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Mattapoisett Election and Meeting Results

Town of Mattapoisett
Special Town Meeting
May 14, 2007


ARTICLE 1: STABILIZATION FUND: To see if the Town will vote to raise and
appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of $222,000 for
appropriation to the Stabilization Fund.
ARTICLE 1 PASSED, 200 to 0.

ARTICLE 2: FY 2007 RESERVE FUND: To see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate or transfer from available funds $40,000 for appropriation
to the FY 2007 Reserve Fund.
ARTICLE 2 PASSED, 200 to 0.

ARTICLE 3: SANITARY LANDFILL ENTERPRISE OPERATING BUDGET FY 2007: To see
if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds the sum of $20,000
for the purpose of covering a projected revenue shortfall in the sanitary
Landfill Enterprise Fund.
ARTICLE 3 PASSED, 198 to 2.

ARTICLE 4: SEWER ENTERPRISE OPERATING BUDGET FY 2007: To see if the Town
will vote to transfer from available funds the sum of $250,000 for the
purpose of covering a projected revenue shortfall in the Sewer Enterprise
Fund.
ARTICLE 4 PASSED, 199 to 1.

ARTICLE 5: COMPUTER APPLICATION - FINANCIAL: To see if the Town will
vote to transfer the sum of $14,130 from Financial Consulting Services
(ARTICLE 15, STM 10/25/2004) to Computer Application - Financial (ARTICLE 7,
STM 1/14/2002) for the purpose of acquiring Vision Appraisal Data Bridge
Software and Collector Receipts Turnover Software for the Assessor's, Town
Accountant's and Treasurer/Collector's offices.
ARTICLE 5 PASSED, 200 to 0.

ARTICLE 6: REPAIR TOWN HALL ROOF: To see if the Town will vote to
transfer from available funds the sum of $1,700 for the purpose of making
repairs to the Town Hall roof.
ARTICLE 6 PASSED, 200 to 0.

ARTICLE 7: REPAIR TOWN HALL HEATING SYSTEM: To see if the Town will vote
to transfer from available funds the sum of $1,200.00 for the purpose of
making repairs to the Town Hall heating system.
ARTICLE 7 PASSED, 200 to 0.

ARTICLE 8: POLICE STATION MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR: To see if the Town
will vote to transfer from available funds the sum of $10,000 for the
purpose of making various repairs to the interior of the Police Station.
ARTICLE 8 PASSED, 200 to 0.

ARTICLE 9: REFINISH FLOORS - CENTER SCHOOL (LIBRARY RELOCATION): To see
if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds the sum of $5,000 for
the purpose of refinishing the hardwood floors of the historic section of
Center School following relocation of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library.
ARTICLE 9 PASSED, 197 to 3.

ARTICLE 10: SETTLEMENT CLAIM - LOCAL SCHOOLS: To see if the Town will
vote to transfer from available funds the sum of $50,000 for the purpose of
covering the cost of a claim settlement agreement.
ARTICLE 10 was WITHDRAWN.

ARTICLE 11: LEGAL EXPENSE - LITIGATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING: To see
if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds the sum of $50,500
for the purpose of covering legal fees and expenses arising from litigation
and collective bargaining.
ARTICLE 11 PASSED, 190 to 10.

ARTICLE 12: GASOLINE SPILL EXPENSE - CLEANUP AND MONITORING: To see if
the Town will vote to transfer from available funds the sum of $29,745 for
the purpose of covering expenses related to the cleanup, monitoring and
reporting of the Police Station gasoline spill.
ARTICLE 12 PASSED, 200 to 0.

ARTICLE 13: GASOLINE SPILL EXPENSE - MA DEP FEE: To see if the Town will
vote to transfer from available funds the sum of $3,000 for the purpose of
covering the cost of the Massachusetts DEP Tier IC fee assessment.
ARTICLE 13 PASSED, 200 to 0.

ARTICLE 14: SRPEDD ASSESSMENT - FY 2007: To see if the Town will vote to
transfer from available funds the sum of $1,500 for the purpose of covering
the cost of the FY 2007 assessment of the Southeast Regional Planning and
economic Development District (SRPEDD).
ARTICLE 14 PASSED, 200 to 0.

ARTICLE 15: FY 2007 LEASE AGREEMENT - LIBRARY AND LOCAL SCHOOLS: To see
if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds the sum of $6,000 for
the purpose of covering the cost of the FY 2007 lease agreement to house the
Mattapoisett Free Public Library at Center School.
ARTICLE 15 PASSED, 200 to 0.

ARTICLE 16: LIBRARY - SUBSCRIPTIONS AND BOOKS: To see if the Town will
vote to transfer from available funds the sum of $8,000 for the purpose of
covering the cost of subscriptions and acquisitions.
ARTICLE 16 PASSED, 193 to 7.

ARTICLE 17: GASB 34/45 - FINANCIAL EXPENSE: To see if the Town will vote
to transfer from available funds the sum of $5,000 for the purpose of
covering the cost of consultant services and related expenses arising from
compliance with Government Accounting Standards Board Rule 34 and Rule 45.
ARTICLE 17 PASSED, 200 to 0.

ARTICLE 18: PURCHASE SOFTWARE - TOWN CLERK: To see if the Town will vote
to transfer from available funds the sum of $3,475 for the purpose of
covering the cost to acquire and license animal licensing software.
ARTICLE 18 PASSED, 195 to 5.

ARTICLE 19: TELEPHONE CABLING AND ALARM - TOWN HALL: To see if the Town
will vote to transfer from available funds the sum of $2,692 for the purpose
of covering the cost of relocating and rewiring portions of the Town Hall
telephone and alarm systems.
ARTICLE 19 PASSED, 200 to 0.

ARTICLE 20: PRIOR YEAR BILL: To see if the Town will vote to transfer
from available funds the sum of $6,060.41 for the purpose of paying a
utility bill of a prior year.
ARTICLE 20 PASSED, 200 to 0.