Article 1- Dismissed unanimously
Authorization for the Board of Selectmen to petition the General
Court for one (1) additional all alcohol on premises license to be
exercised by Westford Gateway, LLC located at 66-68 Boston Road, Westford.
Resolution 1 – (initially passed by majority but then a counted vote was requested after Article 2 had been voted. Failed by a counted vote of 103 in favor to 114 opposed.)
Whereas the Town of Westford intends to protect our investments in
our Agricultural Preservation Restricted (APR) lands, to maintain
affordable agricultural use of this land, prevent commercial
encroachment into restricted and residential areas, and protect our
natural resources in perpetuity.
Resolve that the Town Meeting advises the Board of Selectman and
town government to discontinue use of any further resources for any
purpose that would serve to undermine the integrity of the
Agricultural Preservation Restrictions or other protected lands in the
Town of Westford, including, but not limited to, discontinuance of
any support for the construction of a restaurant on protected land.
Further, the Board should direct resources as needed to enforce the
APRs and their intended purposes, and use the full extent of their
authority to have the property cleaned up.
Article 2 – Passed Unanimously
Approve Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Year(s)
Article 3 – Passed Unanimously
Approve Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Adjustments
Resolution 2 – Failed by a counted vote of 58 in favor to 119 opposed.
WHEREAS, when the Town of Westford purchased the 3 APRs for
the 66-68 Boston Road Drew Farms property in 1996, a 2/3 vote was
required of that town meeting.
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Selectman bring any decision
concerning the 3 APRs for 66-68 Boston Road to town meeting for a
2/3 vote for approval.
Article 4 – Passed Unanimously
Approve Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Transfers
Article 5 – Passed by Majority
Approve Fiscal Year 2017 Capital Appropriations
Article 6 – Passed Unanimously
Authorize Revolving Funds
Article 7 – Passed by Majority
Amend the Wage and Classification Plan
Article 8 – Passed by 2/3 declared majority
Authorize the Selectmen to Enter a Lease for the Office and
Programming Space for the Parks, Recreation, and Cemetery
Departments in Building 18 of the former Courier/RR Donnelley
Printing Facility at 22 Town Farm Road and Appropriate Funds for
the First Year of the Lease and Appropriate Funds for the First Year
of the Lease
Article 9 – Passed Unanimously
Reduce Amount Raised by Taxes in Fiscal Year 2017
Article 10 – Passed Unanimously
Acceptance of Schematic Design for the J.V. Fletcher Library
Article 11 – Main motion was divided into two
. Motion 1: Dismissed
Unanimously; Motion 2: Passed by Majority
Approve Community Preservation Committee Recommendations
Motion 1: $125,000 for recreation feasibility study
Motion 2: $50,000 for the installation of a deep well and pump shed at the W. Otis & Alice V. Day Westford Community Garden and any other related costs.
Article 12 – Passed Unanimously
Accept Clare Circle as a Public Way
Having no further business to conduct, the meeting adjourned at 9:06pm
Source: Westford Town Clerk’s office.