Click for Mattapoisett, Massachusetts Forecast

Marion Election and Meeting Results

Town of Marion
Annual Town Meeting
May 19, 2008

Full text of Warrent Articles in PDF format can be found by clicking this link

Results will be posted here following the Meeting date.
Article 1. To see what compensation the Town will pay its elected Town officials:
PASSED
Article 2. To see what sums of money the Town will raise and appropriate and/or transfer from available funds in the treasury in order to pay interest and maturing debt and for charges, expenses and outlays of the several Town departments and Reserve Fund for the ensuing year.
PASSED
Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of $1,501,596 to be used to operate the Water Enterprise Fund, the following sums to be appropriated to salaries and expenses, $807,713, reserve fund, $60,000; debt, $448,136; and indirect costs, $185,747; and the funds be raised from departmental receipts, $1,301,596, and $200,000 from water retained earnings; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED
Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of $2,146,321 to be used to operate the sewer enterprise fund, the following sums to be appropriated to salaries and expenses, $620,747, reserve fund, $60,000; debt, $1,295,609; and indirect costs. $169,965; and the funds
PASSED
Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of final design, construction and equipping, including costs incidental and related thereto, a new police building; and to determine whether this appropriation shall be raised by authorizing the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to issue bonds or notes under the provisions of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, or other appropriate enabling authority; subject to voters' approval of a debt exclusion under the provisions of Chapter 59, Section 21C of the General Laws; or to take any other action thereon
PASSED
Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of $24,000 to be used by the Police Dept. for the purpose of completing necessary upgrades to the police radio system; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED
Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of $26,500 to be used by the Police Department for purchasing and equipping one (1) new police cruiser; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED
Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of $185,000 to be used by The Department of Public Works for the replacement of a rubbish truck; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED
Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury the sum of $374,000 to the Stabilization Fund; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED
Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of $25,000 for the purpose of instituting tax foreclosure procedures on delinquent real estate parcels in the Town in and recorded in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 60, Section 53; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED
Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate, upon recommendation of the Community Preservation Committee, $102,393 for the purpose of meeting the requirements of the Community Preservation Act, G.L. C. 44B, Section 6, for the purposes of Open Space, Community Housing and Historic Resources, for Fiscal Year 2009; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED
Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to act upon the recommendation of the Community Preservation Committee to appropriate, from Fiscal Year 2009 estimated annual revenues, $6,645 to the Community Preservation Committee for administrative expenses; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED
Article 13. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate, upon the recommendation of the Community Preservation Committee on the Fiscal Year 2009 Community Preservation Committee Budget and appropriate from Fiscal Year 2009 estimated annual reserves fund balance reserves--Historic Preservation--$30,000 to Michael Baldwin and David Barrett, for the purpose of restoration and renovation of the "Gurney House" located at 202 Spring Street, subject to compliance with the requirements of the Community Preservation Act, including, but not limited to, the imposition of a permanent restriction pursuant to G.L. c. 184; or take any other action thereon.
FAILED
Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to act upon the recommendation of the Community Preservation Committee on the Fiscal Year 2009 Community Preservation Committee Budget and appropriate from the Fiscal Year 2009 estimated annual revenues fund balance reserves--Open Space--$34,131 and $97,424 from the CPA undesignated fund balance, for a total of $131,555 to the Marion Land Bank Fund for the purposes set forth in the Open Space and Recreation Plan; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED
Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to act upon the recommendation of the Community Preservation Committee on the Fiscal Year 2009 Community Preservation budget and appropriate from the Fiscal Year 2009 estimated annual revenues fund balance reserves--Community Housing--$34,131 and $194,848 from the CPA undesignated fund balance, for a total of $228,979 to the Marion Affordable Housing Trust for use by the Trust, as it deems appropriate, to expand, improve or support affordable housing at Little Neck Village, Wareham Road and subject to the terms and conditions that the Trust may impose upon
PASSED
Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article III of the General By-Laws by adding the following new Section 5:
FAILED
Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to advise the Board of Selectmen:
PASSED
Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to accept the following Report of the Emergency Medical Services Financial Review Committee as established by the Board of Selectmen in February of 2005 and to file it with the Town Clerk
PASSED
Article 19. To see if the Town will vote to increase the gross receipts that seniors may have in the prior calendar year to be eligible to defer property taxes under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section5, Clause 41A from $20,000 to $40,000, with such increase to be effective for deferrals granted for taxes assessed
PASSED
Article 20. To see if the Town will vote to reduce the rate of interest that accrues on property taxes deferred by eligible seniors under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause 41A from 8% to 4%, with such reduced rate to apply to taxes assessed for any fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2008; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED
Article 21. To see if the Town will vote to amend the General By-Laws of he Town of Marion, Article XXVI (Animal Control), Section 8 (Licenses and Tags) by deleting the second paragraph in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:
PASSED
Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 57 that allows the Town of Marion, by by-law or ordinance, to deny any application for, or revoke or suspend a building permit, or any local license or permit including renewals and transfers issued by any board, officer, or department for any person, corporation, or business enterprise, who has neglected or refused to pay any local taxes, fees, assessments, betterments or any other municipal charges, including amounts assessed under the provisions of section twenty-one D (non-criminal citations) with respect to any activity, event, or other matter which is the subject of such license or permit and which activity, event or matter is carried out or exercised on or about real estate whose owner has neglected or refused to pay any local taxes, fees, assessments, betterments, or any other municipal charge; or take any other action thereon.
PASSED
Article 23. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article I (General Provisions) of the General By-Laws by inserting the following new Section 5:
PASSED
Article 24. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Laws, Section 9.11.4 by deleting paragraph 4 in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:
PASSED
Article 25. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 3.1 of the Zoning By-Laws by adding a new zoning district entitled "Neighborhood Overlay District (NOD)"; or take any other action thereon
PASSED
Article 26. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Map, by creating a new Overlay District entitled "Neighborhood Overlay District (NOD)" including the following identified parcels according to the Assessors' Maps of the Town of Marion:
FAILED
Article 27. To see if the Town will vote to grant to Commonwealth Electric Company and to Verizon New England a perpetual right and easement to locate, relocate, erect, construct, reconstruct, install, lay, dig-up, operate, maintain, patrol, inspect, repair, replace, and remove a line with necessary poles, wires, cables, guys, and other fixtures and appurtenances for the transmission of electricity and intelligence along, upon, over, under and across town-owned land identified on Assessors' Map 27, Lot 13 (the former railroad bed); or take any other action thereon.
PASSED
Article 28. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen, pursuant to G.L. c. 40, s.15A, to transfer the care and custody of the real property and improvements thereon known as Little Neck Village, more specifically located at 330 Wareham Road, consisting of 8.6 acres, more or less, and identified on Marion Assessor's Map 12, lot 28, being the premises shown as Lot 3 on a plan of land entitled "Plan of Land in Marion, Mass. Surveyed for Trustees under will of Donald Angier" dated April 4, 1977 by Arthur. C. Thompson, Inc., Engineers and Surveyors, filed in the Land Registration Office as Plan 1322C, to the Marion Affordable Housing Trust, to be placed under the Trust's care and custody for the purposes of continuing and expanding the use of the parcel for affordable rental housing and further, to authorize the Trust, if the Trustees so vote, to lease or convey said property and improvements for the purposes of improving, expanding and the perpetual management of the property for affordable rental housing pursuant to the requirements of G.L. c.40, s.3 and G.L. c.30B, et seq. and
FAILED
Article 29. To see if the Town will vote, pursuant to the authority granted by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 15A, to transfer from the Marion Board of Selectmen to the Marion Conservation Commission, to be held and managed as conservation lands pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8C, the following parcels of land, more fully described as follows:
FAILED
Article 30. To see if the Town will vote, pursuant to the authority granted by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 15A, to transfer from the Marion Board of Selectmen to the Marion Open Space Acquisition Commission, to be held and managed as conservation lands pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8C, the following parcels of land, more fully described as follows:
PASSED
Article 31. To see if the Town will vote, pursuant to the authority granted by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 15A, to transfer from the Marion Board of Selectmen to the Marion Water and Sewer Commissioners, to be held and managed for water supply protection purposes, the following parcel of land, more fully described as follows:
PASSED
Article 32. To see if the Town will vote, pursuant to the authority granted by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 15A, to transfer from the Marion Board of Selectmen to the Marion Recreation Committee, to be held and managed as park and recreational lands, the following parcels of land, more fully described as follows:
PASSED
Article 33. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen or its designee to make application on behalf of the Town to the appropriate agency of the Federal or State Governments for grants in aid or other funds or to private foundations or other foundations to further carry out certain programs hereinafter listed and to expend such grants to the Town; said applications and expenditures may include, but not be limited to, the following:
PASSED
Article 34. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $9,000 from the Chester A. Vose Fund, said monies to be used by the Assessors for the reduction of taxes; or take any other action thereon
PASSED
Article 35. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to institute, defend, or compromise suits of law; or take any other action thereon
PASSED
Article 36. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell any article belonging to the Town, provided the Town has no further use for the same; or take any other action thereon
PASSED
Article 37. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell or transfer any taxation possession property held by the Town, pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 60, Section 77, after the Board of Selectmen has notified the Planning Board, Open Space Acquisition Commission, Conservation Commission, and the Affordable Housing Trust of the availability of such land and said agencies may report in writing within twenty (20) days to the Board of Selectmen any recommendations that they may have with regard to the disposition of said land; or take any other action thereon
PASSED
Article 38. To consider the reports of the Town officers and committees and act thereon; or take any other action thereon
PASSED
Article 39. To choose by ballot all necessary officers for the ensuing year, viz; One Selectman for three years; one Assessor for three years; one Moderator for one year; one Board of Health member for three years; one Board of Health member for two years; three Planning Board members for three years; one Marion School Committee member for three years; one Marion School Committee member for one year; two Open Space Acquisition Commission members for three years; one Town Clerk for three years; one Old Rochester Regional School Committee member for three years; one Tree Warden for three years; and to act on the following ballot question, commencing on Friday, the 23rd of May, next, at 8:00 o'clock in the morning in the Music Hall, 164 Front Street, in said Marion:
PASSED