Issues

The 2022 Annual Town Meeting will begin May 24, 2022.

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List of warrant articles for the 2022 Annual Town Meeting

  • 1. Appointment of Measurers of Wood and Bark. (Select Board)

  • 2. Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreements. (Human Resources)

  • 3. Annual authorization of Compensating Balance Agreements. (Treasurer/Collector)

  • 4. Report on the close-out of special appropriations / Bond Authorization Rescission. (Select Board)

  • 5. Approval of unpaid bills of a prior fiscal year. (Select Board)

  • 6. Acceptance of legislation to increase certain property tax exemptions. (Assessors)

  • 7. Authorize the acceptance and granting of easements in the areas of 19-21 Brington Road and 22 Tappan Street. (Department TBD) 8. Annual (FY23) Budget Appropriations Article. (Advisory Committee)

  • 9. Amend Article 4.8 of the Town’s General By-Laws to adjust calculation of Living Wage (Human Resources)

  • 10. Transfer of funds to support developing of Comprehensive Plan

  • 11. Approval of an increase in the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) base for retirees from $12,000 to $13,000 pursuant to Section 103(j) of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 32. (Retirement Board)

  • 12. Amend Article 3.14 of the Town’s General By-Laws to revise the discrimination complaint process. (CDICR)

  • 13. Amend Article 5.5, 10.2 and 10.3 of the Town’s General By-Laws to revise corresponding references found in article 3.14 related to the discrimination complaint process. (CDICR)

  • 14. Amend Article 9.05 of the Town’s Zoning By-Laws pertaining to Conditions for Approval of Special Permits to expressly authorize the Zoning Board of Appeals to attach conditions related to construction impact mitigation. (Planning and Community Development Department) 3

  • 15. Amend the Zoning Map and portions of Articles 2 – 5 of the Town’s Zoning By-Laws pertaining to two proposed Overlay Districts in the Boylston Street Corridor – Brington Road to High Street/ Washington Street. (Planning and Community Development Department)

  • 16. Amend Article 4.07 – Table of Use Regulations of the Town’s Zoning By-Laws to provide a minimum depth to required ground floor non-residential space in multifamily buildings that are located in Local Business (L) and General Business (G) Zoning Districts. (Planning and Community Development Department)

  • 17. Amend Article 6 of the Town’s Zoning By-Laws to increase the requirements for electric vehicle-ready parking spaces. (Planning and Community Development Department)

  • 18. Amend Articles 2 and 6 of the Town’s Zoning By-Laws pertaining to Bicycle Parking and Design Regulations (Planning and Community Development Department)

  • 19. Resolution regarding a Vision Zero Study Committee (Transportation Board)

  • 20. Resolution regarding a Pedestrian-Friendly Lighting Policy (Trevvett)

  • 21. Resolution regarding the Community Choice Aggregation Program (Lescohier et. al)

  • 22. Amend the Town’s General By-Laws to restrict the sale or distribution of products containing Fluorinated Hyrdocarbons or PFAS (Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances). (Richmond et.al)

  • 23. Resolution to create an Athletic Field Surface Task Force (Toffel)

  • 24. Amend the Town’s General By-Laws pertaining to Artificial Turf Surfaces. (Richmond et.al)

  • 25. Amend the Town’s General By-Laws to ban single use plastics. (Richmond et.al)

  • 26. Amend Article 3.16 of the Town’s General By-Laws pertaining to the Park and Recreation Commission (Brown et. al)

  • 27. Amend Article 8.31 of the Town’s General By-Laws pertaining to leaf blowers (Warner et. al)

  • 28. Home Rule Petition to expand local voting rights to sixteen and seventeen year-olds (Sweitzer-Shalit et. al)

  • 29. Home Rule Petition to expand local voting rights to permanent legal residents (Sweitzer-Shalit et. al)

  • 30. Resolution regarding eliminating the parking requirement at the Kent/Station Street Senior Affordable Housing Development (Wachter et. al) 4

  • 31. Resolution regarding opposition to the state ballot question on defining and regulating App-Based Drivers (Black)

  • 32. Resolution regarding calling for an end to the US embargo of Cuba (Black)

  • 33. Amend Article 2.1 of the Town’s General By-Laws pertaining to Codifying the Town Meeting Handbook (Ananian et. al)

  • 34. Resolution regarding transparency during Town Meeting deliberations (Silbaugh et. al)

  • 35. Resolution regarding the TMM Email List (Vogt et. al)

  • 36. Reports of Town Officers and Committees. (Select Board)