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Annual Town Meeting Results, March 2019

Get daily Westford text alerts by subscribing here. If you value this free news please consider making a donation to WestfordCAT through: paypal.com/us/fundraiser/tcharity/1659975. The following are the results of Westford’s annual Town Meeting, held on March 23: [Scroll below]

Article 1 — Accept Town Reports – passed unanimously

Article 2 — That the town appropriate from free cash the sum of $689,500 in order to supplement the following operating budgets in fiscal 2019– passed unanimously:

Fire Department expenses — $14,500

Snow and ice — $400,000

Recycling expenses — $75,000

Other post employment benefits — $200,000

That the town appropriate from Recreation Enterprise retained earnings the sum of $50,000 to supplement recreation enterprise expenses and appropriate from the Ambulance Enterprise Retained Earnings the sum of $7,000 to supplement the fiscal 2019 operating budget. Article 3 — Approve capital appropriations — all motions passed unanimously

FIND THEM HERE. Article 4 — Approve Community Preservation Committee recommendations — passed by a majority vote

Article 5 — Authorize revolving funds — That the town voted, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 53E1/2 as most recently amended by Section 86 Chapter 218 of the Acts of 2016, to establish limitations on expenditures from the revolving funds established by Chapter 138.1 of the general bylaws, entitled “Revolving funds…” Continue Reading →

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Wild Woman of Westford Fundraiser, March 30

Get daily Westford text alerts by subscribing here. If you value this free news please consider making a donation to WestfordCAT through: paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1659975. The Westford Historical Society is hosting the Wild Women of Westford on
Saturday, March 30 starting at 7 p.m. This fundraiser will be held at the Museum. Every woman has a story to tell and gifts to share with the world. Since 1987, the United
States has formally recognized March as National Women’s History Month. Continue Reading →

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Drew Gardens Opponent Warns that Some Residents Will Take Matter to Superior Court

Get daily Westford text alerts by subscribing here. If you value this free news please consider making a donation to WestfordCAT through: paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1659975. Bob Krankiewicz reviews the legalities of amending an Agricultural Preservation Restriction in regard to Drew Gardens, a 9-acre parcel on Boston Road that has polarized residents. [READ THE BACKGROUND HERE]

“The whole idea for the APR system throughout the state is to keep agricultural land at a value that the farmer can afford to buy it,” Krankewicz said. Some opponents are readying to take the case to the Superior Court of Massachusetts, he said. Continue Reading →

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