Thursday, November 29, 2012

Southbridge Town Council Agenda - December 3, 2012


TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

TOWN HALL

December 3, 2012 – immediately following Public Hearing On FY 2013 Tax Classification and Tax Rate


AGENDA

1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Roll Call

3. Consider and accept Town Council Meeting Minutes of Monday, November 19, 2012

4. Subcommittee Reports:
     (a) General Government
     (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
     a) Master Plan Review – Cassandra Acly
     b) Overview by Board of Assessors (BOA) on tax classification and the tax rate – Wil
          Cournoyer

8. Citizens Forum

9. Vote to establish a tax classification factor of 1.0 for tax purposes (The BOA recommends a “Yes” vote for a single tax rate).

10. Vote to adopt varied classifications of property for tax purposes, including open space discount and residential exemption (The BOA recommends a “No” vote).

11. Vote to adopt a single tax rate for all classes of property (The BOA recommends a “Yes” vote).

12. Vote to amend the appropriations of the FY 2013 budget as follows:
1.945.5771.0.596 Veterans Benefits $35,000.00
1.940.5172.300.718 School Department Unemployment 30,000.00
1.190.5212.140.736 Heating Fuel-Former Wells Middle School 20,000.00
1.940.5740.0.721 General Insurance 15,000.00
Total Increases to Budget $100,000.00

13. Vote to appropriate $47,700 from Overlay Surplus to reduce the FY 2013 Tax Levy.

14. Vote to raise and appropriate $100,000 to the Stabilization Fund to cover anticipated additional costs in the Snow and Ice Budget for FY 2013.

15. Vote to appropriate $700,000 from Certified Free Cash to the Stabilization Fund.

16. Vote to approve proposed amendments to By-law Chapter 6, Section 6-100 “Licenses and Licensing Regulations for the Town of Southbridge” for secondhand junk, precious metals and old metals regulations.
                                                                                    Third and Final Reading

17. Councilors Forum

18. Discussion of next meeting date – Monday, December 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers.

19. Adjournment

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