May 9, 2012 Special Town Meeting (STM) - Warrant

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May 9, 2012 Special Town Meeting (STM) - Warrant

Postby mike_flynn on Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:47 am

The Warrant for the May 9, 2012 Special Town Meeting (STM) is posted on the town's website:

http://www.tewksbury-ma.gov/Pages/Tewks ... 5-9-12.pdf

Remember that this will not be coming in the mail, so spread the word.
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Re: May 9, 2012 Special Town Meeting (STM) - Warrant

Postby melli_fera on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:20 pm

ARTICLE 3
To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the certified General Fund Free Cash the sum of $487,000 to the following Fiscal Year 2012 Budgets or take any action relative thereto.
Board of Selectmen Legal Services 25,000
DPW Snow and ice 93,000
Veterans Veterans Aid 75,519
School Department Unclassified Health Insurance 249,422
Town Unclassified Health Insurance 44,059
Total $487,000
Town Manager
Executive Summary: This Article utilizes Free Cash certified as of July 1, 2011 to fund projected deficits in FY12 Budget. The Board of Selectmen - Legal Services: funds are needed since the case load for labor Counsel was greater than budgeted. Department of Public Works - Snow and Ice: funds are needed due to the amount of snow and ice events during the winter exceeded the amount budgeted. Veterans - Veteran Aid: funds are needed since more individuals are utilizing benefits than budgeted. School and Town Health Insurance accounts have a projected deficit since more employees enrolled than anticipated.

So wait, we had very minimal snowfall this year, and I can speak from experience that Shawsheen street was plowed ONCE during each of those two events. We went $93,000 OVER budget during a record low snowfall???
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Re: May 9, 2012 Special Town Meeting (STM) - Warrant

Postby melli_fera on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:23 pm

ARTICLE 6
To see if the Town will vote to amend its General By-Laws by adding the following to Title 5 Business Licenses and Regulations as authorized by M.G.L. c. 6, § 172B ½, Civil Fingerprinting Criminal History Check Authorization.
Chapter 5.09
CIVIL FINGERPRINTING CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK AUTHORIZATION


While I understand and sympathize with the reasoning behind this, this will get a big fat NO from me. CORI and SORI should be sufficient for this. I refuse to give my finger print to Bank of America when cashing a check, nobody needs my finger print if I didn't commit a crime.
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Re: May 9, 2012 Special Town Meeting (STM) - Warrant

Postby splice on Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:00 pm

Snow and ice budget busted? Preposterous! Must be some very good explanation/lie to clear the air on that one.
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