Session 4 - Wednesday, May 16, 2012
- Start time: 7:44 p.m.
- Adjourned: 10:26 p.m.
- Attendance: 127 (although for a standing vote to appropriate funding for a feasibility study for Stoughton High, 136 members voted, so a handful of representatives may have arrived after attendance was taken)
- Big Headline: Town Meeting Gives Thumbs Up to Stoughton High Feasibility Study
- Next session: Monday, May 21
|#66 Fund Feasibility Study of Stoughton High||
Will not be spent unless Stoughton is invited into the Massachusetts School Building Authority's (MSBA) project pipeline.
This is funding for a study to look at the options for repairing, replacing or renovating SHS.
|#23 South Shore Habitat for Humanity Project||$20,000 from the Community Preservation Committee to the South Shore Habitat for Humanity toward the costs of their newest home on Commercial Street||Approved|
|#24 Community Preservation Distribution, Budget||Approved|
Session 3 - Monday, May 14, 2012
- Start time: 7:40 p.m.
- Adjourned: 10:25 p.m.
- Attendance: 119 (although for a standing vote for funding for the library's budget, 128 members voted, so a handful of representatives may have arrived after attendance was taken)
- Next session: Wednesday, May 16
The third session tackled the remainder of the FY13 budget, including:
Council on Aging ($386,783), Memorial Day ($6,000), Care of Soldiers' Graves ($10,000), Recreation ($183,920), Veterans Department ($524,097), Youth Commission ($215,435); Library ($933,139); Department of Public Works ($3,111,561, which is a combined total of the separate DPW budgets like highways, snow removal, street lighting, parks and trees, sanitation, etc.); and Education ($38,739,244, of which $37,701,774 will go to the Stoughton Public Schools).
Town Meeting also voted to remove $75,000 from line 153 of the Selectmen's Budget (Reserves - Collective Bargaining Agreements/Non Union Salaries) reducing the Selectmen's total budget to $411,812.
And, Town Meeting voted to reduce line item 754 from the Insurances budget (hospitalization) by $400,000, with it being put in the stabilization account.
|#9 FY13 Budget||$72,469,307||Approved|
|#10 Supplement FY12 Departmental Budgets||Dismissed||N/A|
|#11 Bishop's Landing Water System Construction||$400,000 (town is to recover 100% of cost through betterment)||Approved, 115-0|
|#12 Modification of wetland revolving fund uses||Dismissed||N/A|
Session 2 - Wednesday, May 9, 2012
- Start time: 7:44 p.m.
- Adjourned: 10:56 p.m.
- Attendance: 128 (although for a standing vote for funding a master plan, 133 members voted, so a handful of representatives may have arrived after attendance was taken)
- Next session: Monday, May 14
The second session tackled 29 of 44 budget items for the FY13 budget, including:
Debt Service ($3,500,821); Finance Committee ($265,575); Insurances ($8,806,787); MBTA ($3000); Moderator ($6175); Retirement & Pensions ($3,251,408); Accounting ($299,731); Assessors ($374,730); Board of Selectmen ($486,812); Centralized Purchasing ($219,210); Elections ($36,400); Human Resources ($83,175); Information Systems ($247,834); Registrars ($47,120); Town Clerk ($186,382); Town Counsel ($350,000); Town House ($395,498); Town Manager ($336,719); Treasurer/Collector ($548,860); Unemployment Compensation ($40,000); Animal Control ($58,884); Auxiliary Police ($7163); Board of Health ($88,367); Building ($223,876); Conservation ($85,382); Engineering ($250,454); Planning Board ($161,675); Fire ($3,617,307) and Police ($4,863,783).
Session 1 - Monday, May 7, 2012
- Start time: 7:41 p.m.
- Adjourned: 10:21 p.m.
- Attendance: 127 (although for a standing vote for Deputy Police Chief, 135 members voted, so a handful of representatives may have arrived after attendance was taken)
- Next session: Wednesday, May 9
|#2 Receive Reports||Tabled until all other articles have been discussed.||N/A|
|#3 Ambulance Dept. Enterprise Fund Budget||$1,266,539||Approved|
|#4 Cedar Hill Enterprise Fund Budget||$222,615||Approved|
|#5 Public Health Association Enterprise Fund Budget||$1,006,193||Approved|
|#6 Sewer Dept. Enterprise Fund Budget||$6,552,470||Approved|
|#7 Water Department Fund Budget||$4,252,565||Approved|
|#8 Revolving Funds||Re-authorizing the use of revolving accounts for the Council on Aging, the Recreation Department, GIS, Stoughton Community Events Committee, Stoughton Youth Commission, Conservation Commission, Board of Health, DPW and Compost Bin Program.||Approved|
|#28 Establish Position of Deputy Police Chief||Affirmative vote by Town Meeting to establish the position of Deputy Police Chief (not a Civil Service position). Before position becomes official, it must first be approved by the Massachusetts State Legislature (House and Senate).||Approved, 99-36|