Clarified ballot questions


Evelyn circulated this clarifying vote this afternoon for this evening’s meeting, that will make the June 11 ballot questions somewhat clearer  –

BoS

VOTE CLARIFYING AND RATIFYING MAY 3, 2018
VOTE, RE; PROPOSITION 2 1/2 BALLOT QUESTIONS

WHEREAS, voters at the 2018 Annual Town Meeting held on April 30 and May
1 voted to approve five (5) articles: Articles #43, 45, 16, 14 and 13, each subject to
passage of an override question pursuant to one or another paragraph of G.L. Ch. 59, Section 21 C, so-called Proposition 2 1/2, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Selectmen held a meeting on May 3, 2018 and voted
to place the five Proposition 2 1/2 override questions on a ballot and to hold a special election on June 11, 2018, and

WHEREAS, Proposition 2 1/2 mandates the form of each ballot question and
limits the information which can be contained therein, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Selectmen desires to provide guidance to future
members of its Board, as well as other Town officials involved with managing the Town’s finances,

NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of Selectmen does hereby clarify and ratify its
May 3, 2018 vote placing five (5) override questions on the ballot for a special election to be held on June 11, 2018 as follows:

Ballot Question #1 relates to vote on 2018 ATM Article #43 and constitutes a dedicated permanent operational override to fund a capital stabilization fund specified in the article, as provided on G.L. Ch. 59, Section 21C, Par. g.

Ballot Question #2 relates to vote on 2018 ATM Article #45 and constitutes a
permanent operational override to increase school and departmental operating
budgets specified in the article, as provided in G.L. Ch. 59, Section 21 C, Par. g.

Ballot Question #3 relates to vote on 2018 Article #16 and constitutes a permanent operational override to provide funding for the provision of Advanced Life Support (ALS) services, as specified in the article, as provided in G.L. Ch. 59, Section 21 C, Par. g.

Ballot Question #4 relates to vote on 2018 ATM Article #14 and constitutes a one-year capital outlay override to fund a feasibility study for a new park and recreation facility, as specified in the article, as provided in G.L. Ch. 59, Section 21 C, Par. i 1/2.

Ballot Question #5 relates to vote on 2018 ATM Article #13 and constitutes a one-year capital outlay override to fund the preparation of a town wide master plan, as specified in the article, as provided in G.L. Ch. 59, Section 21C, par. i 1/2.

So-Voted this 8th day of May, 2018.

Medfield Board of Selectmen
Michael T. Marcucci, Chair
Gustave Murby, Clerk
Osler L. Peterson, Member
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