Annual Town Meeting 2014 Results (FInal)

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Hopkinton's Annual Town Meeting for 2014 started on May 5, and completed fifteen Articles. Town Meeting resumed Tuesday, May 5 and finished through Article 33. Town Meeting finished up its' work on Wednesday, May 7, at 9:00 pm.
Here are the (unofficial) results...

Article Title Town Meeting Vote Notes
1 Acceptance of Town Reports Passed (Unanimous) To hear the Reports of Town Officers, Boards and Committees.
2 FY14 Supplement Appropriations Passed (Unanimous) To transfer $935,000 from Free Cash for HR, Snow Removal, and 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee.
3 FY14 Budget Transfers Passed (Unanimous) To transfer $48,314.14 from 300th Anniversary Expenses to a Celebrations Special Fund, and to transfer $33,930 from Waste Disposal to Highway Expenses.
4 Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Years Passed (Unanimous) None.
5 Property Tax Exemption Increase Passed (Unanimous) For Veterans and Seniors.
6 Amend the Salary of an Elected Official Passed (Clear Majority) Town Clerk Salary
7 FY15 Operating Budget Passed (Clear Majority) Appropriation Committee subtracted the transfer from Sale of Cemetery Lots Receipts ($750) from the Cemetery Commission and raise $750 for the care of cemetery plots.
8 Underride Passed (Majority) Reduced potential tax levy by $1,250,000
9 FY15 Revolving Funds Passed (Unanimous)  
10 Chapter 90 Highway Funds Passed (Unanimous) $662,271
11 Transfer to Capital Expense Stabilization Fund Amended - Passed (Unanimous) Article amended, reducing the amount from $50,000 to $20,000 (to pay for article 21). The amendment passed unanimously.
12 Transfer to General Stabilization Fund Passed (Unanimous) $50,000
13 Other Post Employment Benefits Liability Trust
Fund
Amended - Passed (Unanimous) Article amended, reducing the OPEB contribution from $350,000 to $197,600. The amendment passed.
14 Pay As You Go Capital Expenses Passed (Unanimous) $789,999
15 Library Construction Passed (Clear Two-thirds) Article amended, reducing the amount for the library from $11,753,517 to $7,253,517. The amendment failed.
16 Sidewalk Construction & Rehabilitation Program Passed (Clear Two-thirds) $1,519,000
17 Hayden Rowe Traffic Calming Failed (67-82)  
18 Main Street Fire Roof Passed (Unanimous) $400,000 for for the design, reconstruction and repair of the roof at the Main Fire Station.
19 International Horton Ambulance Passed (Clear Two-thirds) $270,000 for a new ambulance.
20 Vactor Truck Passed (Clear Two-thirds) $395,000 for a new Vactor truck. Amended; Funds from Water Enterprise Fund not to exceed 5%, funds from Sewer Enterprise Fund not to exceed 20%. The amendment failed (74-90).
21 Evaluation Studies of School Roof Repairs Passed (Majority) $30,000 for conducting engineering evaluation studies, for repair of roofs at Hopkins School and Hopkinton High School.
22 School Safety and Security Passed (Unanimous) $152,400 for the replacement of safety and security systems and equipment.
23 Board of Assessors Consultant Passed (Unanimous) $21,300 for a consultant
24 Community Preservation Recommendations Passed (Unanimous) To allocate funds from various "buckets" to increase classroom space in the barn at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts ($80,000 and $34,000); for the preservation of Town records ($15,000); for plumbing, electrical and aesthetic repairs to the Claflin Fountain on the Town Common ($45,000); for Passive Recreation to fund the placement of Conservation Restrictions on the open space properties known as Cameron Woods and Whisper Way ($15,000); to install signage to identify trailheads at the Town-owned parcels on Fruit Street, Phipps Woods, Braden Woods, Cameron Woods and Whisper Way ($7,500); to restore and reset granite curbing on Town Common memorials ($6,500); to digitize and catalogue historic Hopkinton documents ($5,000).
25 Farmer's Market Wine Sampling on Town Common Passed (Majority) Allowing wine sampling on Town Common at Farmer's Markets.
26 Downtown Business/Residence A District Boundary Modifications Passed (Unanimous) To amend the Zoning Map by changing the boundary between the Downtown Business (BD) District and the Residence A (RA) District to run concurrently with existing property lines on certain parcels.
27 Downtown Business District Lot Area Failed (87-78) To amend Article VIA, Downtown Business (BD) District, of the Zoning Bylaws by deleting item A of § 210-20.1, Size and setback requirements, therefrom in its entirety and inserting in place thereof a new item A as follows:

A. Minimum lot area: 7,000 square feet.
28 Industrial A and Industrial B Districts -
frontage
Passed (Clear Two-thirds) To:

     1. Amend Article VIII, Industrial A (IA) District, § 210-28(A), Size and setback requirements, by deleting the words “on a public way” from subsection (1).

     2. Amend Article VIIIA, Industrial B (IB) District, § 210-37.2(A), Size and setback requirements, by deleting the words “on a public way” from subsection (1).
29 Floodplain District Passed (Unanimous) To amend Article X, Floodplain District, of the Zoning Bylaws by deleting

§§ 210-50 through 210-53 inclusive in their entirety, and inserting new text.
30 Repeal Subdivision Phasing Bylaw Passed (Unanimous) To repeal Article XVIB, Subdivision Phasing, from the Zoning Bylaws, in its entirety, and to amend § 210-163(B) of Article XXVI, Open Space Mixed Use Development Overlay District, by deleting item 1 therefrom and renumbering the remaining items appropriately.
31 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Passed (Clear Two-thirds) To amend the Zoning Bylaws. Amended to increase the buffer zone (schools, churches...) from 500 feet to 1000 feet. The amendment failed.
32 Open Space Mixed Use Development (OSMUD) Overlay District – Hockey Rink Passed (Clear Two-thirds) To amend Article XXVI, Open Space Mixed Use Development Overlay District, of the Zoning Bylaws.
33 Open Space Mixed Use Development (OSMUD) Overlay
District – More dwelling units; senior housing development definition
Failed (61-107) To amend Article XXVI, Open Space Mixed Use Development Overlay District, of the Zoning Bylaws
34 Neighborhood Overlay Mixed Use District Passed (137-19) To amend the Zoning Bylaws and the Zoning Map.
35 Sidewalk Easement – East Main Street Passed (Unanimous) To authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire an interest in a property.
36 Gift of Land – Hunters Ridge Open Space Passed (Unanimous) To authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire certain parcels of land.
37 Gift of Land – 294 Hayden Rowe Street Passed (Unanimous) To authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire a certain parcel of land.
38 Acceptance of Easement – Upper Charles Trail Passed (Unanimous) To authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire an interest in a property.
39 Acquisition of Property at 25 Ash Street  Passed (81-41) To authorize the Board of Selectmen to
negotiate to acquire a certain parcel of land.
40 Street Acceptances Passed (Unanimous) To accept such streets as and for public ways and to authorize the Selectmen to acquire any land or interest in land necessary:

   Snowy Owl Road from Spring Street to Falcon Ridge Drive

   Falcon Ridge Drive from Snowy Owl Road to Snowy Owl Road

   Appaloosa Circle from the existing end of public way to dead end

   Equestrian Drive from Saddle Hill Road to Appaloosa Circle

   Hazel Road from Eastview Road to Susan Drive

   Susan Drive from Hazel Road to dead end
41 Scenic Road Designation – Chamberlain Street Passed (Clear Majority) To designate Chamberlain Street, from Angelo Drive westerly to the dead end, as a scenic road.
42 Commissioner of School Trust Funds Passed (Clear Majority) To choose members to fill the vacancies now existing in the Board of Trustees of the School Fund in the Town of Hopkinton.