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2019 Special Town Meeting
The following articles were decided on Oct. 28 at special Town Meeting:
Article 1: Approve unpaid bills from previous fiscal year(s) — Dismissed
Article 2: Fiscal 2020 budget adjustments — Passed by majority
Article 3: Fiscal 2020 budget Transfers — Passed unanimouslyContinue reading below.
Article 4: Fiscal 2020 capital appropriations — Passed by a majority with the amendment of $260,000 for the public buildings bringing the total to $721,450.
Article 5: Reduce amount raised by taxes in fiscal 2020 — Passed unanimously
Article 6: Purchase software for stormwater fee billing and upgrade for water billing and create a stormwater management utility. — Vote split in two with the software purchase passing 168 to 84 and the creation of an enterprise fund passing by majority.
Article 7: Defer stormwater utility fees assessed under G.L. c. 83, s.16 for low income seniors — passed by majority
Article 8: Amend the General Bylaws to accept the provisions of General Laws, c.44, section 53E1/2 to Establish a revolving fund for the farmers Market. — Passed by majority
Article 9: Authorize revolving funds — Passed by majority
Article 10: Approve Community Preservation Committee Recommendations. — Passed by majority
Article 11: Authorization of the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court for two (2) additional all alcohol on premises licenses to be exercised by Westford Valley Marketplace located at 160-174 Littleton Road, Westford. — Passed by majority
Article 12: Amend the Charter to reflect inclusive language including renaming the board of selectmen to Select Board. — Passed by majority.
Cemetery Rules and Regulations
Article 13: Approve the Board of Cemetery Commissioners regulations for municipal cemeteries — Passed unanimously