NEWBURY — A quorum of 40 is needed to take up the town’s business at the Annual Town Meeting next week.
Voters gather on Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the Newbury Elementary School on Hanover Street to consider 29 requests on the annual warrant and another four articles on a Special Town Meeting warrant. The Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee reviewed the two warrants at a joint meeting earlier this month.
The annual warrant includes:
ARTICLE 1. To act on the reports of town boards and committees
ARTICLE 2. Salaries and compensation of the following elective offices:
Town Moderator $200
Board of Selectmen (per member) $3,000
Board of Assessors chair $3,500
Town clerk $52,209
Tree warden $ 3,000
Fish commissioner (per member) $1,300
ARTICLE 3. $16,774,311 for the Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget with $627,261 also taken from the Special Assessment Fund
ARTICLE 4. $250,000 for the Stabilization Fund
ARTICLE 5. $25,000 to fund Other Post Employment Benefits
ARTICLE 6. $16,000 for structural firefighter gear
ARTICLE 7. $50,000 to make repairs to the Newbury Elementary School
ARTICLE 8. $411,715 in Chapter 90 funds for use by the Department of Public Works for street and road repair work
ARTICLE 9. $35,000 to repair the Town Library
ARTICLE 10. $30,000 to insulate and sheetrock the DPW 2-bay garage
ARTICLE 11. $51,000 to purchase a one-ton dump truck with a plow for the DPW
ARTICLE 12. To reauthorize the revolving account entitled “Recreation Revolving Fund” for field maintenance in an amount not to exceed $60,000. The account is funded by fee rentals.
ARTICLE 13. To reauthorize the revolving account entitled “Municipal Waterways Improvement and Maintenance Fund” in an amount not to exceed $70,000 for the purposes of paying the part-time seasonal wages and expenses of the Harbormaster Department and improving and maintaining the waterways within the town. The account is funded by waterways excise taxes and other related fees and fines.
ARTICLE 14. To adopt comprehensive Street Opening Requirements and fines as Chapter 89 of the Code of the Town of Newbury.