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2017 Annual Town Meeting Results

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Articles Completed on Sunday, April 2

  1. Recognize Citizens and Employees for Particular Service to the Town.  Passed

  2. Pay Previous Fiscal Year Unpaid Bills.  Passed 86-2   (Motion by Cherry Karlson, under abbreviated procedure)

  3. Current Year Transfers.  Passed 108-6  (Motion by Cherry Karlson, under abbreviated procedure)

  4. OPEB Funding.  Passed 102-10 (Motion by Cherry Karlson, under abbreviated procedure)

  5. Revolving Fund Bylaw.  (Motion by Louis Jurist)

  • Motion 1 Passed 143-4.
  • Motion 2 Passed 136-9.
  1. FY 2018 Omnibus Budget
  • Motion 1:  Passed 181-44 (Motion by Dave Watkins)
    • Included amendment by Ellen Grieco to transfer funds from the salary reserve line to the school department budget to cover the teacher contract settlement (Passed 176-58)
    • An amendment proposed by Anette Lewis to decrease the reserve for salary settlement to 0 failed, 66-189
  • Motion 2-6 Passed 237-11 (Motion by Dave Watkins)
  • Motion 7:  Passed 223-34 (Motion by Carol Martin)
  1. Personnel Bylaws and Wage & Classification Plan.  Passed 247-17 (Motion by Miranda Jones)

  2. Compensation for Town Clerk.  Passed 233-21 (Motion by Lea Anderson)

  • Motion by Linda Segal to amend article to add “subject to revision at next Town Meeting” failed 80-183
  • Motion by Alan Reiss to change Town Clerk’s salary to $77,020 failed 62-210
  1. Non-Medical/Recreational Marijuana Moratorium – Zoning Bylaw Amendment.  Failed, 185-109 (did not achieve 2/3 majority required).  Motion by Sarah Greenaway

  2. Authorize Local Voting Rights for Permanent Resident Aliens Residing in Wayland.  Passed 199-90.  Motion by Mary Antes

  3. Library Construction Grant Application: Acceptance of Preliminary Design and Procedural Authorizations.  Passed 202-91.  Motion by Aida Gennis

  4. Authorize Acquisition of an Access and Utility Easement at 89 Stonebridge Road.  Passed 170-12.  Motion by Woody Baston

  5. Street Acceptance.  Motions by Ira Montague

  • Dylan’s Circle:  Passed 160-20
  • Summer Lane: Passed 154-29
  1. Limited Site Plan Review – Exempt Uses.
  • Mike Lowery proposed an amendment to delete the phrase “and excessive light pollution” from (d), failed 88-98
  • Main motion by Dan Hill passed 180-16.
  1. Preservation of Historically Significant Buildings Through Demolition Delay.  Failed, 98-99.  Motion by Elisa Scola


Articles Completed on Monday, April 3

  1. Community Preservation Fund General Budget – Set Asides and Transfers.  Motion by Gretchen Schuler.
  • Motion 1 passed 120-9
  • Motion 2 passed 129-14
  1. Appropriate Funds to Restore Mellen Law Office and Cochituate Town Clock.  Motion by Elisa Scola.
  • Motion 1 passed 158-23.
  • Motion 2 passed 167-27
  1. Appropriate Funds to Hire a Housing Consultant.  Passed 172-46.  Motion by Susan Weinstein

  2. Appropriate Funds to Construct Athletic Field at Oxbow Meadows.

  • Motion by Amanda McLean to pass over the article until there is an environmental assessment. Motion to terminate debate by Gordon Cliff passed 259-24. Amendment failed 70-235.
  • Motion to terminate debate on main motion by Lou Russell passed 262-52.
  • Passed 252-64. Article argued by Frank Krasin (main motion by Gretchen Schuler?)
  1. Appropriate Funds to Construct ADA Trails and Signs at Dudley Woods.  Passed 174-43.  Motion by Gretchen Schuler.

  2. Appropriate Funds to Restore/Replace Windows of First Wayland High School, Now Known as Bradford Hall.  Passed 155-59.  Motion by Elisa Scola

  3. Transfer Station Access Road Improvements.  Motion by Michael Lowery.

  • Adam Hirsh made a motion to break up the project to fund only the access road (approximately $500,000).  Carol Martin moves the question (passed 205-5).  Motion on amendment fails 33-177.
  • Main motion passed 180-26.
  1. Plastic Bag Reduction Bylaw.
  • Motion by petitioner Paul Dale.
  • Amendment proposed by Chris Brown to change ownership of enforcement to Selectmen, passed 195-8
  • Joe Nolan moved the question, motion to terminate debate passed 207-0
  • Article (as amended) passed 188-22
  1. Polystyrene Food Container Bylaw.  Passed 167-22.  Motion by Paul Dale

  2. Accept Gifts of Land

  3. Hear Reports

  4. Choose Town Officers .

  5. Sell or Trade Vehicles and Equipment

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