Town Meeting Results Day 1 (unofficial)

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Consent Agenda Motions Passed on Articles 3, 4, 41, 45, 46, 49, 53, 54, 55, and 57 at the beginning of the meeting. Read more in the consent agenda. Consent Agenda articles 33, 50, and 51 were held for debate for later in the week.

  1. Acceptance of Town Reports – PASSED
  2. FY 2015 Supplemental Appropriations – Motion for NO ACTION PASSED – The State has not yet certified Hopkinton’s “Free Cash” amount, so no money is available yet for these items.
    • 199 General Government; Hydrant Rental To be transferred to the Water Enterprise Fund $167,360
    •  422  Highway; Lake Maspenock Weed Control $60,000 – This will be discussed later under article 8.
    • 423  FY15 Snow and Ice Deficit $854,565.38
    • 450 Water Enterprise Operating Budget $80,000
  3. FY 2015 Budget Transfers – Consent Agenda – No Action – There are no budget transfers this year. Motion for NO ACTION PASSED
  4. Tercentennial Funds – Consent Agenda – Action: The Town is moving $890.92 in between accounts. PASSED
  5. Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Years – Transfer from free cash the sum of $5,047.60 – Motion for NO ACTION PASSED – The State has not yet certified Hopkinton’s “Free Cash” amount, so no money is available yet for these items.
    Later in the evening, a motion to RECONSIDER article 5 was TABLED until Tuesday evening.
  6. Property Tax Exemption Increase – PASSED
  7. Set the Salary of Elected Officials – Town Clerk, $70,000 – PASSED
  8. Fiscal 2016 Operating Budget – $72 million
  9. FY 2016 Revolving Funds – PASSED
  10. Chapter 90 Highway Funds – $662,271 – PASSED
  11. Transfer to General Stabilization Fund – $300,000 – Motion for NO ACTION PASSED – The State has not yet certified Hopkinton’s “Free Cash” amount, so no money is available yet for these items.
  12. Other Post Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund – $411,118 – Motion for NO ACTION PASSED – The State has not yet certified Hopkinton’s “Free Cash” amount, so no money is available yet for these items.
  13. Local Hotel Tax Amendment – amend its local room occupancy excise tax rate to 6% – PASSED
  14. Pay-As-You-Go Capital Expenses – Motion for NO ACTION PASSED – The State has not yet certified Hopkinton’s “Free Cash” amount, so no money is available yet for these items.
    1. Purchase of Portable Radios – Police Chief – $49,500
    2. Replacement of Police Cruisers – Police Chief –  $78,000
    3. Replacement Cardiac Monitor – Fire Chief – $28,099
    4. Purchase Public Safety Dispatch Equipment – Town Manager –  $16,250
    5. Upgrades to Roadway Light System to Energy Efficient LED Lighting – DPW – $175,000
    6. Cleanup of Snow Dump – DPW – $140,000
    7. Purchase of Loader Mounted Snow Blower – DPW – $115,000
    8. Elmwood Farm Parking Area – Town Manager – $40,000
    9. Expansion of Police Department Parking Lot – Town Manager – $75,000
    10. Sewer System Capacity and Business Analysis – DPW – $140,000
    11. Fruit Street Aquifer Analysis – DPW – $75,000
    12. Whitehall Wells Test Wells Installation – DPW – $35,000

Town Meeting adjourned shortly before 11:00pm and will reconvene Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00pm in the Middle School Auditorium.