a deficit; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER 

 16

Transfer $10,000 for Town’s recycling center

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $10,000.00 from FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0910.5740 (Insurance and Benefits – General Liability Insurance) to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0434.5237 (Landfill - Rubbish and Recycling) for the purpose of funding the operation of the Town’s recycling center for the remainder of the fiscal year; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER 

 17

Transfer $5,000 for Town’s recycling center 

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $5,000.00 from FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0413.5112 (DPW – Highway Personnel Salaries) to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0434. 5237 (Landfill – Rubbish and Recycling) for the purpose of funding the operation of the Town’s recycling center for the remainder of the fiscal year; or to take any other action relative thereto.

ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER
 18  
Transfer $25,000 for veterans’ benefits

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $25,000.00 from FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0220.5118 (Fire Department – Dispatcher) to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0543.5770 (Veterans – Veterans Benefits) for the purpose of funding veterans’ benefits costs for the remainder of the fiscal year; or to take any other action relative thereto.

ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER


 19
Transfer $10,000 for veterans’ benefits

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $10,000.00 from FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0220.5151 (Fire Department – Sick Leave) to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0543.5770 (Veterans – Veterans Benefits) for the purpose of funding veterans’ benefits costs for the remainder of the fiscal year; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER


 20
Transfer $15,000 for veterans’ benefits

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $15,000.00 from FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0210.5450 (Police Department – Fuel) to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0543.5770 (Veterans – Veterans Benefits) for the purpose of funding veterans’ benefits costs for the remainder of the fiscal year; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER 

 21 Transfer $16,000 for library electricity

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $16,000.00 from FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0610.5111 (Library – Asst. Library Director Salary) to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0610.5210 (Library - Electricity) for the purpose of funding the exected cost of electricity for the library for the remainder of the fiscal year; or to take any other action relative thereto.

ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER
 22 Transfer $5,000 for library natural gas

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $5,000.00 from FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0610.5111 (Library – Asst. Library Director Salary) to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0610.5211 (Library – Natural Gas) for the purpose of funding the expected cost of natural gas for the library for the remainder of the fiscal year; or to take any other action relative thereto.

ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER
 23 Transfer $25,000 for tax title legal fees

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $25,000.00 from FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0910.5199 (Insurance and Benefits - Personnel Salary Reserve) to FY2016 budget line item number 0100.0145.5285 (Treasurer – Tax Title) for the purpose of funding tax title legal fees and associated costs for the remainder of the fiscal year; or to take any other action relative thereto.

ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER


 24 Transfer $100,000 for water main repairs and retrofitting Well # 7

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $100,000.00 from Water Enterprise Fund Retained Earnings to FY2016 Water Enterprise Fund line item number 7000.0450.5830 (Infrastructure) for the purpose of funding the cost of replacing gate valves, performing miscellaneous water main repairs, and retrofitting Well # 7, including any costs incidental or related thereto; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER


 25

Transfer $100,000 to purchase additional water, plus well costs.

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $100,000.00 from Water Enterprise Fund Retained Earnings to FY2016 Water Enterprise Fund line item number 7000.0450.5213 (Water) for the purpose of purchasing additional water from the Town of Amesbury in conjunction with the construction of Well # 8 and the redevelopment of Well # 7, including any costs incidental or related thereto; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER 

 26   To take any other action that may be lawfully taken at this meeting.