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Minutes - Special Town Meeting - Dec 10,2013
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TOWN OF TISBURY
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT
TUESDAY, December 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM
The Special Town Meeting of the Town of Tisbury was called to order by Moderator, Deborah Medders at 7:13PM, on December 10, 2013, at the Tisbury School Gymnasium/Auditorium with a quorum of 198+ voters.  Ms Medders announced the call of the warrant and the return of service were in order.  


SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
DECEMBER 10, 2013
ARTICLE 9
TO FUND INSTALLATION OF TWO SHORE SIDE PUMP-OUT FACILITIES
7:25PM
ARTICLE 3
TO TAKE BY EMINENT DOMAIN EVELYN WAY, OLGA ROAD, AND LYLE LANE
8:20PM
ARTICLE  2
TO EXPEND CHAPTER 90 FUNDS FOR HIGH POINT LANE, AND EVELYN WAY LEGS OF THE CONNECTOR ROAD SYSTEM
9:02PM
ARTICLE  1
TO FUND CONSTRUCTION OF THE CONNECTOR ROAD
9:07PM
ARTICLE 8
TO AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF PINE STREET PROPERTY
9:10PM
ARTICLE 10
TO FUND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FEES FOR SUPERINTENDENT’S NEW OFFICE
9:17PM
ARTICLE 7
TO TRANSFER CARE AND CUSTODY OF TOWN-OWNED LAND IN OAK BLUFFS
9:18PM
ARTICLE 4
TO ADD FUNDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW LEACHING FACILITY (WICK) AND ASSOCIATED PIPING AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM
9:38PM
ARTICLE 12
TO FUND PURCHASE OF SANDER CAB AND CHASSIS
9:42PM
ARTICLE 6
TO RESCIND THE VOTE TO PURCHASE PROPERTY FOR SOLID WASTE FACILITY
9:42PM
ARTICLE 5
TO TRANSFER RESERVE FOR APPROPRIATION TO REFUSE OPERATIONS FOR FY2014
9:44PM
ARTICLE 11
TO FUND REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT OF ROOF AT TISBURY SCHOOL
9:47PM
it was moved, seconded and voted by a 2/3rds vote as declared by the moderator to reconsider article 2.
9:49PM
A QUORUM COUNT WAS CALLED.  THE MODERATOR REMINDED THE MEETING WE HAD JUST DONE A COUNTED VOTE FOR ARTICLE 11 AND THAT AT LEAST 133 VOTERS HAD JUST VOTED AND WERE STILL PRESENT.
9:50PM
ARTICLE 2
ARTICLE FAILED
9:50PM
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE MEETING, IT WAS MOVED, SECONDED AND VOTED TO ADJOURN WITHOUT DAY.
9:50 PM
THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTERS CHECKED ON THE VOTER LIST WAS 254.
Counters for the Special Town Meeting were Kenneth A Barwick,  Richard H. Clark, Jr., ,
John Schilling, David J Schwab, Joyce Stiles-Tucker, and  Denys Wortman..

to fund construction of the connector road system

Acting on Article 1, the Town voted NOT to appropriate by borrowing the sum of One Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,300,000), to be expended by the Board of Public Works Commissioners, to fund and construct a Town road and all peripheral work including, but not limited to, utilities, drainage, lighting, signage, retainage structures and landscaping work, from the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road to Holmes Hole Road, as shown on a surveyed plan, a copy of which is on file with the Town Clerk, and to authorize the Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow such sum under Chapter 44, Section 7 or 8, or Section 21A of the General Laws or any other enabling legislation, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor, such appropriation being subject to the vote of the Town at the 2013 Annual Town Election to exempt the amounts required to pay for the bonds or notes issued therefor from the provisions of Proposition 2 ½ so-called; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to accept grants and/or federal and state aid to reduce the cost of the project.

        VOTED:  Yes – 147
                        No  -   77

        FAILED TO ACHIEVE A 2/3RDS VOTE


TO EXPEND CHAPTER 90 FUNDS FOR HIGH POINT LANE AND EVELYN WAY LEGS OF CONNECTOR ROAD SYSTEM

Acting on amended Article 2, the Town voted to expend State Aid money in the form of Chapter 90 funds from the Department of Transportation, to construct the High Point Lane leg of the Connector Road (Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road to Holmes Hole Road) and all peripheral work, including, but not limited to utilities, drainage, lighting, signage, retainage structures, landscaping and bike path work from the intersection of “Mud Puddle Road” and “Sailors Burial Ground Road” to State Road, as shown on a plan on file with the Town Clerk.

        VOTED:  Yes – 141
                        No  -  93

It was moved, seconded and voted by a 2/3rds vote (as declared by the Moderator) to reconsider amended Article 2.

The amended Article 2 FAILED.

to TAke by eminent Domain evelyn way, olga road and lyle lane

Acting on Article 3, the Town voted NOT to acquire, by eminent domain or otherwise, fee ownership and/or an easement in and over all or a portion of the land within the roadway known as Evelyn Way and all or a portion of the land within the portions of the roadways known as Lyle Lane and Olga Road which connect Evelyn Way with the land shown on Assessors’ Parcel #22-B-1, where the Public Works facility is located.

        VOTED:          Yes – 122
                        No  -  109

A 2/3RDS VOTE WAS REQUIRED



to add funds for the construction of a new leaching facility (WICK) and associated piping and equipment for the Wastewater Collection SystEM
Acting on Article 4, the Town voted by a 2/3rds vote to amend the vote taken under Article 7 of the warrant for the April 9, 2013 Annual Town Meeting by increasing the amount authorized to be borrowed for the construction and permitting of the WICK leaching facilities and related piping and equipment for the Town’s Wastewater Collection System and associated alterations at the Central Wastewater Collection Facility at High Point Lane from Nine Hundred Ninety Thousand Dollars ($990,000) to One Million Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($1,250,000), and to authorize the Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow such additional, sum under Chapter 44, Section 7 or 8, or Section 21A of the General Laws or any other enabling legislation, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor.

VOTED:  2/3RDS IN FAVOR AS DECLARED BY THE MODERATOR

TO TRANSFER RESERVE for APPROPRIATION TO refuse operations
FOR FY2014

Acting on Article 5, the Town voted unanimously to appropriate and transfer the sum of Forty-five Thousand Dollars ($45,000) to be expended by the Board of Public Works Commissioners for the operation of the local area drop-off and ancillary residential curbside recycling and refuse service and residential hazardous waste disposal for fiscal year 2014 from the reserve for appropriation for the sanitary landfill as provided for in Article 19 of the Special Town Meeting of November 2, 1993.

TO Rescind the vote to purchase property for solid waste facility

Acting on Article 6, the Town voted unanimously to rescind the vote taken under Article 3 of the September 30, 2008 Special Town Meeting, which authorized the Board of Selectmen to enter into a lease-purchase agreement for land identified as Edgartown Assessors’ parcels Map 25, 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3, adjoining the Martha's Vineyard Refuse Disposal and Resource Recovery District Transfer Station, and authorized the borrowing of One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,200,000) for such purchase.


TO transfer care and custody of town-owned land in oak bluffs

It was moved, seconded and voted unanimously to pass over Article 7.

TO authorize purchase of pine street property

It was moved, seconded and voted to pass over Article 8.

TO Fund installation of two shore side pump-out facilities

Acting on Article 9, the Town voted unanimously to appropriate and transfer from the Waterways Fund the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) for the Selectmen to design and install two shore side pump-out facilities; one at Owen Park (Assessors’ Maps Parcel #6-C-35) and one at the Lake Street Landing (Assessors’ Maps Parcel #37-B-1.2).

TO fund ArchItectural design fees for superintendent's new Office building

Acting on Article 10, the Town voted to raise and appropriate, in Fiscal Year 2015, the sum of Thirty-six Thousand Five Hundred Forty-four Dollars ($36,544), to be expended by the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Committee as the Town’s share of the architectural fees for the design of a new Office Building for the Superintendent's staff to be located on the campus of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School in Oak Bluffs.

TO Fund REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT OF ROOF AT TISBURY SCHOOL

Acting on Article 11, the Town voted unanimously to borrow the sum of Three Hundred Five Thousand Dollars ($305,000), for the repair and replacement of the roofing systems of the Tisbury School, including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto; and to authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow such sum under Chapter 44, Section 7 or 8, or Section 21A of the General Laws or any other enabling legislation, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor.

        VOTED:  UNANIMOUSLY IN FAVOR

TO Fund PURCHASE OF SANDER CAB AND CHASSIS

Acting on Article 12, the Town voted BY A 2/3rds vote as declared by the Moderator to appropriate and transfer from the Stabilization Fund the sum of Thirty-five Thousand Dollars ($35,000), to be expended by the Board of Public Works Commissioners, for the purchase of a used cab and chassis to replace the 1974 chassis used for road sanding operations.

        VOTED:  2/3RDS IN FAVOR AS DECLARED BY THE MODERATOR

Attest:



Marion A. Mudge, CMMC/MMC
Tisbury Town Clerk


 
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