Warrant Articles for Spring Town Meeting 2015

 Town Meeting is 7 pm Monday, May 18 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.

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 1
 
 Transfer $25,000 for Veterans Services/Benefits

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $25,000.00 from Free Cash for the purpose of reducing a deficit in FY2014 budget line item number 0100.0543.5770 (Veterans Services – Veterans Benefits); or to take any other action relative thereto.ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 2  
  Transfer $10,000 for permit tracking software license/services for Building Inspector and other Town departments.

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $10,000.00 from Free Cash to FY2015 budget line item number 0100.0124.5279 (Central Services – Computer Hardware) for the purpose of purchasing a permit tracking software license and support services for the Building Inspector and other Town departments; or to take any other action relative thereto.  ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 3  
 Transfer 15,000 to lease Police supervisor’s vehicle

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $15,000.00 from Free Cash to FY2015 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 supervisor’s vehicle for the Police Department, including all costs incidental or related thereto; or to take any other action relative thereto.  ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 4  
 Transfer $20,000 to lease four new parking kiosks on Salisbury Beach

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $20,000.00 from Free Cash to FY2015 budget line item number 0100.0210.5270 (Police Department Purchase of Services – Equipment Lease/Rental) for the purpose of funding a portion of the first year cost of a three-year lease/purchase agreement for four new parking kiosks for the Broadway mall area and the Town parking lot at Salisbury Beach, including all costs incidental or related thereto; or to take any other action relative thereto.  ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 5  
 Transfer $39,000 for electrical power to Blackwater River Flood Project.

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $39,000.00 from Free Cash to FY2015 budget line item number 0100.413.5299 (Dept. of Public Works – Purchase of Services – Emergency Repairs) for the purpose of supplying 3-phase electrical power to a new storm water pump station to be installed as part of the Blackwater River Flood Risk Management Project, including all costs incidental or related thereto; or to take any other action relative thereto.  ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER


 6  
 Transfer $4,300 roof replacement at the beach comfort station

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $4,300.00 from Free Cash to FY2015 budget line item number 0100.435.5240 (Beach Services –Building Repair and Maintenance) for the purpose of funding an emergency roof replacement at the beach comfort station, including all costs incidental or related thereto; or to take any other action relative thereto.  ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 7  
 Trans $2,000 for flags and markers for veterans’ graves in Salisbury

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $2,000.00 from Free Cash to FY2015 budget line item number 0100.0543.5420 (Veterans Services – Office Supplies) for the purpose of purchasing flags and grave markers for veterans’ graves in Salisbury and office supplies for the Veterans Services Officer; or to take any other action relative thereto.  ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 8  
 Transfer $16,885 for transportation to North Shore Ag. and Tech. School

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $16,885.00 from Free Cash to FY2015 budget line item number 0100.0320.5322 (Education – North Shore Regional) for the purpose of funding an assessment from the North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District for transportation of Salisbury students for the 2014-15 school year; or to take any other action relative thereto.  ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 9  
 Transfer $7,800 for Fire Department repeater equipment

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $7,800.00 for Free Cash to FY2015 budget line item number 0100.0220.5815 (Fire Department – Equipment) for the purpose of purchasing new repeater equipment for the Fire Department; or to take any other action relative thereto.  ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 10  
 Transfer $6,300 for Salisbury Police lieutenant assessment center exam.

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $6,300.00 from Free Cash to FY2015 budget line item number 0100.0123.5305 (Town Manager – Consulting Fees) for the purpose of funding the cost of an assessment center examination process for the position of lieutenant in the Salisbury Police Department; or to take any other action relative thereto.  ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 11  
 Transfer $15,000 for Lafayette Road corridor zoning study

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $15,000.00 from Free Cash to FY2015 budget line item number 0100.0123.5305 (Town Manager – Consulting Fees) for the purpose of funding a zoning study for the Lafayette Road corridor, from Salisbury Square to the New Hampshire border; or to take any other action relative thereto.  ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 12  
 Transfer $9,500 for repairs of the former Pike School

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $9,500.00 from Free Cash to FY2015 budget line item number 0100.0413.5240 (Dept of Public Works – Building Repair and Maintenance) for the purpose of funding repair or replacement of the roof, siding and fencing at the former Pike School, including all costs incidental or related thereto; or to take any other action relative thereto.  ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 13  
 Transfer $8,000 for upgrade of historic windows at Minister’s Corner

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $8,000.00 from Free Cash to FY2015 budget line item number 0100.0413.5240 (Dept. of Public Works – Building Repair and Maintenance) for the purpose of funding the Town’s matching share of a grant awarded to upgrade all windows at the historic building at Minister’s Corner; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 14  
 Transfer $225,000 to fund collective bargaining agreements with Town employee unions
 15  
 Transfer $15,000 to fund collective bargaining agreement with DPW union

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $15,000.00 from Sewer Enterprise Fund Free Cash to FY2015 Sewer Enterprise Fund budget line item number 6000.0440.5110 (Personal Services - Wages) for the purpose of funding the FY2014 Sewer Department costs of a collective bargaining agreement between the Town and AFSCME Local 939 (Dept. of Public Works) covering the period from FY2014 through FY2016; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 16  
 Easement for Mass. Electric Co. to install and operate electric service to new library

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to grant to the Massachusetts Electric Company an easement to install, construct, reconstruct, repair, replace, add to, maintain and operate for the transmission of high and low voltage electric current an Underground Electric Distribution System in, through, under, over across and upon a parcel of land situated on the northerly side of School Street, and the easterly side of Elm Street, being more particularly shown as Town of Salisbury Assessors Map 6, Lot 12; or to take any other action relative thereto.  ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 17  
 Transfer 175 Beach Road property from Water Department to Police Department

To see if Town Meeting will vote pursuant to G.L. c.40, §15A to transfer the care, custody and control of a portion of the property located at 175 Beach Road, which portion is shown approximately as “Transfer Portion” on a plan entitled “Plan of 175 Beach Road,” dated October 3, 2014, and prepared for the Town by HKT Architects, Inc., and which is part of the land acquired by the Town pursuant to a deed recorded with the Essex South District Registry of Deeds in Book 17706, Page 448, from the Board of Selectmen for water supply purposes and the extinguishment of fires and domestic, manufacturing and other purposes to the Board of Selectmen for general purposes, including, without limitation, for the construction of a new police station thereon. A copy of said plan is on file with the Town Clerk; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 18  
 Accept presidential streets as town ways

To see if the Town will vote to accept as town ways the roadways know as Adams Street, Garfield Street, Hayes Street, Taft Street and Washington Street, as heretofore laid out by the Board of Selectmen and shown on a plan entitled “Street Acceptance Plan Salisbury, MA, Showing Presidential Streets,” dated September 19, 2014, prepared by Millennium Engineering, Inc. (5 sheets), and on file with the Town Clerk, and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire on behalf of the Town by gift, purchase or eminent domain the fee and/or easements in Adams Street, Garfield Street, Hayes Street, Taft Street and Washington Street for all the purposes for which public ways are used in the Town of Salisbury, and any drainage, utility, access, and/or other easements related thereto; or to take any other action relative thereto.  ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 19  
 Borrow $433,500 for design, development, and construction documents for new police station

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and authorize the Treasurer to borrow the sum of $433,500.00 in accordance with General Laws Chapter 44, Section 7, or any other enabling authority, for the purpose of funding a portion of the cost of an Owner’s Project Manager and the cost of the design development and construction documents phases of a new police station for the Town, as detailed in a report prepared for the Town by HKT Architects, Inc. entitled “Salisbury Emergency Services Feasibility Study Final Report,” dated June 7, 2013, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Town Clerk; or to take any other action relative thereto. ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER


 20    Convey 50 Dock Lane and submit special legislation
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 21    Amend Bylaws for Dog Licenses
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 22    Acquire easements for Blackwater River Flood Risk Management Project

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire, on such terms as it shall deem appropriate, on behalf of the Town, by gift, purchase, or eminent domain, permanent and temporary floodwall easements, stormwater drainage easements, outfall drainage easements, access easements, construction easements, and/or other easements related to the Blackwater River Flood Risk Management Project, all as shown on a plan entitled “Street Acceptance and Easement Plan Salisbury, MA,” dated March 12, 2014, prepared by Millennium Engineering, Inc. (8 sheets), on file with the Town Clerk, and, further, to authorize the Board of Selectmen and/or the Town Manager to enter into any and all agreements with the United States and/or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and execute any and all instruments as may be necessary or convenient to undertake, fund, and accomplish the foregoing Project; or take any other action relative thereto.  ON PETITION OF THE TOWN MANAGER

 23    Discontinue a portion of Main Street
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 24    Transfer parcel of land on Main Street
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 25    Discontinue a portion of Park Street from Memorial School to Maple Street
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 26    Amend General Bylaw, entitled “Harbor Regulations”
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