2009 Town Meeting Update

Meeting Operation / Schedule


Concord's 2009 Annual Town Meeting began on Monday, April 27 and continued on Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29. All business was concluded on April 29. Here are the final results of all 3 sessions.

Attendance


There were 361 registered voters in attendance on April 27th; 539 in attendance on April 28th; and 482 in attendance on April 29th. Over the course of the 3 nights, there were 802 individuals who attended one or more sessions of the Annual Town Meeting (un-duplicated count).
Article Date Subject Result
1 April 27, 2009 Choose Town Officers Passed by Declared Majority Vote
2 April 27, 2009 Hear Reports and Consent Calendar Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
3 April 27, 2009 Meeting Procedure (Rule of the Meeting governing requirements on motions and amendments made under articles concerned with expenditures) Passed by Declared Majority Vote
4 April 27, 2009 Secret Ballot Voting Procedure (minimum of 100 voters required). Since this vote failed, a Majority Vote will be required in order to have a secret ballot on any counted votes. Failed to Pass on a Show of Hands
5 April 27, 2009 Ratify Personnel Board's Classification Actions Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
6 April 27, 2009 Personnel Bylaw Amendment-Employment Status Definitions Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
7 April 27, 2009 Personnel Board Classification and Compensation Plan for Regular-Status Positions Passed by Declared Majority Vote
8 April 27, 2009 Town Budget ($32,073,010) Passed by Declared Majority Vote
9 April 27, 2009 Public School Budget ($27,699,200) Passed by Declared Majority Vote
10 April 27, 2009 Regional School Budgets: Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Budget ($13,982,175) Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District Assessment ($637,601) Both Motions Passed by Declared Majority Vote
11 April 27, 2009 Concord Public School Renovations ( 600-000-from borrowing-included in Town Manager's Capital Budget) Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
12 April 27, 2009 Concord-Carlisle Regional School District Improvements ($750,000) Passed by Declared Majority Vote
13 April 27, 2009 Appropriation from Free Cash to Stabilization Fund No Motion Made
14 April 27, 2009 Free Cash Use ($1 040-000-from Free Cash to reduce the FY2010 Tax Levy) Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
15 April 27, 2009 Unpaid Bills No Motion Made
16 April 27, 2009 Property Tax Exemption Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
17 April 27, 2009 Tax Deferral Income Limits Using State Circuit Breaker Criteria Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
18 April 27, 2009 Clause 17D Tax Exemption Cost of Living Adjustment Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
19 April 27, 2009 Clause 41C Tax Exemption Cost of Living Adjustment Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
20 April 27, 2009 Light Plant Deployment of Smart Grid (as amended) Passed by Counted Two-Thirds Majority Vote (200 voting in favor and 55 opposed)
21 April 27, 2009 Light Plant Payment in Lieu of Taxes ($355,000) Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
22 April 27, 2009 Light Plant Expenditures Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
23 April 27, 2009 Road Repair Revolving Fund Expenditures (not to exceed $120,000) Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
24 April 27, 2009 Solid Waste Disposal Fund Expenditures Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
25 April 28, 2009 Sewer System Expenditures Passed by Declared Majority Vote
26 April 27, 2009 Sewer Improvement Fund Expenditures Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
27 April 27, 2009 Water System Expenditures Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
28 April 28, 2009 Beede Swim and Fitness Center Enterprise Fund-FY2010 Budget Passed by Declared Majority Vote
29 April 28, 2009 2009 Road Program ( 700-000-from borrowing) Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
30 April 28, 2009 Consider Funding Our Public Works Projects Publicly (by petition) Failed to Pass
31 April 28, 2009 Sidewalk Extensions-New Construction ( 250-000-from borrowing) Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
32 April 28, 2009 Traffic Signalization and Intersection Improvements-Thoreau Street and Sudbury Road ( 150-000-from borrowing) Passed by Counted Two-Thirds Majority Vote (306 voting in favor and 124 opposed)
33 April 28, 2009 Cambridge Turnpike Design-Roadway and Drainage Improvements ($300,000) Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
34 April 28, 2009 Community Preservation Committee Appropriation Recommendations ($1,352,892.54) Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
35 April 28, 2009 Authorization of Long-Term Lease of Former Emerson High School Building Passed by Declared Overwhelming Majority Vote
36 April 28, 2009 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Non-Conforming Uses and Structures Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
37 April 29, 2009 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Flexible Development No Motion Made
38 April 29, 2009 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-West Concord Interim Planning Overlay District (WC-IPOD) Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
39 April 29, 2009 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Site Plan Review Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
40 April 29, 2009 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Residential Compound Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
41 April 29, 2009 Wastewater Planning CapaTown Study ($142,000) Passed by Declared Majority Vote
42 April 29, 2009 Septic Betterment Loan Program ($2 000-000-from borrowing from the Water Pollution Abatement Trust) Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
43 April 29, 2009 Wetlands Bylaw (as amended) Passed by Counted Majority Vote (227 voting in favor and 192 opposed)
44 April 29, 2009 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Wetlands Conservancy District Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
45 April 29, 2009 Station 1 Police/Fire Renovations ( 900-000-from borrowing) Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
46 April 29, 2009 Fire Engine for Station 2 ($450,000) Passed by Declared Two-Thirds Majority Vote
47 April 29, 2009 Amendment to Sign Bylaw (by petition) No Motion Made
48 April 29, 2009 Bill to Impose an Excise on the Use of Plastic Carryout Bags in Certain Stores (by petition) Passed by Declared Majority Vote
49 April 29, 2009 Expand the Massachusetts Bottle Bill to Include Non-Carbonated Beverage Containers (by petition) Passed by Declared Majority Vote
50 April 29, 2009 Acceptance of Property by Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure (12B Nutmeadow Crossing) No Motion Made
51 April 27, 2009 Grant of Access Easement to Concord Housing Authority for Access to Bedford Street Property Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
52 April 29, 2009 Heywood Meadow Land Use Change No Motion Made
53 April 29, 2009 Written Demand-Tax Collector Fee Passed by Declared Majority Vote
54 April 29, 2009 Marijuana Bylaw No Motion Made
55 April 29, 2009 Amendment to Non-Criminal Disposition of Violations of Town Bylaws-Appendix A No Motion Made
56 April 29, 2009 Town of Concord Public Awareness Campaign for Mass. State Anti-Idling Law-Ch. 90, §16A (by petition) No Motion Made
57 April 29, 2009 Debt Rescission Passed by Declared Majority Vote