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October 30, 2013

Government at a glance


Newburyport Daily News

---- — Merrimac Special Town Meeting

Oct. 21, 2013

APPROVED

Article 1: Increase salary adjustments in the amount of $9,487 to correct omissions and errors from the Annual Town Meeting.

Article 2: Amend the following line items appropriated in Article 1 of the April 30 Annual Town Meeting: Line #12 Group Health and Life Insurance ($10,000); Line #58 EMT wages $10,000.

Article 3: Increase the amount raised and appropriated in Article 1 of the April 30 Annual Town Meeting in the amount of $7,475 and amend the following lines: Line #83 Veteran’s Agent Salary ($2,665); Line # 84 Veterans’ expense $10,140.

Article 4: Increase the amount raised and appropriated in Article 1 of the April 30 Annual Town Meeting in the amount of $94,176 and amend line #87, Pentucket Base Assessment.

Article 5: Transfer the remaining balance in Article 2(b) of the April 30 Annual Town Meeting, 1 Ton Dump with Plow for the Highway Department, the amount of $1,188 to Article 7 of the April 27, 2009, Special Town Meeting, Equipment Repairs for the Highway Department.

Article 6: Amend Article 4 of the Oct. 15, 2012, Special Town Meeting, Wallace Way Treatment Plant Project, to change the appropriating source from Water Retained Earnings to Water Privilege.

Article #7: Amend the Town of Merrimac General By-Laws, Article V: Sidewalks and Highway, subsection 10.

Article 8: Amend the Town of Merrimac General By-Laws, Article VI: Vehicular Regulation, in its entirety, to put all signage in Merrimac in compliance with Massachusetts State law.

Article 10: Accept Lakewoods Drive as a public way.

Article 11: Authorize the BOS and the BOA to negotiate and enter into payment in lieu of tax agreement (Pilot) with the lessee/operator of the solar photovoltaic energy generation facility to be developed at the Waterhouse Realty Trust Property, located at 81 East Main St.

Article 12: Rescind the vote by the BOS for the petition issued to Merrimack Valley Planning Commission for the discontinuance of a portion of River Road. Needed two-thirds vote to pass.

TABLED

Article 9: Amend the General By-laws to change the number of members of the Finance Committee, to consist of up to seven (7) citizens of the town.