2008 Town Meeting Results

Scheduling


Concord's 2008 Annual Town Meeting began on Monday, April 28 and continued on Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30. The meeting concluded on April 30th. Here are the final results of all 3 sessions.

Attendance


There were 338 registered voters in attendance on April 28th; 816 in attendance on April 29th; and 355 in attendance on April 30th. The un-duplicated count has not yet been calculated.
Article Date Subject Result
1 April 28 Choose Town Officers Passed by Majority Vote
2 April 28 Hear Reports and Consent Calendar (See Below) Passed by Majority Vote
3 April 28 Meeting Procedure (Rule of the Meeting governing requirements on motions and amendments made under articles concerned with expenditures) Passed by Majority Vote
4 April 28 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 136 Voting Yes; 148 Voting No
5 April 28 Classification and Compensation Plan for Regular Status Town Employees Passed by Majority Vote
6 April 28 Personnel Bylaw Amendment-Holidays Passed by Majority Vote
7 April 28 Town Budget ($30,767,206) Passed by Majority Vote
8 April 28 Public School Budget ($27,206,200) Passed by Majority Vote
9 April 28 Regional School Budgets: Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Budget ($13,488,028) Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District Assessment ($486,660) Both Motions Passed by Majority Vote
10 April 28 Stabilization Fund Creation and Funding ($2 500-000-from Free Cash) Passed by Two-Thirds Majority Vote
11 April 28 Free Cash Use ($600,000 to reduce the FY09 tax levy) Passed by Unanimous Vote
12 April 28 Unpaid Bills No Motion Made
13 April 28 Property Tax Exemption Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
14 April 28 Light Plant Payment in Lieu of Taxes ($340,000) Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
15 April 28 Light Plant Expenditures Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
16 April 28 Road Repair Revolving Fund Expenditures (not to exceed $120,000) Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
17 April 28 Solid Waste Disposal Fund Expenditures Passed by Majority Vote
18 April 28 Sewer System Expenditures Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
19 April 28 Sewer Improvement Fund Expenditures Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
20 April 28 Water System Expenditures Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
21 April 28 Beede Swim and Fitness Center Enterprise Fund-FY09 Budget ($2 188-060-from estimated revenues of the Community Pool Enterprise Fund for FY09; and $35,443 to be transferred to General Fund to complete repayment of the 2005 ATM advance made for pre-operating costs) Passed by Unanimous Vote
22 April 28 2008 Road Program ( 700-000-from borrowing) Passed by a Two-Thirds Majority Vote
23 April 28 Space Needs Study No Motion Made
24 April 28 Emerson Playground Improvements ( 150-000-from borrowing) Passed by a Two-Thirds Majority Vote
25 April 28 Concord Public Schools Renovations ( 800-000-from borrowing) Passed by a Two-Thirds Majority Vote
26 April 28 FY08 Supplemental Appropriation for CCHS No Motion Made
27 April 29 Bruce Freeman Rail Trail; Amendment by Hugh Lauer to require a suitable replacement underpass under Powder Mill Road Passed as amended 501 Voting Yes; 247 Voting No
28 April 29 Better Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in Concord (by petition); Amendment by Hugh Lauer to require a suitable replacement underpass under Powder Mill Road Failed to Pass 229 Voting Yes; 504 Voting No
29 April 29 Access for All for the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (by petition) Passed 360 Voting Yes; 257 Voting No
30 April 29 Funding for Continuing Work on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail-$50,000 appropriation (by petition)-Amendment to investigate design modifications that reduce the construction footprint failed to pass Passed by overwhelming Majority Vote
31 April 30 Community Preservation Committee Appropriation Recommendations ($1,632,500 appropriation) Passed by a Two-Thirds Majority Vote
32 April 30 Community Preservation Committee-335 Walden Street Land Acquisition for Open Space ($225,000 appropriation) Passed by a Two-Thirds Majority Vote
33 April 30 Community Preservation Committee-335 Walden Street Affordable Housing Construction Passed by Majority Vote
34 April 30 Hugh Cargill Farm Management Plan Passed by Unanimous Vote
35 April 30 Decision Process for Acquisition of Conservation Land (by petition)-Mr. Rose's Motion to Amend Failed to Pass (120 voting in favor and 175 opposed); Mr. Tenenbaum's Motion to Amend Failed to Pass (show of hands) Original Motion Passed by Majority Vote 153 Voting Yes; 122 Voting No
36 April 30 Release of Residential Restriction Applicable to Lot 6E Forest Ridge Road (by petition) No Motion Made
37 April 30 Comprehensive Long Range Plan Update (by petition) Passed by Majority Vote
38 April 30 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Customary and Special Home Occupations in All Dwellings Passed by Unanimous Vote
39 April 30 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Parking Requirement for Automated Teller Machines Passed by Two-Thirds Majority Vote
40 April 30 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Nonconforming Uses and Structures Failed to Pass 113 Voting Yes; 58 Voting No (114 Votes Needed for 2/3 Majority)
41 April 30 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Height Requirements for Wind Turbine Facilities Passed by Two-Thirds Majority Vote
42 April 30 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Reduce the Affordable Housing Requirement for Combined Business/Residence Use No Motion Made
43 April 30 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Reduce the Affordable Housig Requirement for Combined Industrial/Business/Residence Use No Motion Made
44 April 30 Extension of Main Street Historic District Passed by Unanimous Vote
45 April 30 Demolition Delay Bylaw Amendment Passed by Overwhelming Majority Vote
46 April 30 Adoption of Quorum Rule Passed by Overwhelming Two-Thirds Majority Vote
47 April 28 Proposed Legislation-Information to Voters on Ballot Questions Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
48 April 28 Debt Rescission of $60,000 of Unused Borrowing Authorized by 2005 Annual Town Meeting Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar