2006 Town Meeting Results

Scheduling


Concord 's 2006 Annual Town Meeting began on Monday, April 24 and continued on Tuesday, April 25, Wednesday, April 26, Monday, May 1st and concluded on Tuesday, May 2nd. Here are the final results of all 5 sessions.

Attendance


Attendance was 392 registered voters on April 24th; 599 on April 25th; 888 on April 26th; 365 on May 1st; and 293 on 5/2. The un-duplicated count was 1,297 voters (i.e., the No. of different individuals who attended at least 1 session of this year's Annual Town Meeting).
Article
Date Subject Result
1 April 24 Choose Town Officers Passed
2 April 24 Hear Reports and Consent Calendar (See Below) Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote
3 April 24 Meeting Procedure (Rule of the Meeting governing requirements on motions and amendments made under articles concerned with expenditures) Passed
4 April 24 Secret Ballot Voting Procedure (minimum of 100 voters required). Proposed amendment to change "100 voters" to "10% of those present" failed to pass. Passed
5 April 24 Ratify Personnel Board Classification Actions Passed
6 April 24 Classification and Compensation Plan for Administrative/Clerical/Library and Laboring Employees (2.75% across-the-board increase to ranges) Passed
7 April 24 Classification and Compensation Plan for Managerial and Professional Employees (2.75% across-the-board increase to ranges) Passed
8 April 24 Town Budget ($27 056-091-with $213,051 of this amount contingent on Proposition 2½ override approval) Passed
9 April 24 Public School Budget ($25,460,285, with $240,468 of this amount contingent on Proposition 2½ override approval) Passed
10 April 24 Regional School Budgets: Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Budget ($12,336,746, with $204,019 of this amount contingent on Proposition 2½ override approval) Non-Binding Resolution to increase the CCHS budget by $2 for the benefit of Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education Program passed, with the understanding that the total appropriation will not be increased Proposed amendment to decrease CCHS appropriation by $200,000 failed to pass Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District Assessment ($502,317) Passed
11 April 25 Annual Schools Operating Overview (by Petition) Passed - 206 voting in favor, and 193 opposed
12 April 25 Free Cash Use ($500,000 to reduce the tax levy) Passed
13 April 25 Unpaid Bills No Motion
14 April 24 Property Tax Exemption Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
15 April 25 Property Tax Deferral Interest Rate (reduce rate on accrued property taxes from 8% to 4% for eligible seniors) Passed
16 April 25 Tax Relief Options No Motion
17 April 25 Tax Relief for Senior Citizens (by Petition) No Motion
18 April 25 Retirement Board, Local Option Acceptance, Ch. 157 of the Acts of 2005, Disability Retirement Benefits for Veterans Passed


 Article  Date  Subject  Subject / Result
19 April 24 Light Plant Payment in Lieu of Taxes ($340,000) Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
20 April 24 Light Plant Expenditures Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
21 April 24 Road Repair Revolving Fund Expenditures (not to exceed $100,000) Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
22 April 24 Solid Waste Disposal Fund Expenditures Passed under Article 2 Consent Calendar
23 April 24 Sewer System Expenditures Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
24 April 24 Sewer Improvement Fund Expenditures Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
25 April 24 Water System Expenditures Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
26 April 25 2006 Road Program ($700,000) Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote
27 April 25 Community Pool Enterprise Fund-FY2007 Budget Enactment (appropriate $2,218,210 from estimated revenues of the Pool Enterprise Fund) Passed
28 April 25 Community Preservation Committee Expenditure Recommendations ($1,665,000 appropriation). Proposed amendment to eliminate allocation to Item C (Concord Housing Trust) was defeated, with 224 voting in favor of amendment and 261 opposed. Proposed amendments to reduce or eliminate allocation to Item J (Bruce Freeman Rail Trail) were also defeated. Passed as recommended by CPA Committee
29 April 26 Warner's Pond Dam Rehabilitation ( 250-000-from borrowing) Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote
30 April 26 Town House Sprinkler System ( 116-000-from borrowing) Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote
31 April 26 Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Lot Sales to Former Concord Residents Passed
32 April 26 Burke Land Financing Plan-Sale of School Land on Strawberry Hill Road; Amendment No. 1 Passed, requiring the development of the Strawberry Hill Road site to have a maximum of 20 units, with a minimum of 25% affordable (253 voting in favor; 168 opposed); Amendment No. 2 limiting the development of the site to 8 single-family units and preserving the ridge and wetlands failed to pass; Amendment No. 3 recommending a study committee, which would delay any sale until after the 2008 or 2009 Annual Town Meetings failed to pass Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote as Amended (252 voting in favor; 97 opposed)
33 May 1 Easement at 11A Old Bedford Road for Concord Housing Trust Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote
34 May 1 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Define Affordable Housing Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote
35 May 1 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Require Affordable Housing in Combined Business/Residence Use Amendment to require 20% of units to be affordable passed (143 voting in favor and 125 opposed) Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote, as amended
36 May 1 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Require Affordable Housing in Combined Industrial/Business/Residence Use Amendment to require 20% of units to be affordable passed (158 voting in favor and 109 opposed) Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote, as amended
37 May 1 Alcott School Conversion to Senior Citizens' Housing (by Petition) Failed to Pass
38 May 1 Zoning Bylaw Amendment-Land Between Old Stow Road and Pond Lane (by Petition) Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote
39 May 1 Mill Dam Culvert Rehabilitation Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote
40 May 1 Additional Debt Authorization for Air Conditioning at Thoreau School ($350,000 appropriation from borrowing-debt exclusion previously passed) Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote
41 May 1 Concord Public Schools Renovations ( 800-000-from borrowing) Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote
42 April 26 Design Funds for New Willard School ($840-000-from borrowing; debt exclusion approved at March 28 ballot) Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote
43 May 1 Willard School Renovations No Motion
44 May 1 FY2006 Supplemental Appropriation Concord Public Schools No Motion
45 May 1 Concord-Carlisle High School Building Improvements ($1,200,000 appropriation and approval of debt authorized by the Regional School Committee, subject to debt exclusion vote at June 2006 override election) Passed
46 May 1 FY2006 Supplemental Assessment Concord-Carlisle Regional School District No Motion
47 May 1 FY2006 Supplemental Appropriation form Land Fund No Motion
48 May 1 Moratorium on Installation of Surveillance Cameras by Public School, Regional School, and Town Departments (by Petition) Failed to Pass
49 May 1 Removal of Surveillance Cameras and Equipment at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (by Petition) Failed to Pass
50 May 2 Televising All Concord School Committee Meetings (by Petition) No Motion
51 May 2 Walden Street Police/Fire Station Renovations Design ( 200-000-from borrowing) Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote
52 April 24 Fire Engine No. 8 Replacement ( 420-000-from borrowing) Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
53 April 24 Hunt Gymnasium Roof Replacement ($75,000 from borrowing) Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
54 May 2 Cousins Field Improvements Design ($75,000 from borrowing) Failed to Pass (106 voting in favor; 67 opposed-2/3 vote needed to pass)
55 May 2 Railroad Grade Crossing Improvements No Motion
56 May 2 Railroad Crossing Improvements (by Petition); Substitute Motion to form a 5-year task force Both Main Motion and Substitute Motion failed to Pass
57 May 2 Division of the Anne B. Chamberlin Park Trust Fund No Motion
58 April 24 Debt Rescission Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
59 May 2 Neighborhood Conservation District Bylaw for Concord (by Petition); Amendment No. 1 requiring 2/3 of property owners in the proposed district to agree in writing to the NCD passed; Amendment No. 2 requiring a minimum of 7 houses in a NCD failed to pass Main Motion as amended failed to pass (59 voting in favor; 205 opposed)
60 May 2 Neighborhood Conservation District Bylaw-Guidelines for the Revolutionary Ridge (by Petition) No Motion
61 May 2 Designation of Virginia Road, Concord, MA as a Scenic Byway (by Petition) No Motion
62 April 24 Rescission of Bicycle and Town Audit Bylaws Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
63 April 24 Amendments to Trash Pickup Bylaw and Regulation of Vehicles Bylaw Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar
64 April 24 Amendments to Make Town Bylaws Conform to Non-Criminal Disposition of Violations Bylaw Passed Under Article 2 Consent Calendar