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2004 Annual Town Meeting
5/4/04

Concord’s 2004 Annual Town Meeting began on Monday, April 26 and continued on Tuesday, April 27, Wednesday, April 28 and concluded on Monday, May 3. Here are the final results of the four sessions.

 

ARTICLE



DATE



SUBJECT



RESULT



1



4/26



Choose Town Officers



Passed



2



4/26



Hear Reports & Portions of Consent Calendar (See Below)



Passed Unanimously



3



4/26



Meeting Procedure (Rule of the Meeting governing requirements on motions and amendments made under articles concerned with expenditures)



Passed



4



4/26



Secret Ballot Voting Procedure (minimum of 100 voters required)



Passed



5



4/26



Ratify Personnel Board Classification Actions



Passed



6



4/26



Classification & Compensation Plan for Administrative/Clerical/Library and Laboring Employees (2% across-the-board increase to ranges)



Passed



7



4/26



Classification & Compensation Plan for Managerial and Professional Employees (2% across-the-board increase to ranges)



Passed



8



4/26



Personnel Bylaw Amendment – Bereavement Leave



Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar



ARTICLE



DATE



SUBJECT



RESULT



9



4/26



Town Budget ($23,537,888, with $474,000 of this amount contingent on Proposition 2½ override approval on June 8)



Passed



10



4/26



Public School Budget ($23,049,709, with $875,709 of this amount contingent on Proposition 2½ override approval on June 8)



Passed (Motion to amend the amount to an appropriation of $23,396,808 and an override amount of $1,222,808 (increase of $347,099) was defeated on a vote of 488 in favor and 539 opposed)



11



4/26



Regional School Budgets:

 
       Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Budget ($10,747,515, with $508,451 of this amount contingent on Proposition 2½ override approval on June 8)
       Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District Assessment ($369,890)
 
 

Both Passed (Motion to amend the amount for CCHS to an appropriation of $10,918,682 and an override amount of $679,618 (increase of $171,167) was defeated on a vote of 354 in favor and 562 opposed)



12



4/27



FY04 Supplemental Appropriation – Town ($146,500 transfer from other Town Government accounts)



Passed



13



4/27



FY04 Supplemental Appropriation – Concord Public Schools ($120,000 from Free Cash)



Passed



14



4/27



FY04 Supplemental Appropriation – Concord-Carlisle Regional School District ($142,980 from Free Cash)



Passed



ARTICLE



DATE



SUBJECT



RESULT



15



4/27



Free Cash Use ($459,000 to reduce the tax levy for FY05)



Passed



16



4/27



Unpaid Bills



No Motion Made



17



4/26



Property Tax Exemption



Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar



18



4/27



Light Plant Payment in Lieu of Taxes ($340,000)



Passed



19



4/26



Light Plant Expenditures



Passed under Article 2


Consent Calendar



20



4/26



Road Repair Revolving Fund Expenditures



Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar



21



4/26



Solid Waste Disposal Fund Expenditures



Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar



ARTICLE



DATE



SUBJECT



RESULT



22



4/26



Sewer System Expenditures



Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar



23



4/26



Sewer Improvement Fund Expenditures



Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar



24



4/26



Water System Expenditures



Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar



25



4/27



2004 Road Program ($650,000 appropriation from borrowing)



Passed unanimously



26



4/27



Public School Building Renovations ($500,000 appropriation from borrowing)



Passed by 2/3 majority



27



4/28



New Thoreau School ($16,800,000 appropriation from borrowing, contingent on a debt exclusion vote on June 8)



Passed by 2/3 majority



28



4/27



Concord-Carlisle High School Improvements ($535,000)



Passed, subject to Proposition 2½ debt exclusion approval on June 8)



29



4/27



Zoning Bylaw Amendment—Personal Wireless Communications Facility – two motions 29A (amendment to Section 7.8.2) and 29B (amendment to Wireless Communication Facility Overlay District map)



Both Motions passed by 2/3 majority



30



4/27



Town Meeting Posting Bylaw



Passed



31



4/27



Long-Term Lease Agreement for Wireless Facilities



Passed by 2/3 majority



32



4/27



Authorization Long-Term Agricultural Leases



Passed



ARTICLE



DATE



SUBJECT



RESULT



33



4/27



1586 Main Street – Transfer of Property to Albert Lawrence as settlement for ongoing litigation



Passed by 2/3 majority



34



4/27



Authorization for Light Plant to Provide Telecommunications Services



Passed by 2/3 majority



35



4/26



Adopt Provisions for Agreements for Mutual Police Aid Programs



Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar



36



4/28



Renovation of Police/Fire Station ($1,850,000 appropriation from borrowing)



Passed by 2/3 majority



37



4/28



Community Preservation Act (1½% surcharge on the annual real property tax levy, with exemptions for the first $100,000 of the value of each taxable parcel, and for property owned and occupied by any person who qualifies for low-income housing)



Passed, subject to approval on the ballot at the November 2004 general election



38



4/28



Community Preservation Committee



Passed



39



5/3



Property Tax Relief for Older Citizens of Concord (An Act to provide for additional senior property tax exemption—subject to approval of the State Legislature)



Passed



ARTICLE



DATE



SUBJECT



RESULT



40



5/3



Request for Appropriation from Land Fund



No Motion Made



41



5/3



An Act Establishing The Concord Housing Development Corporation (subject to approval of the State Legislature)



Passed



42



5/3



Home Rule Petition—Authorization to Establish a Post-Retirement Group Health Insurance Trust Fund (subject to approval of the State Legislature)



Passed



43



4/26



Acceptance of Statute Regarding Retirement Service Credit for Call Firefighters and Reserve/Intermittent Police Officers



Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar



44



5/3



Accept Local Option Statute—Group Insurance for Military Personnel



Passed



45



5/3



Accept Local Option—Make Up Pay for Armed Forces Reservists/National Guards who are Called to Active Duty



No Motion Made



46



5/3



Resolution to Protect the Civil Liberties of Concordians (Patriot Act)



Passed



47



5/3



Zoning Bylaw Amendment—Neighborhood Conservation Districts



No Motion Made



ARTICLE



DATE



SUBJECT



RESULT



48



5/3



Construction of Sewer System Extensions—note changes (contingent on debt exclusion approval on June 8)



Passed by 2/3 majority; amendment to change funding allocation also passed, with 284 voting in favor and 232 opposed (50% from betterment; 38% from general fund taxation; and 12% from sewer user fees)



49



4/26



Amendment to Non-Criminal Disposition Bylaw – Sealer of Weights and Measures



Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar



50



5/3



Septic Betterment Loan Program



Passed Unanimously



51



5/3



Water Distribution System Improvements



No Motion Made



52



5/3



Water Supply System Improvements



Passed by 2/3 majority



53



5/3



Warner’s Pond Dam Engineering and Design



Passed by 2/3 majority



54



4/26



Street Acceptance – Quail Run Drive



Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar



55



4/26



Modification of Street Acceptance – Baker Avenue



Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar



There were 1,141 registered voters in attendance on 4/26; 462 in attendance on 4/27; 1,330 on 4/28; and 591 on 5/3. During the course of the four nights of Town Meeting, 1,977 different voters were in attendance.



 
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