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17 articles make up the Town Meeting special mandate | New


TEWKSBURY – The mandate for the next special town hall meeting on October 5, 2021 is now online for residents to review on the town’s website at www.tewksbury-ma.gov. Here is an overview of the articles.

Section 1 seeks to collect and allocate funds in the amount of $ 820,579 to departmental budgets for fiscal year 22. Additional funds are available because state and local revenues will be higher than expected.

Section 2 is intended to raise and allocate funds in the amount of $ 3,795.71 to pay outstanding invoices from the previous fiscal year. Items include Billerica Police Department details, Priority Shipment, WB Mason and Comcast.

Section 3 aims to transfer $ 180,168 from the general fund or the stabilization fund to allow the director general to pay for the following items: library carpet, police station renovations, boiler at the central barracks, center of assessment of the deputy fire chief, and a fire rescue vehicle.

The free money will be used if it is certified by the state revenue department before the city meeting, and if not, the stabilization fund will be used.

Section 4 is intended to transfer $ 150,000 of retained earnings from the water business fund to be spent by the city manager on capital improvements, including engineering services for inspection, repairs , painting and other improvements to the Astle Street water tank. The business fund is self-funded, which means that fees charged for services (like water) are used to pay for related expenses, rather than taxes.

Article 5 aims to transfer free certified cash from the general fund to the stabilization fund to pay for future emergencies or one-off purchases or projects.

Section 6 seeks to appropriate $ 110,000 from the undesignated community preservation fund reserve to be spent on drainage improvements to the state field at the Saunders Recreation Area on Livingston Street .

Section 7 seeks to transfer five parcels to the Tewksbury Conservation Commission to promote and protect watershed resources, open spaces and wildlife habitat in perpetuity. The plots, which represent 32.73 acres of protected land, are located on Catamount Road, Joanne Drive, behind 129 Fox Run and behind Patten Road. The article also seeks to empower the Board of Selectmen to request the state legislature to take related action to designate the land as protected.

Section 8 seeks to authorize the city to grant an easement to National Grid to provide electrical service to the new Pleasant Street Elementary School.

Section 9 is to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell a 0.46 acre lot on Birchwood Road and a 0.62 acre lot on New York Road.

Articles 10 and 11 aim to amend the city’s zoning by-law to update the groundwater protection district to include institutional controls as part of the city’s compliance with the consent decree regarding the area. Sutton Brook disposal, as recommended by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Department of the Environment. Protection.

As part of the closure of the superfund site, the municipality is required to protect public health. Some restrictions include the plume zone and buffer zone districts with provisions for special permits and controls. Article 10 will modify the text of the rules of procedure, and article 11 will establish an updated corresponding map.

Sections 12, 13 and 14, sponsored by the Board of Selectmen, aim to change the language relating to the board, including changing the term “Board of Selectmen” to “Select Board”, any reference from Board of Selectmen to “board “, And” president “to” president “. Article 12 aims to modify the city charter, article 13 aims to modify the general by-laws of the city and article 14 aims to modify the zoning by-laws of the city.

Section 15 seeks to accept Robbie Terris Way as a city street.

Article 16 is a citizen article sponsored by Christine Chesbrough who seeks to create a “Do Not Knock” registry. Currently, lawyers for items or services for sale must obtain a license from the city and can apply for residences unless there is a posted notice that says “No lawyer, no trespassingâ€. The article would allow residents to complete a form to opt out of solicitation at their homes, and registered attorneys who use residences that have retired will be fined $ 300 and will not be allowed to solicit claims. houses in Tewksbury for a period of one year. The register will be managed by the police department and the city clerk. This policy would not apply to 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations, youth organizations, Boy Scouts / Girl Scouts, schools, political purposes, religious organizations or any group / organization prohibited by the law.

Section 17 is a citizen article sponsored by Paige Impink, Chris Mullins and others that seeks to increase the tenure of an elected member of the planning board from five years to three years, as provided for in section 81a of the chapter. 41 of the Massachusetts General Laws. The change will align the tenure of one planning board seat with that of other elected councils in Tewksbury with three-year terms: board of directors, board of health, school committee, school committee Shawsheen Regional Technical High School, the library board, and town moderator.

The current members of the Planning Council can fulfill their mandate in full.

The mandate can be viewed in full on the city’s website at www.tewksbury-ma.gov/board-of-selectmen/pages/town-warrants.

A special city reunion will be held on October 6, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Memorial High School. Meeting attendees should wear face coverings and follow social distancing protocols. Voters are requested to bring their copy of the mandate by mail to the assembly.

Please visit tewksbury-ma.gov for complete public health information and requirements. Residents can watch the meeting online at YouTube.com/TewksburyTV, and on Comcast channel 99 and Verizon channel 33.


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