2005 Town Meeting Results

Schedule


Concord's 2005 Annual Town Meeting began on Monday, April 25 and continued on Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27. The meeting concluded and dissolved at 10:55 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27. Here are the final results of the meeting.


Attendance


There were 415 registered voters in attendance on the 25th, 816 registered voters on the 26th; and 385 registered voters on the 27th. The un-duplicated count is still being calculated and will be reported at a later time.
Article
Date Subject Results
1 April 25 Choose Town Officers Passed
2 April 25 Hear Reports and Consent Calendar (See Below) Passed Unanimously
3 April 25 Meeting Procedure (Rule of the Meeting governing requirements on motions and amendments made under articles concerned with expenditures) Passed
4 April 25 Secret Ballot Voting Procedure (minimum of 100 voters required) Passed
5 April 25 Ratify Personnel Board Classification Actions Passed
6 April 25 Classification and Compensation Plan for Administrative/Clerical/Library and Laboring Employees (2.5% across-the-board increase to ranges) Passed
7 April 25 Classification and Compensation Plan for Managerial and Professional Employees (2.5% across-the-board increase to ranges) Passed
8 April 25 Personnel Bylaw Amendment to grant authority to the Personnel Board and Town Manager for approval of Classification and Compensation Plan amendments No Motion Made
9 April 25 Town Budget ($25 526-624-with $291,000 of this amount contingent on Proposition 2½ override approval) Passed
10 April 25 Public School Budget ($24,285,000, with $227,000 of this amount contingent on Proposition 2½ override approval) Passed
11 April 25 Regional School Budgets: Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Budget ($11,196,047, with $234,480 of this amount contingent on Proposition 2½ override approval) Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District Assessment ($431,529) Both Passed
12 April 25 Free Cash Use ($500,000) Passed
13 April 25 Unpaid Bills No Motion Made
14 April 25 Property Tax Exemption Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
15 April 25 Light Plant Payment in Lieu of Taxes ($340,000) Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
16 April 25 Light Plant Expenditures Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
17 April 25 Road Repair Revolving Fund Expenditures Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
18 April 25 Solid Waste Disposal Fund Expenditures Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
19 April 25 Sewer System Expenditures Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
20 April 25
Sewer Improvement Fund Expenditures Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
21 April 25 Water System Expenditures Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
22 April 25 2005 Road Program ($900,000 appropriation and borrowing authorization) Passed Unanimously
23 April 26 Concord Public Schools Renovations ($770,446.96 appropriation, including $630,000 borrowing authorization) Passed Unanimously
24 April 26 Design Funds for New Willard School ($1,000,000 borrowing authorization) Passed by 2/3 majority vote (motion to amend was defeated)
25 April 26 CCHS Improvements ($590,000 appropriation) Passed
26 April 26 Revision of Board of Health Regulations for Testing Lead in School Drinking Water (By Petition) Amended motion passed, with 262 voting in favor and 155 opposed
27 April 25 Milldam Culvert Design ($75,000 appropriation and borrowing authorization) Passed by 2/3 majority vote
28 April 25 Emerson Tennis and Basketball Courts Repair ($300,000 appropriation and borrowing authorization) Passed Unanimously
29 April 25 Hunt Gym Improvements ($100,000 appropriation and borrowing authorization) Passed by 2/3 majority vote
30 April 25 Pool Enterprise Fund Passed
31 April 25 Health and Swim Facility Equipment ($515,000 appropriation and borrowing authorization) Passed by 2/3 majority vote
32 April 26 Land Acquisition - Burke Land on Old Bedford Road ($2,750,000 appropriation and borrowing authorization, with commitment to return to2006 Town Meeting with permanent funding plan) Passed by 2/3 majority vote
33 April 26 Resolution in Support of the Concord Youth Theatre (by petition) No motion made
34 April 27 Creation of Church Street Historic District Passed by 2/3 majority vote
35 April 27 Amendment to Demolition Delay Bylaw No motion made
36 April 27 Exchange of easements relative to the Harvey Wheeler Community Center Property and Our Lady Help of Christians Property Passed
37 April 27 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Special Dimensional Exception for Rear and/or Side Yard Setback Passed by 2/3 majority vote
38 April 27 Land Acquisition-Undeveloped Portion of Our Lady Help of Christians Property No motion made
39 April 27 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Temporary Demolition Moratorium No motion made
40 April 27 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Accessory Dwelling Unit (motion to amend passed, but amended main motion then failed to pass) Amended motion failed to pass
41 April 27 Town Bylaw Amendment to Add Prohibition of Excessive or Unwarranted Noise (by petition) No motion made
42 April 27 Authorization of Long-Term Contract for Public, Educational and Governmental Access (PEG) Passed
43 April 27 FY05 Supplemental Appropriation from Land Fund Passed
44 April 27 Community Preservation Act Bylaw Amendment-Length of Terms and Application Exemption Deadline Passed
45 April 25 Debt Rescission of Unused Borrowing Authorization Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
46 April 27 Light Plant Distribution System Improvements Passed by 2/3 majority vote
47 April 27 Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility Improvements Passed Unanimously
48 April 27 Moratorium and Restriction on Installation of In-Ground Irrigation Systems No motion made
49 April 27 Amendment to Non-Criminal Disposition of Violations Bylaw for Snow and Ice in the Public Way Passed
50 April 27 Snow Plowing-Dunbar Way (by petition) Passed
51 April 27 Encroachment-60 Lang Street No motion made