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April 28, 2013

Groveland warrant articles


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — GROVELAND — Residents will consider 29 articles at tomorow’s annual Town Meeting.

The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at Bagnall School, 253 School St.

Here are the articles:

:Article 1: Authorize selectmen to ask for any money available from the state’s Department of Public Works.

Article 2: Spend $320,800 and money reimbursed by the state for road improvements.

Article 3: Acquire land to build a right of way on School Street and to use $15,000 from the state to pay for the work.

>Article 4: Transfer $10,000 from the Conservation Commission Fees Account to the Conservation Commission Services Account.

Article 5: Give $900 to VFW Post 2014 for utilities and maintenance of the building.

Article 6: Accept $35,000 from the Municipal Electric Department Operation Account to pay its 2014 taxes.

Article 7: Accept the town’s $13.4 million budget for 2014.

Article 8: Spend$798,371 to operate the Water Department.

Article 9: Spend $479,140 to operate the Sewer Department.

Article 10: Fix the salary and compensation of all elected town officials as shown in the fiscal year 2014 budget.

Article 11: Spend $140,000 to finance the design, construction and improvements of sewers and sewer services.

Article 12: Spend $3.7 million to buy 61 acres at 150 Center St. for open space and recreational use.

Article 13: Buy 48 acres called the Center Street Greenway Parcel for $510,000 for open space and recreational use.

Article 14: Accept a donation of 5.5 acres off Rocky Woods Road near Nelson Street.

Article 15: Buy 54 acres on Dewhirst Street for $935,000, of which $835,000 will come from the Community Preservation General Reserve and $100,000 from the Water Department Enterprise Fund.

:Article 16: Create a chief of the Fire Department and have him appointed annually by selectmen.

Article 17: Authorize selectmen to ask the state for permission to increase the board of selectmen from three members to five.

Article 18: Review town zoning after state voters approved medical marijuana centers.

Article 19: Allow veterans to do volunteer services in exchange for a reduction in their real estate taxes.

Article 20: Spend $80,000 for the operation of Veasey Memorial Park.

Article 21: Spend $5,000 from the Pines Recreation Boat Ramp Revolving Fund for repair and upkeep of the Pines Boat Ramp.

Article 22: Spend $5,000 to pay for advertising and clerical costs for the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Article 23: Spend $115,000 for the Bagnall School Summer Program Revolving Fund.

Article 24: Spend $130,000 from Community Preservation Fund Fiscal Year 2014 for administrative expenses. Committee administrative expenses, $10,000; open space, $40,000; historic resources, $40,000; community housing, $40,000.

Article 25: Spend $23,700 from the Community Preservation Fund for historic preservation, and $5,200 from the Community Preservation Fund for the development of a Riverview Cemetery Preservation Plan.

Article 26: Spend $38,550 from the Community Preservation Fund to preserve the Veto Hand Tub Museum.

Article 27: Spend $70,000 from the Community Preservation Fund to build bathrooms at the Shanahan Field recreation area.

Article 28: Spend $24,000 from the Community Preservation Fund to place permanent conservation restrictions on properties at Wood Street, Uptack Road and Stephenson Way.

Article 29: Spend $70,00 from the Community Preservation Fund's Affordable Housing Set Aside 2014 for the River Pines Affordable Housing Planning Project.