Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Special Town Meeting, August 14th at 7:00 pm

Below are the articles to be voted on. Link to the official warrant

In the name of the Commonwealth, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the
Town of Ashby, qualified to vote in elections and town affairs, to meet at the Elementary School
Auditorium in said Ashby, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. to act on the following articles:

Article 1. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or
borrow $159,439.67 for the operating budget of the North Middlesex Regional School District, in
addition to the sum voted under the May 5, 2012 Annual Town Meeting, Article 11 for said
operating budget, provided that no funds shall be expended and no bonds shall be issued unless
the Town has first voted at an election to exempt this expenditure from the provisions of
Proposition 2., so called, and further provided that the Town of Pepperell and/or the Town of
Townsend also votes to approve and fund its proportional share of such additional appropriations,
or act in relation thereto.
Finance Committee action:   Approved
Brief Explanation: This article represents the additional monies requested by North Middlesex Regional School District over and above the proportional new growth and tax levy monies as voted at the May 5, 2012 Annual Town Meeting under Article 11. One other town will be required to vote the budget at the same level.

Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to amend the vote taken under the May 5, 2012 Annual
Town Meeting, Article 10 for the operation of the Recycling Center and Transfer Station by
specifying the funding sources for the appropriation therefore, the sum of $31,814 to be
appropriated as follows: Recycling Center revenues: $29,310 and Retained earnings: $2,504 for
the ensuing fiscal year, FY2013, beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013, or take any
action thereon.
Finance Committee action:   Approved
Brief Explanation: Under the May 5th2012 ATM $31,814 was appropriated, but the motion failed to
identify the source of revenue. This article properly identifies the recycle and retained earnings as the
source of revenue for this appropriation.

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