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Southbridge Town Council Agenda - May 21, 2012

TOWN OF SOUTHBRIDGE
TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MACKINNON COUNCIL CHAMBERS MAY 21, 2012 — immediately following the Public Hearing

AGENDA

1.      Pledge of Allegiance

2.      Roll Call

3.      Consider and accept the Council Minutes of Monday, May 7, 2012 Meeting.

4.      Subcommittee Reports:
(a) General Government
     1) Joint GG & PPP Meeting Minutes 5/9/12
(b) D.P.W.
(c) Education and Human Services
(d) Planning and Development
(e) Protection of Persons and Property

     5. Chairwoman’s Announcements

     6. Town Manager’s Announcements

     7. Swearing In / Presentation

     8.Citizens Forum

     9. Vote to confirm the appointment of Richard T. Nash of Southbridge to the Board of  Registrars to fill the vacancy of James Dyer expiring June 30, 2012 and to appoint Mr.Nash for an additional 3-year term to expire June 30, 2015.

     10. Vote to adopt the FY 2013 Town of Southbridge General Fund Operating Budget per the attached voting document in the amount of $44,985,071.00 to be funded as follows:
Raise and Appropriate $4l,364,322.00

Transfers from Other Available Funds:
Sale of Street List Books 500.00
Cable Operating Account 109,567.00
Septic Loan Program 6,048.00
Debt Service Reserve ' 607,000.00
Perpetual Care Interest 3,000.00
Polling Hours 2,760.00
Armory Debt Service Reserve 59,584.00
Access Road Debt Service 252,290.00
 Library Incentive Grant 20,000.00
Landfill Reimbursement Fund 72,000.00
Subtotal Transfers from Other Available Funds $1,132,749.00


Other Transfers:
Landfill Reimbursement Fund 558,000.00
Landfill Royalty Fund 1,100,000.00
Free Cash 830,000.00
Subtotal Other Transfers $2,488,000.00
TOTAL GENERAL FUND BUDGET $44,985,071.00

11. Vote to transfer the sum of $220,000.00 from the Stabilization Fund to reduce the FY 2013 tax rate.
                                                                             (2/3 Roll Call Vote Required)
12. Vote that the amount of $2,820,738.00 is appropriated for the FY 2013 Sewer Enterprise Fund. Budget to be raised from sewer user charges and other departmental revenues.

13. Vote that the amount of $3,126,898.00 is appropriated for the FY 2013 Water Enterprise Fund. Budget to be raised from water user charges and other departmental revenues.

14. Vote to re-authorize the “Leased Properties Revolving Fund” under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44, Section 53E 1/2 to pay repairs, improvements, expenses and utilities for all Town owned leased property except 115 Marcy Street, from lease payments to be deposited in the account, with all expenditures to be approved by the Town Manager and total expenditures from the account not to exceed $100,000.00 per year.

15. Vote to re-authorize the “Day Care Center Leased Properties Revolving Fund” under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44, Section 53E 1/2  to pay repairs, improvements, expenses and utilities for the leased property at 115 Marcy Street from lease payments to be deposited in the account, with all expenditures to be approved by the Town Manager and total expenditures from the account not to exceed $100,000.00 per year.

16. Vote to re-authorize the “Southbridge Airport Leased Properties Revolving Fund” under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44, Section 53E 1/2 to pay repairs, improvements, expenses and utilities for the leased property at the Southbridge Municipal Airport from lease payments to be deposited in the account, with all expenditures to be approved by the Town Manager and total expenditures from the account not to exceed $100,000.00 per year.


17. Vote to re-authorize the “Municipal Hearing Officer Revolving Fund” under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44, Section 53E 1/2 to pay expenses associated with the administration and collection of fines in violation of M.G.L. Chapter 148A and Chapter 1 15 of the Acts of 2009 such fines to be deposited into the account, with all expenditures to be approved by the Town Manager and total expenditures from the account not to exceed $10,000.00 per year.

18. Vote to amend Schedule 1 to approve a 1.0% increase as proposed May 21, 2012 to be effective July 1, 2012.

19.Vote to amend Schedule 5 as proposed May 21, 2012 to be effective July 1, 2012.

20. Vote to appropriate $8,226.00 from Free Cash to the following accounts and to further approve a contract increase to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts grant relative to the Grand Trunk Trail Connector Project:
Project #8316 Grand Trunk Trail Connector Grant $6,636.86
            Fund #840 Stabilization Fund                                    1,589.14

21. Vote to transfer $85,000.00 from the Stabilization Fund to Snow & Ice General Fund Accounts to fund the final FY 2012 snow & ice expenditure.
                                                                             (2/3 Role Call Vote Required)
22. Vote to approve the RFP for the sale of 62 Pleasant Street as presented at subcommittee on
5/ 9/ 12.

23. Vote to approve the RFP for the sale of 70 Foster Street as presented at subcommittee on 5/9/12.

24.Vote to authorize the Town Manager and Town Attorney to sell by RF P nine (9) lots on Commercial Drive, individually or collectively, with a targeted minimum total sale value of $270,000 toward the 10.79 acres ANR and that the Town Manager and Town Attorney be authorized to complete all necessary closing terms to effectuate said closing.

25. Vote to approve the lay out for Commercial Drive per plans and description dated 5/ 7/ 12.

26.Vote to accept the Public Safety Consultants LLC Proposal for the assessment of up to five (5) candidates for Police Sergeant in an amount not to exceed $4,950.00 and to authorize the Town Manager to sign said contract.

27. Vote to approve the conclusion to Open Meeting Law Complaint submitted by Ann FenwickBeinema regarding EHS meeting of August 2, 2011 “failing to include sufficient detail in the notice and minutes” and to accept revised minutes as amended May 1, 2012.

28. Vote to amend the Southbridge Zoning map by expanding the Light Industry Zone at the intersection of Pleasant, Walcott and River Streets by re-zoning property currently zoned Two—Fan1ily Residential to Light Industry, as recommended by the Southbridge Planning Board. The property is located at 114 Pleasant Street, Assessors’ Map 31, Lot 39.
                                                                         Third and Final Reading

29. Vote to amend the Southbridge Zoning map by expanding the General Business Zone along Main Street near the intersection of Main and Marcy Streets by re-zoning two properties currently zoned Two-Family Residential to General Business, as recommended by the Southbridge Planning Board. The properties are 80 Marcy Street and the adjoining parking lot, Assessors’ Map 35, Lots 108 and 109.
                                                                       
                                                                            Third and Final Reading

30. Councilors Forum

31. Discussion of next meeting date -- Monday, June 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers, Town Hall.

32. Adjournment


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Editorial Addition: Below is the budget funding document as presented in May 2011:







2 comments:

  1. A 2/3 vote for the snow and ice budget but only a majority vote to raid the landfill accounts. Give me a break.

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  2. Good point. By the town manager's own reasoning, since this is already part of the budget it should only need a simple majority to pass. He's violating his own precedent but what does that matter in Southbridge?

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