Special Town Meeting on Oct. 15, 2018. PHOTO BY JOYCE PELLINO CRANE

Special Town Meeting Results

Special Town Meeting approved all 12 warrant articles on Oct. 15 with an opening quorum at 7:05 p.m. of 208. Here are the results.

Article 1: Approve unpaid bills from previous fiscal year(s). – dismissed

Article 2: Fiscal year 2019 budget transfers. – passed as amended (see below)

Article 3: Fiscal year 2019 budget transfers. – passed

Article 4: Fiscal year 2019 capital appropriations. – passed

Article 5: Fiscal year 2019 asphalt plant monitoring appropriation. – passed

Article 6: Acquisition of 63 Main St. – passed by majority

Article 7: Reduce amount raised by taxes in fiscal year 2019. – passed

Article 8: Apply fire station premium to reduce bond payments. – passed

Article 9: Supplement prior borrowing votes to permit the application of sale of premium to pay project costs. – passed

Article 10: Adoption of Massachusetts General Law Chapter 59, Section 5K to establish a senior tax. – passed

Article 11: Authorization for the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court for special legislation authorizing the town of Westford to establish a means tested senior citizen property tax exemption. – passed

Article 12: Payment in lieu of tax agreement — Westford Solar Holdings LLC and Westford Solar Holdings II LLC, located at 10 Commerce Way. – passed

Article 2, which asked voters, in part, to approve an expenditure of $200K to fund the Town and School Safety Task Force Consultant fees, was amended slightly. The original article read as follows:

“That the Town appropriate from Free Cash the sum of $200,000 in order to supplement the following Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budgets to fund the Town and School Safety Task Force Consultant requests for proposals.”

The amended article now reads as follows:

“That the Town appropriate from Free Cash the sum of $200,000 in order to supplement the following Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budgets to fund HIRING CONSULTANTS PURSUANT TO the Town and School Safety Task Force Consultant requests for proposals.”

UPDATE — Correction: Article 1 was dismissed for lack of bills to be paid.