Oak Bluffs Special Town Meeting Warrant

Oak Bluffs Special Town Meeting Warrant

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WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

County of Dukes County, ss

To either of the Constables in the Town of Oak Bluffs, Greetings:

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed to warn the inhabitants of the Town of Oak Bluffs who are qualified to vote in Town Affairs and Elections, to assemble at the Martha’s Vineyard High School Performing Arts Center, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs, on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the evening, then and there to act upon the following articles:

Article 1. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from Sale of Cemetery Lots Account (15-3303), the amount of $25,000 to pay for the restoration and conservation of cemetery records and the surveying and mapping of the Oak Grove Cemetery, or take any other action relative thereto.

Cemetery Commission and Highway Department

Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the care, custody and control of Town owned property located on Hudson Avenue, and more specifically identified on Assessor’s Map 21, Lot 13, consisting of approximately 10,890 square feet, from Resident Homesite to the Board of Selectmen and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell such property at auction for no less than the appraised value of the land, or take any action relative thereto.

Board of Selectmen

Executive Summary: This article authorizes the sale at public auction of a Resident Homesite lot. The lot has title problems which the Affordable Housing Committee has decided are not worth spending Town money to cure. The money raised by the sale goes to the Resident Homesite Fund and can be used by Town Meeting vote at a later date.

Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the Stabilization account the sum of $50,000 to pay for the repair work to the Library HVAC system, or take any action relative thereto.

Board of Selectmen

Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the Stabilization Account the sum of $65,558 to supplement the following line items for FY2011, or take any action relative thereto:

1. Veterans 1543 $24,000

2. Accounting Services 1135 $31,000

3. Tax Collector Personnel 1146 $5,558

4. Building Office Personnel 1241 $5,000

Board of Selectmen

Executive Summary: This article provides funds several shortfalls in the FY2011 budget. It also provides additional funds to complete the Town’s yearly submissions to the Department of Revenue.

Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the Stabilization account the sum of $20,000 to pay Lawrence Lynch for removal of contaminated soils as part of the Lake Avenue Pedestrian Safety project, or take any action relative thereto.

Highway Department

Executive Summary: This article pays for the required removal of contaminated soils in the area of Circuit Avenue Extension that were excavated as part of the Lake Avenue Pedestrian Safety Project. Town Counsel has been instructed to pursue a claim against the responsible parties for this amount as well as amounts spent during various other road projects in the area.

HEREIN FAIL NOT AND GIVE PUBLIC NOTICE BY CAUSING THIS NOTICE TO BE POSTED IN TWO(2) OR MORE PLACES IN THE TOWN AT LEAST FOURTEEN (14) DAYS BEFORE THE TIME OF SAID MEETING AND MAKE DUE RETURN OF THIS WARRANT WITH YOUR DOINGS TO THE TOWN CLERK AT THE TIME AND PLACE SPECIFIED.

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS THIS 22nd DAY OF MARCH, 2011

Duncan Ross, Chairman

Gail Barmakian

Kathleen Burton

Gregory A. Coogan

Ronald L. DiOrio