At their meeting last night, the Board of Selectmen voted 4-0-0 to post the October 25, 2022 Fall Town Meeting Warrant. The warrant has 12 articles, all of which can be read in their entirety by clicking here. Remember, you can learn more about Town Meeting by visiting the Town Meeting page of our website.
A brief summary of the Articles is below ⬇
|Article 1: Transfer of funds from free cash||To transfer $200,000 to general stabilization & $50,000 to fund asbestos abatement at the Winslow School|
|Article 2: Sewer Enterprise Fund Retained Earnings Transfer||To transfer $78,525 from the Sewer Department’s retained earnings to their capital line item for new sewer pump station grinders.|
|Article 3: Zoning Bylaw Amendments & Recodification||To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town’s Zoning bylaws based on recommendations from the Zoning Review Committee. These will be housekeeping items, not substantial changes to the Zoning.|
|Article 4: Zoning Bylaw Amendment- Signs||To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town’s Zoning Bylaws as they relate to sign regulations.|
|Article 5: Accept MGL Chapter 59, Section 5 relative to a Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption||To see if the Town will vote to accept a provision of MGL that will allow the Town to expand the ownership criteria for the tax exemption for Disabled Veterans.|
|Article 6: Town General Bylaws- Tyngsborough Affordable Housing Trust||To see if the Town will vote to approve the affordable housing trust bylaws.|
|Article 7: Rescind Prior Funding Authorization: Community Preservation Committee Fund||To see if the Town will vote to rescind a prior CPC authorization.|
|Article 8: Appropriation: Community Preservation Committee Fund||To see if the Town will approve the Community Preservation Committee Funding approvals.|
|Article 9: Town General Bylaws- Solicitor Registration||To see if the Town will vote to add language to the Town’s General Bylaws requiring door-to-door solicitors following a prescribed registration process.|
|Article 10: Town General Bylaws: Regulation of Dogs||To see if the Town will vote to amend the leash law to make it a 24 hour requirement.|
|Article 11: Special Act to establish a Department of Public Works||To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to submit a special act to the Legislature to form a Department of Public Works.|
|Article 12: Prior Year Bills||To see if the Town will vote to approve the payment of prior year bills.|
A few reminders:
📌 Town Administrator Matthew Hanson will host Pre-Town Meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 6:00 PM at Town Hall. This is an opportunity to learn more about the warrant & ask any questions that you might have in advance of the Town Meeting.
📌 Town Meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 7pm at Tyngsborough Elementary School.
Please note that the Board of Selectmen Meeting on October 3, 2022 was not broadcast live due to connectivity issues. A back up recording was created and once available will be posted online for review.