I’m not going to get into the details now on all that happened during the first session of Annual Town Meeting. I will tell you that no Articles were voted down.
Two amendments passed, but only those by Town officials to “fix” their Articles:
- Article 7 was amended to change a mistake referring to an annual salary as an hourly wage.
- Article 13 was amended to include the updated figures as I detailed in yesterday’s post.
Don’t let that fool you into thinking everything was easily passed.
I was right about controversies over an employee stipend, Kallander Field capital item, and the Library CPA Article. (I was wrong about a hold on the Open Space Preservation Commision Budget. That passed without an issue.)
There were some failed amendments by residents, and multiple debates, including one really long one. But more on that on Monday.
What’s still up for vote tonight are Articles 24-35. Those include the seven citizen petitions. You can read more about those here.
The meeting resumes at 7:00 pm tonight.
Updated (3/23/19 7:07 pm): I forgot to note that Article 10 Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Transfers was “indefinitely postponed” at request of selectmen. It wasn’t needed this year.