BoS minutes for 5/3, draft ballot for 6/11


The Board of Selectmen met three times last week, as we had meetings at 6:30PM before each of the annual town meeting (ATM) evenings, and then a meeting Thursday to vote to set the override election for June 11.  Below are the minutes from the Thursday meeting and below that the draft ballot.  I do not have a copy of what we voted on Thursday, but the draft below from Wednesday is close, if not the final version.

Unfortunately, the statutory requirements with respect to the ballot wordings makes the June 11 election questions less than totally intuitive, and the town and its officials are also limited in what can be done to explain.

BoS

Board of Selectmen

Thursday, May 03, 2018

7:00PM

Minutes

 

Present: Selectmen Michael Marcucci, Selectmen Gustave Murby, Selectmen Osler Peterson, Kristine Trierweiler, Mark Cerel, Carol Mayer

 

Meeting was called to order at 7:00PM by Chairman Marcucci who reminded the audience that the meeting was being video recorded.

 

Selectmen held a moment of silence for those serving around the world.

 

Board of Selectmen had one item on the agenda to discuss and that was to call a Special Election for June 11, 2018 for the Proposition 2 ½ questions due to the votes that were taken at the Annual Town Meeting on April 30 and May 1, 2018.

 

Town Clerk Carol Mayer has prepared a ballot with five (5) over ride questions. Selectmen discussed the order of the questions as well as the information from the Secretary of State’s Election Division that the questions cannot state if they are an operating override, debt exclusion, or capital override.

 

Mark Cerel informed the Board they can prepare information informing the public about the overrides and explanations of the over rides. Kristine will work with Mark on a fact sheet for distribution.

 

Vote: Selectmen Murby made a motion to sign the Warrant for the Special Town Election to be held on June 11, 2018 and to include five (5) override questions as presented on the warrant by the Town Clerk, seconded by Selectmen Peterson and the vote was unanimous.

 

 

Board of Selectmen signed seven (7) copies of the Special Town Meeting Warrant.

 

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Selectmen Murby, seconded by Selectmen Peterson and the vote was unanimous.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:15PM.

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DRAFT (5/2/18)

 

June 11, 2018 Special Election

Potential Proposition 2 ½ override questions

 

Shall the Town of Medfield be allowed to assess an additional One-Million Dollars ($1,000,000) in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding the Municipal Buildings Stabilization Fund created pursuant to GL Chapter 40, Section 5B for the fiscal year beginning July 1, two-thousand and eighteen?

YES_________                                NO__________

 

 

Shall the Town of Medfield be allowed to assess an additional One-Million Six-Hundred Sixty-Three Thousand One-Hundred Three Dollars ($1,663,103) In real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose  of increasing school and town departmental operating budgets for the fiscal year beginning July first, two- thousand and eighteen?

YES_________                                NO__________

 

Shall the Town of Medfield be allowed to assess an additional Two-Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000) in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) services for the fiscal year beginning July first, two-thousand and eighteen?

YES_________                                NO__________

 

 

Shall the Town of Medfield be allowed to assess an additional One-Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000) in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of preparing a Feasibility Study for a new park and recreation facility for the fiscal year beginning July 1, two-thousand and eighteen?

YES_________                                NO__________

 

Shall the Town of Medfield be allowed to assess an additional One-Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000) in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of preparing a Town-wide master plan, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, two-thousand and eighteen?

 

YES __________                            NO­­­___________

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