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May 6, 2014

Government at a Glance

Rowley Special Town Meeting

May 5, 2014


ARTICLE 1. Act on reports of Committees and Boards.

ARTICLE 2. See what instructions the Town will give Town Officers.

ARTICLE 3. Suspend the application of Section 19 and Section 20 of the Town Meeting Bylaw pertaining to the reconsideration of all money articles.

ARTICLE 4. Transfer and appropriate the sum of $4,000 to pay for the expenses incurred to hold the May 5, 2014 Annual and Special Town Meetings, for a total appropriation of $22,117.

ARTICLE 5. Transfer and appropriate $29,866 to pay for costs associated with collective bargaining agreements.

ARTICLE 6. Transfer and appropriate $2,500 to be used by the Treasurer/Collector for the purpose of microfilming and archiving the “permanent records” of the Treasurer/Collector.

ARTICLE 7. Transfer and appropriate $1,500 from Line 146 (Essex Regional Retirement) to Line 6 (CPA Administrator Stipend).

ARTICLE 8. Transfer and appropriate $3,659.75 from Line 8 (Water Department Maintenance) of Article 6 of the Annual Town Meeting of May 6, 2013 to be added to Line 26 (Cost of Debt Issuance) of Article 6 of the Annual Town Meeting of May 6, 2013 for a total appropriation of $88,659.75

ARTICLE 9. Appropriate $171,200, or any other amount, for capital purchases of new computers and installation in town offices ($42,000); facilities’ upgrades ($71,000) and new auto for Council on Aging and tractor for Cemetery Department ($58,000).

ARTICLE 10. Rescind Article 10 of the November 4, 2013 Special Town Meeting and authorize the Council on Aging Board and Chief Procurement Officer to dispose of the 2005 Chevrolet Van and deposit the proceeds into the General Fund.

ARTICLE 11. Transfer and appropriate $60,000 to be used for window replacement/purchase at Town Hall.

ARTICLE 12. Transfer and appropriate from the Community Preservation Fund Historic Resources Reserve the sum of $12,000 to cover unforeseen costs associated with the Town Hall exterior project.

ARTICLE 14. Authorize the Board of Selectmen to purchase a parcel of land known as the Girl Scouts Camp, consisting of approximately 206.94 acres, with $1.7 million in CPC funds and to borrow the sum of $800,000.

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