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Westwood Town Meeting 2012 Results

The status on the proposed warrant articles for 2012.

The majority of the articles brought to T, as well as how attendees voted on them, are as follows (for full details on each article, visit the Westwood town website):

  • Article 1: Supplemental Appropriations FY12 - $156,500
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 2: Supplemental Appropriations FY12 - $136,600
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 3: Unpaid Prior Year's Bills
    No bills unpaid, no vote needed
  • Article 4: Appropriations of $744,000 to the town's Stabilization Fund
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 5: Appropriations of $500,000 for Westwood High School litigation.
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 6: FY13 Town Salary and Expense Budgets 
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 7: Appropriation of $417,000 to Municipal Capital Improvements
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 8: Appropriation of $406,000 to School Capital Improvements
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 9: Appropriation of $415,000 to Sewer Capital Improvement
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 10: Appropriation of $50,000 to the town's Stabilization Fund
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 11: Adoption of Massachusetts General Law Chapter 32B, Section 20 – Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB)
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 12: Appropriation of $435,000 to OPEB Liability Trust Fund
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 13: Bond Road – Improvement: $2.4 million for Roads/Traffic/Drainage
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 14: Bond – Capital Equipment: $2 million for DPW Capital Equipment
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 15: Bond – School: $935,000 for  roof
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 16: Appropriation of $30,000 for Storm Water Compliance Regulation
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 17: Road Improvement – Accept Chapter 90 Funds
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 18: Ability to buy and sell vehicles at auction – DPW Police & Fire
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 19: Adoption of Stretch Energy Code
    Recommended for indefinite postponement; opposed by Town Meeting attendees, 147-93
    Vote on article: Approved by majority vote.
  • Article 20: Exempt position of Deputy Police Chief from provisions of civil service
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 21: Amendments to Zoning Bylaw Section 9.5, entitled Flexible Multiple Use Overlay District (FMUOD), and related sections
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 22: Amendments to Zoning Bylaw Section 8.3, entitled Open Space Residential Development (OSRD), and related sections
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 23: Amendments to Zoning Bylaw Section 8.4, Entitled Senior Residential Development (SRD), and related sections, including revisions to address handicapped accessibility and requirements for affordable housing linkage payments
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 24: Amendments to Zoning Bylaw Section 4.1.5, entitled Use Chart for commercial uses and related sections
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 25: Amendments to Zoning Bylaw Section 4.4 [Notes for Table of Accessory Uses], Subsection 4.4.1 – Entitled parking requirements for residential uses and related sections to address parking for employees and customers of home occupations
    Recommended for indefinite postponement 
    Vote: Finance Commission recommendation upheld 
  • Article 26: Amendments to Zoning Bylaw Section 5.5, entitled special dimensional regulations and related sections to include lot shape requirements
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 27: Amendments to Zoning Bylaw Section 6.2, entitled signs and Related Sections
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 28: Amendments to Zoning Bylaw Section 2.55, entitled Floor Area Ratio and related sections to exclude lobbies, atriums, and common areas in the calculation of Floor Area Ratio
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 29: Amendments to Zoning Bylaw Section 7.3, Entitled Environmental Impact and Design Review (EIDR) and related sections
    Recommended for indefinite postponement

    Vote: Finance Commission recommendation upheld

  • Article 30: Amendments to Zoning Bylaw Section 4.1.1, entitled general use regulations, and related sections
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 31: Amendments to Zoning Bylaw Section 9.4, entitled Wireless Communication Overlay District (WCOD) and related sections, including amendments to the official zoning map
    Recommended for indefinite postponement; Finance Commission recommendation overturned by Town Meeting attendees, 102-62
    Vote on article: 106 to 56 in favor; article failed to achieve 2/3 vote in favor and was not approved 
  • Article 32: Housekeeping amendments to various sections of the zoning bylaw
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 33: Amendments to Zoning Bylaw Section 9.2, entitled Flood Area Overlay District related amendments to the official zoning map to reflect the new flood insurance rate map effective July 17, 2012, and to revise terminology for consistency with that used in the new maps
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 34: Amend the town's motel/hotel bylaw code
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 35: Amend the town's door-to-door solicitation code
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 36: Amend the town's regulation of taxi cabs
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 37: Amend the town's parking regulations code
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 38: Amend the town's second-hand dealer bylaw
    Vote: Approved
  • Article 39: Amend the town's civil fingerprinting code
    Vote: Approved

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