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Select Board recommends Warrant Articles to be voted, deferred

Post Date: 07/09/2020 8:21 PM

At its first meeting of the new fiscal year, Select Board members voted to recommend action and deferral on the 35 Warrant Articles proposed for Annual Spring Town Meeting, as noted below.

For information on individual articles, please see the complete Warrant. For information on process, please consult the legal opinion from Town Counsel. 

Town Meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 10, at Veterans Field at Stone Park (also known as the Dedham High School Field). The proposed rain date is Tuesday, August 11. Map

TOWN MEETING ARTICLES FOR AUGUST 10

Article One – Election – No action necessary

Article Two  - Collective Bargaining and Non Union Agreements – deferred

Article Three – Operation Budget – to be voted

Article Four – Capital Budget – to be voted

Article Five – Unexpended balances of special articles – deferred

Article Six –  Prior year bills – deferred

Article Seven – Line Item Transfers – deferred (unless a last minute transfer is required)

Article Eight – Deposit to general stabilization fund – deferred

Article Nine – Transfer to special purpose stabilization funds – to be voted

Article Ten – Appropriation from special purpose stabilization funds – to be voted

Article Eleven – Reducing tax rate – deferred

Article Twelve – Revolving funds – to be voted

Article Thirteen – Sewer enterprise fund – to be voted

Article Fourteen – Reports of Committees – deferred

Article Fifteen – Compliance w/ Phase II Storm Water Mgmt Permit – to be voted

Article Sixteen – MWRA I/I Phase 12 – to be voted

Article Seventeen – Purchase of Electronic Voting System – deferred

Article Eighteen – Additional appropriation Public Safety Building – deferred

Article Nineteen – Trenton Road playground (by petition; waiting for Moderator to confirm petitioner has been contacted) – would recommend deferred

Article Twenty – Planting along Rail corridor (by petition; waiting for Moderator to confirm petitioner has been contacted) – would recommend deferred

Article Twenty-One – Tax bill check off for Veteran’s Fund – deferred

Article Twenty-Two – Acceptance of Brave Act (veterans property tax exemption) – deferred

Article Twenty-Three – Sr. Work Off Program Increase in limits – deferred

Articles Twenty-Four through Twenty-Nine – Planning Board voted on 7/8/20 to defer

Article Thirty – Open Space bylaw amendment (by petition; waiting for Moderator to confirm petitioner has been contacted) – would recommend deferred

Article Thirty-One – Proposed legislation for additional liquor licenses – deferred

Article Thirty-Two – Elm St & Rustcraft Road Easements – to be voted

Article Thirty-Three – Acceptance of Liana Lane – to be voted

Article Thirty-Four – Amendment to Storm water management fee schedule – deferred

Article Thirty-Five – Agreement w/Blue Hills for Solar Energy Credits – to be voted

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