Town Meeting Round Up: Members Address 24 Articles, Adjourn Until June 8
Five articles were postponed Monday until after the Tuesday, June 7, override vote.
In addition to authorizing the Board of Selectmen to sell the Crosby School, Town Meeting members addressed 24 other articles Monday, ultimately deciding to postpone five until Wednesday, June 8, the day after the override vote.
Members passed 15 articles, mostly appropriations voted annually, unanimously or near unanimously with little to no discussion, including articles 52-53, 55, 59-60, 62-64, 66-67, 70, 72-74 and 76 on the Town Meeting Warrant.
Members took no action on three articles (Articles 58, 65 and 71) at the request of the Finance Committee, and voted against Article 49, which would have created a nine-member committee to advise town officials on long-term economic challenges and trends.
The committee, proposed by the Town Government Reorganization Committee, would have been redundant, according to Finance Committee Vice Chairman Alan Jones, as a number of existing boards and committees, as well as town officials, already do this long-term planning.
Articles 54, 56, 68-69 and 70 were postponed to Wednesday, June 8, at the request of the Finance Committee. The articles, such as Article 56, which is the town budget, will be more relevant after the override vote, according to the Finance Committee.
The meeting, held at Town Hall Auditorium, adjourned after about an hour and a half Monday.