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To either of the Constables of the Town of Dedham in said County:  You are hereby required in the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town of Dedham qualified to vote in Town affairs to meet at the Dedham High School Auditorium located at 140 Whiting Avenue in said Town, for the 2020 Special Town Meeting in said town on the fourth Monday in January (it being the twenty-seventh day of said month) AD 2020, at seven o'clock in the evening, then and there to act on the following article, namely:

ARTICLE ONE:  By the Parks and Recreation Commission. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, borrow or transfer from available funds, a sum of money to design, construct, and equip the property known as Manor Fields, 450 Sprague Street, identified in Assessor’s Records as Parcel 157-8 and 170-096, to include playing fields and courts, dog parks, concession and restroom facilities, walking trails, parking and related facilities, as well as demolition and site preparation, and any and all incidental and related expenses, and, as funding therefor, to authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow such sum of money pursuant to G.L. c.44, §§7 or 8 or any other enabling authority and issue bonds and notes therefor; provided further that any premium received by the Town upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved by this vote, less any premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of costs approved by this vote in accordance with G.L. c.44, §20, thereby reducing by a like amount the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs; and to authorize any and all incidental and related costs; authorize the Board of Selectmen and the Parks and Recreation Commission to apply for, accept, and expend any grants or loans in connection herewith; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into all agreements, execute any and all documents, and take all action necessary to carry out this project; provided, however, that the vote taken hereunder shall be expressly contingent upon approval by the voters at an election to exclude from the limitations imposed by Proposition 2 ½, so called, the amounts required to pay the principal and interest on the borrowing authorized hereunder, or take any other action relative thereto. Referred to Finance and Warrant Committee for study and report.

Hereof fail not but make return of this Warrant with our doings thereon unto the Town Clerk on or before said day and time.

Given under our hands and seal of the Town of Dedham this 20th day of December, 2019.                                         
Dennis J. Guilfoyle, Chairman
Dennis J. Teehan, Jr., Vice Chairman
James A. MacDonald
Sarah E. MacDonald
Dimitria Sullivan

A true copy, attest:
Anthony F. Zollo, Jr.
Constable, Town of Dedham

By virtue of this Warrant, I have notified and warned the inhabitants of the Town of Dedham aforesaid to meet at the time and place and for the purposes specified in said Warrant by posting true and attested copies thereof in one or more public places not less than fourteen days at least before the date of the said meeting, and by causing a true and attested copy thereof to be published once, not less than fourteen days before the said meeting in the Dedham Times, a newspaper having a general circulation in said Town of Dedham.

Anthony F. Zollo, Jr.
Constable, Town of Dedham

Dated at Dedham, Massachusetts, the 20th day of December, AD 2019

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