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May 15, 2013

Newbury voters to decide on 33 articles

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ARTICLE 15. To adopt Massachusetts General Law Chapter 32, Section 4 (2)(b) regarding creditable services governed by retirement system and pensions.

ARTICLE 16. To authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court to enact legislation that will allow the Board of Assessors to grant tax abatements to certain Plum Island properties impacted by storms this past winter.

ARTICLE 17. To authorize selectmen to enter into a contract with the state for the construction and maintenance of public highways for the ensuing year.

ARTICLE 18. To assume liability for any damages incurred by work done for the improvement, development, maintenance and protection of tidal and non-tidal rivers and streams, harbors, tidewaters, foreshores and shores along a public beach.

ARTICLE 19. To adopt an amendment to the Acts of 2009 and to amend Section 5K of Chapter 59 of the General Laws, by replacing the figure “$750” with “$1,000.”

ARTICLE 20. To amend a section of the town’s bylaw governing Dogs and Other Animals as follows: “All dogs 6 months old or over must be licensed and tagged. Licensing will be done through the Town Clerk’s office. The license period shall run from January 1 to December 31 of each calendar year, both dates inclusive. The owner or keeper of an unlicensed dog after February 1st will be fined $10.00 in addition to the license fee.”

ARTICLE 21. To amend a section of the town’s bylaw governing Dogs and Other Animals as follows: “Licensing fees shall be $10 per spayed or neutered dog and $15 for intact dogs. Kennel fees are as follows: 4 dogs or less $40, 5 to 10 dogs $75, more than 10 dogs $125. The fee for a commercial kennel including an animal day-care facility is $125 The license period shall run from January 1 to December 31 of each calendar year, both dates inclusive. New kennel licenses may be issued pending an informational meeting, inspection and approval from the Animal Control Officer.”

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