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May 7, 2013

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---- — Rowley Annual Town Meeting

May 6, 2013

Passed

ARTICLE 1. To hear and act on reports of committees and boards.

ARTICLE 2. To see what instructions the town will give town officers.

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

ARTICLE 4. Fix the annual compensation of elective officers of the town.

ARTICLE 5. General Omnibus Budget.

ARTICLE 6. Appropriate $1,996,595 from the Water Department Enterprise Fund for FY2014.

ARTICLE 7. Transfer $117,570 from the Water Department Enterprise Fund to the General Fund.

ARTICLE 8. Create a Water Department Stabilization fund.

ARTICLE 9. Transfer $344,050 from Water Department free cash to the Water Department Stabilization Fund.

ARTICLE 10. Appropriate income from sales of electricity to private consumers or for electricity supplied to municipal buildings

ARTICLE 11. $3,500 from the Municipal Waterways Maintenance and Improvement Fund for use by the harbormaster.

ARTICLE 12. $500 to the cemetery commission for care of the graves.

ARTICLE 13. $30,000 for the state-mandated triennial recertification of all properties within the town.

ARTICLE 14: Authorize revolving funds and their uses for FY2014.

ARTICLE 15. Authorize not more than $20,000 for 375th Anniversary Committee.

ARTICLE 16. Transfer $53,439 from the Mass. Water Pollution Abatement Trust Septic Betterment Loan Program to pay the debt service on the loan.

ARTICLE 17. Community Preservation Committee recommendations: $15,012 to support affordable housing; $15,012 for the acquisition and preservation of open space; $15,012 for the acquisition and preservation of historical buildings and landscapes; $7,506 for administration; and $198,682 for debt service for the Bradstreet Farm land acquisition.

ARTICLE 18. $150,000 to be deposited into the Other Post Employment Benefits Trust.

ARTICLE 19. $200,000 to the Stabilization Fund.

ARTICLE 20. Amend the Zoning District Map Amendment on Assessors Map 14”, dated Jan. 17, 2012, revised Jan. 23, 2012, on filed with the Planning Board, consisted of a portion of Lot 34.

ARTICLE 21. Revise section 8.6.5.1 of the Rowley Protective Zoning Bylaw.

ARTICLE 22. Amend the Rowley Protective Zoning Bylaw.

ARTICLE 23: Revise section 5.4 of the Rowley Protective Zoning Bylaw

ARTICLE 24. Revise section 6.2 (multi-family dwellings) and section 6.7 (New England Village Development) of the Rowley Protective Zoning Bylaw

ARTICLE 25. Meet in St. Mary’s Church hall on Route 1A on Tuesday, May 14, from noon to 8 p.m. to vote in the town election.

Rowley Special Town Meeting

May 6, 2013

Passed

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. $4,000 to pay for the expenses for this Special Town Meeting, $18,117.

ARTICLE 5. $3,778 ffor the purchase of a new computer and software for the cemetery department.

ARTICLE 6. $5,500 for tmicrofilming and archiving the “permanent records” of the treasurer/collector.

ARTICLE 7. $10,000 from free cash to be used by the 375th Anniversary Committee.

ARTICLE 8. $43,500 for the purchase of a fire department command vehicle and $7,000 for portable radios.

ARTICLE 9. $12,000 to be used by the highway surveyor for the purchase of capital equipment.

ARTICLE 10. $3,300 from free cash to be used by the police chief to replace the existing flooring at the station.

ARTICLE 11. $6,000 from free cash to be used by the police chief to repair the cell block in the police station.

ARTICLE 12. $15,875 to pay a penalty issued by the DEP for violations of state and federal drinking water laws and regulations.

ARTICLE 13. $5,000 to repair the ceiling in the Town Hall auditorium and repair the elevator and remove a window.

ARTICLE 14. $6,256.74 for the removal of the fire escape at the Town Hall annex.

ARTICLE 15. From the Community Preservation Fund Community Historic Resources Reserve Account $1,000 for the preservation and restoration of a giant copper beech tree at the entrance of the Rowley Cemetery.

ARTICLE 16. From the Community Preservation Fund Community Historic Resources Reserve Account $135,000 to be used by the Board of Selectmen for the preservation and restoration of the exterior of the Town Hall annex.

ARTICLE 17. Transfer the 5.3-acre Bishop propertyto the care, control and custody of the Rowley Conservation Commission.

ARTICLE 18. $20,000 from the cemetery sale of lots and graves account to expand the cemetery.

ARTICLE 19. $6,000 for: purchasing and repairing the fence at Well #3; purchasing new keys for the storage tank and Well stations 2, 3 and 5; and updating the existing alarm system at 401 Central Street and at Well stations 2, 3 and 5.

ARTICLE 20. $2,352.96 to be added to line 148 (business manager salary) of Article 6 of the Annual Town Meeting of April 30, 2012 for a total of $52,024.96.

ARTICLE 21. $1,200 for purchasing two new filing cabinets for the water department business office.

ARTICLE 22. $5,000 for purchasing emergency safety equipment.

ARTICLE 23. $1,500 from line Line 163 (water treatment plant interim loan interest) of Article 6 of the Annual Town Meeting of April 30, 2012 to be added to Line 154 (new water building principal) of Article 6 of the Annual Town Meeting of April 30, 2012 for a total appropriation of $11,500.

ARTICLE 24.$66 from line Line 163 (water treatment plant interim loan interest) of Article 6 of the Annual Town Meeting of April 30, 2012 to be added to Line 155 (new water building interest) of Article 6 of the Annual Town Meeting of April 30, 2012 for a total appropriation of $1,535.

ARTICLE 25. $10,000 to be used by the water superintendent for the purpose of developing standard operating procedures.

ARTICLE 28. No license fee shall be charged for a dog owned by a person aged 70 years of over.

ARTICLE 29. Amend section 5 of the Dog Bylaw.

ARTICLE 30. Amend section 7 of the Dog Bylaw.

ARTICLE 31. Amend section 9 of the Dog Bylaw.

ARTICLE 32. Amend section 10 of the Dog Bylaw.

Passed as amended

ARTICLE 26. $20,000 from line Line 149 (water department wages) of Article 6 of the Annual Town Meeting of April 30, 2012 to be added to Line 150 (maintenance and expenses) of Article 6 of the Annual Town Meeting of April 30, 2012 for a total appropriation of $475,000.

Did not pass

ARTICLE 27. $25,000 for paying water department unemployment claims.