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2016 Annual Town Meeting Live Blog

Welcome to the WestfordCAT News Live Blog of the 2016 Westford Annual Town Meeting. For more information on Town Meeting, check out this year’s Annual Town Meeting page on the town website

We’ll also have updates throughout the day on our Facebook and Twitter page. Below is a grid of how long each article took along with highlights, we’ll have the full look back at Annual Town Meeting later in the day.

You can also watch the meeting live on WestfordCAT (Comcast- Ch. 9, Verizon Ch. 36) and later on demand at westfordcat.org

Start Time End Time Result
Article 1 10:06 a.m. 10:18 a.m. Passed unanimously
Article 2 10:18 a.m. 10:18 a.m. Passed unanimously
Article 3 10:18 a.m. 10:19 a.m. Passed unanimously
Article 4 10:19 a.m. 10:19 a.m. Dismissed unanimously
Article 5 10:19 a.m. 10:38 a.m. Passed, not unanimously
Article 6 10:38 a.m. 10:38 a.m. Passed, unanimously
Article 7 10:56 a.m., 1:34 p.m. (return from lunch) 12:42 p.m. (for lunch), 1:43 p.m. Passed, not unanimously. Amendment to add $210,000 to Main St. Water Distribution Improvements fails 150-145. Amendment to allow Town Engineer to pursue sidewalks within original appropriation 146-128 as well as second clarification vote (voice/standing count)\
Article 8 1:43 p.m. 1:55 p.m. Passed, not unanimously
Article 9 1:55 p.m. 2:29 p.m. Passed with amendment, not unanimously
Article 10 2:29 p.m. 2:29 p.m. Dismissed unanimously
Article 11 2:33 p.m. 3:42 p.m. Passed with amendment, not unanimously
Article 12 3:42 p.m. 3:46 p.m. Passed, unanimously
Article 13 3:46 p.m. 4:04 p.m. Passed, unanimously
Article 14 4:04 p.m. 4:05 p.m. Passed, unanimously
Article 15 10:38 a.m. 10:40 a.m. approved, via consent agenda
Article 16 10:38 a.m. 10:40 a.m. approved, via consent agenda
Article 17 4:05 p.m. 4:13 p.m. failed, not unanimously
Article 18 10:38 a.m. 10:40 a.m. approved, via consent agenda
Article 19 4:13 p.m. 4:27 p.m. approved, not unanimously
Article 20 4:27 p.m. 5:10 p.m. approved as amendmed, not unanimously
Article 21 5:10 p.m. 5:14 p.m. approved unanimously
Article 22 5:14 p.m. 5:24 p.m. approved, not unanimously
Article 23 5:24 p.m. 5:29 p.m. approved, not unanimously
Article 24 5:29 p.m. 7:15 p.m. failed, 106-101
Article 25 7:10 p.m. 7:11 p.m. approved, unanimously
Article 26 7:11 p.m. 7:14 p.m. approved, unanimously
Article 27 2:29 p.m. 2:33 p.m. approved unanimously