2018 Town Meeting Articles

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Article No. Title Handouts Sponsor Notes
1 Choose Town Officers   Select Board Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
2 Hear Reports (Consent Calendar)   Select Board Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
3 Meeting Procedure   Finance Committee Passed Unanimously Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
4 Ratify Personnel Board Classification Actions   Personnel Board Passed Unanimously Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
5 Classification & Compensation Plan for Regular Status Employees   Personnel Board Passed Unanimously Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
6 Use of Free Cash   Finance Committee Passed Unanimously Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
7 Town Budget   Town Manager Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
8 Minuteman Regional Technical High School District Budget   Minuteman Regional School Committee Passed by Declared Near Unanimous Vote
9 Concord Public Schools Budget   School Committee Passed by Declared Near Unanimous Vote
10 Concord Public Schools FY18 Supplemental Appropriations   School Committee No Motion Made
11 Concord Public Schools Capital Projects   School Committee Passed by Declared Near Unanimous Vote
12 Concord Carlisle Regional High School Budget   Regional School Committee Passed by Declared Near Unanimous Vote
13 Concord Carlisle Regional High School Capital Projects   Regional School Committee No Motion Made
14 Establish Revolving Funds under the Municipal Modernization
Act MGL c.44 S53 1/2
  Finance Director Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
15 Authorize Expenditure of Revolving Funds under the Municipal Modernization
Act MGL c.44 S53 1/2
  Finance Director Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
16

Accept Provisions of Municipal Modernization Act Concerning Bond Issuance Premiums

  Finance Director Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
17 Appropriate Funds in Premium Reserve Fund   Finance Director Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
18 BY PETITION Allowing 17 Year Olds to Vote in Town Elections & Town Meeting   Robert Grom Passed by Declared Clear Majority
19 Authorize Expenditure from PEG Access and Cable-Related Fund   Town Manager Passed Unanimously Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
20 BY PETITION Independence of the Press   Tanya B. and Mark Gailus Passed by Declared Majority Vote
21 Appropriate Funds for Municipal Capital Projects Handouts Town Manager Passed by Declared Near Unanimous vote
22 Alcoholic Beverage Bylaw Amendment   Town Manager Passed Unanimously Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
23 BY PETITION Community Resilience Goals Handouts Lori Gill-Pazaris Passed by Declared Greater than Majority Vote
24 Community Preservation Act Community Housing Fund Handouts Community Preservation Committee Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
25 Authorize Acquisition of 369 Commonwealth Avenue Property on Warner Pond Handouts Town Manager Passed by Declared well more than Two-thirds Majority Vote
26 Community Preservation Committee Appropriation Recommendations  
Community Preservation Committee Passed by Declared Wide Majority Vote
27 Historic Districts Map Amendment - Hubbardville Extension Handouts Historic District Commission Passed by Declared well more than Two-thirds Majority Vote
28 Appropriate Funds for 2229 Main Street (NMI/Starmet Superfund Site) Redevelopment Handouts 2229 Main Street Oversight Committee Pass by Declared Near Unanimous Vote
29 Accept MGL c. 90, S3 and Adopt a 3% Local Sales Tax On Marijuana Products   Town Manager Pass by Declared well more than Majority Vote
30 Bylaw Amendment - To Prohibit all Types of non-medical "marijuana establishments" as defined in MGL c. 94G, S1   Board of Health Passed by Declared more than Majority Vote
31 Accept MGL c. 64N, S3 and Adopt a 3% Local Sales Tax on Marijuana Products   Finance Committee Passed by Declared almost Unanimous Vote
32 http://concordma.gov/2053/Art-32 Handouts Planning Board Passed by Declared well more than Two-thirds Majority Vote
33 Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Definition of a Dwelling Unit Handouts Planning Board Passed Unanimously Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
34 Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Height of Accessory Building Handouts Planning Board Passed by Declared more than Two-thirds Majority, Near Unanimous Vote
35 Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Combined Business/Residence Handouts Planning Board Passed by Declared more than Two-thirds Vote
36 Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Reconstruction of Nonconforming Structures  Handouts Planning Board Passed Unanimously Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
37 Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Off Street Parking, Loading & Design Standards  Handouts Planning Board Passed Unanimously Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
38 Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Site Plan Review Handouts Planning Board Passed as Amended by Declared well more than Two-thirds Majority Vote
39 Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Site Plan For Religious Uses, Educational Uses and Child Care Facilities  Handouts Planning Board Passed as Amended by Declared Two-thirds Majority Vote
40 BY PETITION Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Personal Wireless Communications Facility   Julie del Sobral Failed for lack of Two-thirds majority by Counted Vote: 144 in favor / 126 opposed
41 General Bylaw Amendment - Tree Preservation Handouts Planning Board  
42 Authorize Cambridge Turnpike Easements   Public Works Commission Passed Unanimously Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
43 Monsen Road Street Acceptance   Public Works Commission Passed Unanimously Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
44 BY PETITION Moratorium on Implementation of NRC Dog Restrictions on Conservation Land Handouts Don Shobrys Passed by Counted Vote: 234 in favor / 152 opposed
45 BY PETITION Recognizing Dog Walking as a Passive Recreation Activity   Carol Aronson No Action Taken
46 BY PETITION Bylaw Prohibiting Use of Gasoline Powered Leaf Blowers    Scott Richardson No Action Taken
47 Light Plant Expenditures & Payment in Lieu of Taxes   Town Manager Passed by Declared Almost Unanimous Vote
48 Solid Waste Disposal Fund Expenditures   Town Manager Passed Unanimously Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
49 Sewer System Expenditures   Town Manager Passed Unanimously Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
50 Sewer Improvement Fund Expenditures   Town Manager Passed Unanimously Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
51 Water System Expenditures    Town Manager Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote
52 Beede Swim & Fitness Center Enterprise Fund Expenditures   Town Manager Passed by Declared Near Unanimous Vote
53 Unpaid Bills   Town Manager No Action Taken
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