RESULTS OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
January 25, 2011
The warrant was returned to the Town Clerk at 6:30 PM .
With a quorum present, the Moderator Nancy Chew called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.
The warrant showed it had been properly served.
The motion was made and seconded to waive the reading of the warrant, and so voted.
The rules of the meeting were read.
Article 1. The motion was made and seconded to transfer the sum of $5,000.00 from the Town Accountant Salary account to the Clerical Wages account for the purpose of paying Accounting Clerk and Administrative Assistant to the Police Department wages.
Article 2. The motion was made and seconded to transfer the sum of $170.00 from Free Cash to the Prior Year Bills account for the purpose of paying for a prior year Emergency Management Services bill.
Article 3. The motion was made and seconded that the Town of Ashby appropriate the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) for a feasibility study for window and roof repairs at the Ashby Elementary School, located at 911 Main Street, Ashby, Massachusetts, said sum to be expended under the direction of the School Building Committee, and to meet said appropriation the sum of $50,000 shall be transferred from Free Cash; that the Town acknowledges that the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s (“MSBA”) grant program is a non-entitlement, discretionary program based on need, as determined by the MSBA, and any costs the Town incurs in excess of any grant approved by and received from the MSBA shall be the sole responsibility of the Town.
The motion was made and seconded to amend Article 3 by inserting the words “by the Board of Selectmen” after the words “to be expended ”.
VOTE ON AMENDED ARTICLE: YES- 20 NO-42 DEFEATED
VOTE ON ORIGINAL ARTICLE: UNANIMOUS
The motion was made and seconded to dissolve the Special Town Meeting at 8:03 PM , and so voted.