Tisbury 2011 Annual Town Meeting Warrant

TOWN OF TISBURY

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

WARRANT

TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

County of Dukes, ss.

To either of the Constables of the Town of Tisbury,

Greetings:

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are hereby directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Tisbury who are qualified to vote in elections to assemble at the General George W. Goethals American Legion Post #257 at 47 Martin Road, in said Town of Tisbury, on the twenty-sixth day of April in the year Two Thousand and Eleven between the hours of twelve noon and eight o’clock in the evening, then and there to give their votes, under the system as adopted by the Town, viz.:

One Moderator for Three Years

One Town Clerk for Three Years

One Member of the Board of Selectmen for Three Years

One Member of the Board of Assessors for Three Years

One Member of the Board of Health for Three Years

One Member of the School Committee for Three Years

One Member of the Water Commission for Three Years

One Member of the Planning Board for Five Years

One Member of the Planning Board for One Year

Three Members of the Board of Library Trustees for Three Years

One Member of the Board of Library Trustees for One Year

Two Members of the Board of Public Works Commissioners for Three Years

Four Members of the Finance and Advisory Committee for Three Years

One Member of the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission for Three Years

Also, to answer yes or no to the following ballot questions:

Question #1:

Shall the Town of Tisbury be allowed to assess an additional $85,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding anticipated collective bargaining and employee wage and contract agreements for the fiscal year beginning July first two thousand and eleven?

Yes: ________ No: ________

Question #2:

Shall the Town of Tisbury be allowed to assess an additional $100,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding a portion of the cost of the Town of Tisbury’s “other post employment benefits (OPEB)” for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, as determined by an actuarial valuation, for the fiscal year beginning July first two thousand and eleven?

Yes: ________ No: ________

And you are further directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Tisbury who are qualified to vote in elections and Town affairs to assemble at the Tisbury School Gymnasium-Auditorium, Vineyard Haven, in said Town of Tisbury, on the twelfth day of April in the year Two Thousand and Eleven at seven o’clock in the evening, then and there to act on the following articles in this warrant:

ARTICLE 1 TO HEAR OR RECEIVE REPORTS

To see if the Town will vote to hear or receive the reports of the Selectmen and other Town boards, commissions, committees, and officials, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Board of Selectmen The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 2 TO PAY BILLS OF PRIOR YEARS – FISCAL YEAR 2010

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer from designated sources Seven Thousand Thirty Dollars and Sixty-nine Cents ($7,030.69) to be expended by the departments listed below for the payment of bills incurred in a prior fiscal year, or take any action relative thereto.

DEPARTMENT/BUDGET

FUNDING SOURCE

VENDOR

AMOUNT

Police

Unreserved Fund Balance

NAPA

$3.22

Tisbury School

Unreserved Fund Balance

Tisbury Printer

11.25

DPW

Unreserved Fund Balance

Associated Elevator

3,028.68

DPW

Unreserved Fund Balance

H. N. Hinckley

855.60

Tisbury School

Unreserved Fund Balance

Verizon

75.60

Wm. St. Historic District Commission

Unreserved Fund Balance

Betsy Shands

109.15

Ambulance

Unreserved Fund Balance

M.V. Hospital

13.03

Wastewater

Wastewater Enterprise Fund

Acme Excavation

2,880.48

Wastewater

Wastewater Enterprise Fund

Verizon

53.68

TOTALS

$7,030.69

Submitted: Board of Selectmen The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Million Two Hundred Seventy-six Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-six Dollars ($20,276,676) and to transfer from Reserve for Betterments the sum of One Hundred Seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($175,000) for a total FY2012 operating budget of Twenty Million Four Hundred Fifty-one Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-six Dollars ($20,451,676) to defray Town charges as set out in Appendix A of this warrant for the fiscal year July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 (FY2012), or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Boards, Commissions, Committees, Officials, and Departments listed. The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 4 CAPITAL appropriations and other new equipment

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or authorize the Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen to borrow under chapter 44, section 7 or 8, or section 21A of the General Laws, or any other enabling legislation, the sums of money listed below, to be expended by the indicated Departments for the purposes listed and deemed to be capital expenditures:

a) To appropriate and transfer from Unreserved Fund Balance the sum of Seven Thousand Dollars ($7,000) to be expended by the Vineyard Haven Public Library Board of Trustees for the purchase of 3 new computers, software and related equipment for public use, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (5-0-1)

b) To appropriate and transfer from Unreserved Fund Balance the sum of Seventy- Two Thousand Dollars ($72,000), to be expended by the Board of Public Works Commissioners in FY2011, for the purpose of partially funding the purchase and replacement of an existing refuse truck and any peripheral equipment, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (9-0-1)

c) To appropriate and transfer from Unreserved Fund Balance the sum of Forty-five Thousand Dollars ($45,000) to be expended by the Board of Public Works Commissioners in FY2011, for the purpose of replacing an existing small dump truck and any peripheral equipment, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (9-0-1)

d) To appropriate and transfer from Unreserved Fund Balance the sum of Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000) to be expended by the Board of Public Works Commissioners for the purpose of relocating the DPW mechanic shop to the existing temporary fire truck facility located at 115 High Point Lane, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (9-0-1)

e) To appropriate and transfer from the Waterways Fund the sum of Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000) for the Harbormaster to install new dinghy docks at Owen Park, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

f) To appropriate and transfer from the Waterways Fund the sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000) for the Harbormaster to purchase Aids to Navigation for the Lagoon and Lake Tashmoo, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

g) To appropriate and transfer from the Waterways Fund the sum of Eight Thousand Dollars ($8,000) for the Harbormaster to design and construct a deck at the Harbormaster’s Owen Park Office, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

h) To borrow the sum of One Hundred Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($125,000) to be expended by the Board of Public Works Commissioners to replace an existing 1991 Front End Loader and any peripheral equipment, and to authorize the Board of Public Works Commissioners to sell the 1991 Front End Loader in trade for the new loader, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (5-0)

ARTICLE 5 to fund Share of dukes county regional housing authority FY2012 administrative expenses

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer from Unreserved Fund Balance the sum of Forty-five Thousand Four Hundred Seven Dollars ($45,407) for the purpose of funding the Town of Tisbury’s share of FY2012 administrative expenses of the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority (DCRHA), or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Board of Selectmen The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 6 TO TRANSFER FROM UNRESERVED FUND BALANCE TO REDUCE THE TAX RATE

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer the sum of Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($800,000) from Unreserved Fund Balance to meet the limitations of Chapter 59 of the General Laws (Proposition Two and One-Half, so called), as amended, or to reduce the tax rate, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Board of Selectmen The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 7 TO TRANSFER RESERVE for APPROPRIATION TO refuse operations FOR FY2011

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer the sum of Seventy Thousand Dollars ($70,000) to be expended by the Board of Public Works Commissioners for the operation of the local area drop-off and ancillary residential curbside recycling and refuse service and residential hazardous waste disposal for fiscal year 2011 from the reserve for appropriation for the sanitary landfill as provided for in Article 19 of the Special Town Meeting of November 2, 1993, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Board of Public Works Commissioners The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (9-0-1)

ARTICLE 8 TO TRANSFER RESERVE for APPROPRIATION TO refuse operations for FY2012

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer the sum of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000) to be expended by the Board of Public Works Commissioners for the operation of the local area drop-off and ancillary residential curbside recycling and refuse service and residential hazardous waste disposal for fiscal year 2012 from the reserve for appropriation for the sanitary landfill as provided for in Article 19 of the Special Town Meeting of November 2, 1993, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Board of Public Works Commissioners

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (9-0-1)

article 9 TO hire, train and equip police officers to fill vacancies

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer from Unreserved Fund Balance the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) to hire, equip and train police officers for the Tisbury Police Department, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Police Chief The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (9-0)

article 10 To Re-Classify the full-time position of EMT to paramedic status

To see if the Town will vote to upgrade the full-time position of EMT in the Ambulance Service to EMT-Paramedic status, to change the classification of this position From Grade 9 to Grade 13 in the Town ‘s personnel classification system, and to appropriate and transfer from Unreserved Fund Balance the sum of Seven Thousand Two Hundred Ninety-four Dollars and Fifty-six Cents ($7,294.56), to fund the compensation costs for such upgrade and classification change, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Ambulance Coordinator

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (4-2)

article 11 To adopt FY2012 sewer Enterprise Fund Budget

To see if the Town will vote to approve the proposed Sewer Enterprise Fund Budget for FY2012, a copy of which is on file with the Town Clerk, and as shown below, to be expended by the Board of Public Works Commissioners, to operate and maintain the Tisbury Wastewater Collection and Treatment System for FY2012, as provided for under Article 15 of the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting of April 25, 2000, and raise and appropriate and appropriate from user fees the following sums therefor, or take any action relative thereto.

Sewer Enterprise Fund Estimate FY2012

Budget Line Item Estimated Expenses Funding Source

Labor (full time employees) 71,000 User Fees

Overtime 5,000 User Fees

Electricity 38,000 User Fees

Propane 6,200 Tax Levy

Telephone 1,500 User Fees

Sludge Removal 40,000 User Fees

Water Testing 12,000 User Fees

Chemical Treatment 11,000 User Fees

Professional Services 98,000 User Fees

Building Maintenance 2,000 User Fees

Vehicle Repair 600 User Fees

Equipment Repair 19,000 User Fees

Computer Support 1,000 User Fees

Training 2,300 User Fees

Supplies 5,000 User Fees

Postage 500 User Fees

Medical 500 User Fees

Subtotal Direct Expenses $313,600

Health Insurance 6,525 Tax Levy

Workers Compensation 3,362 Tax Levy

Retirement 6,080 Tax Levy

Building/Auto Insurance 5,500 Tax Levy

Subtotal Indirect Expenses $21,467

TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES $335,067

Estimated Revenues

Sewer User Fees (38,800 gpd @ $0.02/gal.) $277,400

Septage Fees (2,800 gal/week @ $0.20 gal.) 30,000

Tax Levy 27,667

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES $335,067

Total Estimated Revenues: $335,067

Total Estimated Expenses: $335,067

Submitted: Board of Public Works Commissioners The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

article 12 to FUND the triennial certification of all real and personal property

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer from Overlay Surplus from prior years the sum of Thirty-five Thousand Dollars ($35,000) to be expended by the Board of Assessors for the triennial certification of all real and personal property in the Town as required by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 56, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Board of Assessors The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

article 13 to Provide additional funds for the Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer from Unreserved Fund Balance the sum of One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500) for the purpose of supplementing State funds to grant awards for support of local artists, Island schools, and funding for the arts, sciences and the humanities, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council/Board of Selectmen The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 14 TO Establish A Receipts Reserved for Appropriation Account for Parks Receipts

To see if the Town will vote to establish a receipts reserved for appropriation account for operation and maintenance of Tisbury parks, to which all revenues collected from use of park facilities and operations would be deposited and reserved for appropriation to be voted at a Town Meeting to defray the cost of park maintenance, such fund to be established beginning in FY2012, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Board of Public Works Commissioners The Finance and Advisory Committee Does Not Recommends Passage of This Article. (9-0-1)

ARTICLE 15 TO FUND fy2012 Administrative expenses of the community preservation committee

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer from the Community Preservation Act Fund the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000) for FY2012 administrative expenses of the Community Preservation Committee, including coalition dues, wages, and advertising, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Board of Selectmen/Community Preservation Committee

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

article 16 EMBARKATION FUND EXPENDITURES

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the total sum of Two Hundred Thirty-nine Thousand Three Hundred Forty-three Dollars ($239,343) from the passenger ferry embarkation fee receipts, said funds to be expended by the Departments listed below in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 46, Section 129 of the Acts of 2003, as amended, for the specific purposes set forth below, each expenditure to be considered a separate appropriation:

a) Thirteen Thousand Sixty-eight Dollars ($13,068) to be expended by the Ambulance Department for Physio Control / Medtronic Automatic CPR Device, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Ambulance Department

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (7-0)

b) Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000) to be expended by the Ambulance Department for the purchase of two (2) Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) breathing devices and associated breathing masks, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Ambulance Department

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (7-0)

c) Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000) to be expended by the Harbormaster to have professional plans drawn up for site improvements at Owen Park, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Harbormaster

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (7-0)

d) Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) to be expended by the Harbormaster to design and construct a dormer on the Harbormaster’s Office at Owen Park, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Harbormaster

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (7-0)

e) Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) to be expended by the Police Department to fund the wages of four or more traffic officers for the summer season, and to upgrade training, equipment and uniforms for all seasonal employees, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted : Police Chief

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (7-0)

f) Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500) to be expended by the Police Department to train and equip the Island-wide Tactical Response team, such appropriation to be paid to the Martha’s Vineyard Law Enforcement Council as the Tisbury Police Department’s share of the Island-wide program in FY2012, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted : Police Chief

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (7-0)

g) Thirty-one Thousand Dollars ($31,000) to be expended by the Police Department to purchase and equip one new police vehicle, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted : Police Chief

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (7-0)

h) Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000) to be expended by the Police Department to lease a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted : Police Chief

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (7-0)

i) One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500) to be expended by the Police Department for purchase of High Visibility Crosswalk Signs, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted : Police Chief

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (7-0)

j) Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000) to be expended by the Board of Selectmen for beautification of the downtown area, including Main Street, Union Street, Water Street and surrounding areas, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted : Board of Selectmen

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (7-0)

k) Seventeen Thousand One Hundred Forty-eight Dollars ($17,148) to be expended by the Fire/EMS Departments for the purchase and installation of two (2) Diesel Exhaust Removal Systems, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted : Fire Chief/Ambulance Coordinator

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (7-0)

l) Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) to be expended by the Fire Department to partially fund the replacement cost of the Utility/Rescue Truck (the balance to be requested in FY2013), or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted : Fire Chief

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (7-0)

m) Twenty-three Thousand One Hundred Twenty-seven Dollars ($23,127) to be expended by the Shellfish Constable to purchase and equip a new four-wheel drive vehicle for the Shellfish Department, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted : Shellfish Constable

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (7-0)

n) Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000) to be expended by the Board of Public Works Commissioners toward the purchase of a new refuse truck for the Department of Public Works, , including any peripheral equipment, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted : Board of Public Works Commissioners

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (7-0)

ARTICLE 17 TO acquire property at the Vineyard haven Post Office

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000), from the remaining unexpended funds appropriated under Article 23(i) of the April 1, 2009 Annual Town Meeting, to be expended by the Board of Public Works Commissioners and the Board of Selectmen, to acquire two parcels of land owned by the Postal Service at the Vineyard Haven Post Office on Lagoon Pond Road, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Board of Public Works Commissioners

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 18 To fund various community preservation act projects

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer from FY2010 reserved and unreserved Community Preservation Fund revenues, unless otherwise specified, the following sums to be expended in FY2012 for the following purposes, each project to be considered a separate appropriation:

a) To appropriate and transfer from the Community Preservation Reserve Fund for Open Space the sum of Nine Thousand Dollars ($9,000), for restoration of the Lake Tashmoo Herring Run, including testing, volunteer training, education, etc., or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (4-0-1)

b) To appropriate and transfer from the Community Preservation Reserve Fund for Open Space the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000), for design and permitting services related to the dredging of Tashmoo Spring Pond in preparation for the restoration of the Lake Tashmoo Herring Run, including permits to dredge the area adjacent to the Lake Tashmoo Herring Run, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (4-0-1)

c) To appropriate and transfer from the Community Preservation Reserve Fund for Open Space the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000), for removal of invasive meadow species, including Japanese knotweed and black locust, at the Tisbury Water Works Department property at 245 West Spring Street, shown on Tisbury Assessors’ Maps as Parcel #39-A-7, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (4-0-1)

d) To appropriate and transfer from the Community Preservation Unreserved Fund the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) to continue the exterior restoration and clapboarding, according to historic preservation consultant recommendations, at the Vineyard Playhouse building at 24 Church Street, shown on Tisbury Assessors’ Maps as Parcel #7-G-2, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (4-0-1)

e) To appropriate and transfer from the Community Preservation Reserve Fund for Historic Preservation the sum of Forty-two Thousand Seven Hundred One Dollars and Thirty-two Cents ($42,701.32) and to appropriate and transfer from the Community Preservation Unreserved Fund the sum of Seven Thousand Two Hundred Ninety-eight Dollars and Sixty-eight Cents ($7,298.68) for the purpose of continuing the rehabilitation, preservation and restoration of the Tashmoo Spring Building dating from 1887, as outlined in the project manual prepared by Structures North Consulting Engineers, Inc. in conjunction with Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering, P.C., a copy of which is on file in the office of the Town Clerk, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of this Article. (4-0-1)

f) To appropriate and transfer from the Community Preservation Unreserved Fund the sum of Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) to fund the remaining restoration and repair of the historic stained glass windows in the First Baptist Church located at 43 Spring Street, shown on Tisbury Assessors’ Maps as Parcel #7-M-3, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (4-0-1)

g) To appropriate and transfer from the Community Preservation Unreserved Fund the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to repair and restore the leaded glass windows of the historic Christ United Methodist Church building, a/k/a the “Stone Church” located at 89 William Street, shown on Tisbury Assessors’ Maps as Parcel #7-C-11, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (4-0-1)

h) To appropriate and transfer from the Community Preservation Unreserved Fund the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) to repair the retaining wall at the Old Village Cemetery, included in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the William Street Historic District and located at 60 Center Street, shown on Tisbury Assessors’ Maps as Parcel #7-M-1, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (4-0-1)

i) To appropriate and transfer from the Community Preservation Unreserved Fund the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) for the preservation of historic Town Hall permanent records, including those of the Town Clerk and the Board of Selectmen, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (4-0-1)

j) To appropriate and transfer from the Community Preservation Unreserved Fund the sum of Ninety Thousand Dollars ($90,000) to fund the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority’s Rental Assistance Subsidy Program, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (4-0-1)

k) To appropriate and transfer from the Community Preservation Reserve Fund for Community Housing the sum of Forty-two Thousand Seven Hundred One Dollars and Thirty-two Cents ($42,701.32) and to appropriate and transfer from the Community Preservation Unreserved Fund the sum of One Hundred Eighty-two Thousand Two Hundred Ninety-eight Dollars and Sixty-eight Cents ($182,298.68), to partially fund the Island Housing Trust’s development and construction costs of four (4) affordable housing units at Lake Street, on the property shown on Tisbury Assessors’ Maps as Parcel #25-E-25, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (4-0-1)

l) To appropriate and transfer from the Community Preservation Unreserved Fund the sum of Twenty Thousand Three Hundred Dollars ($20,300) to construct an access road to property located on Marion’s Way, shown on Tisbury Assessors’ Maps as Parcel #16-A-23.2, donated for affordable housing purposes to Habitat for Humanity, or take any action relative thereto.

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (7-0)

Submitted: Community Preservation Committee

ARTICLE 19 TO Fund collective bargaining and employee wage and contract agreements for FY2012

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Eighty-five Thousand Dollars ($85,000) to be expended by the Board of Selectmen to fund FY2012 anticipated collective bargaining, employee wage and contract agreements, provided however that no sums shall be appropriated or expended hereunder unless the Town shall have voted by ballot at the Town Election on April 26, 2011, in accordance with Proposition 2 ½; so-called, to assess such additional amount in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Board of Selectmen

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of this Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 20 TO participate in Dukes County Pest Control Program

To see if the Town will vote to enter into an Inter-municipal Agreement with the County of Dukes County to provide an Integrated Pest Management Program (including rodent control), under which, in FY2012, the County of Dukes County will pay 20% ($9,742.80) of the total cost of the program ($73,714.00, less projected revenue of $25,000, for a net cost of $48,714.00), and each town will pay its proportionate share of the 80% balance of the cost, the Town of Tisbury’s share being Five Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety-one Dollars and Twelve Cents ($5,791.12), based on the equalized valuation as computed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and to see if the Town will vote to transfer from Unreserved Fund Balance Tisbury’s share of the cost of participation in the Integrated Pest Management Program, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Dukes County Commissioners

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of this Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 21 TO participate in Dukes County Health care access program

To see if the Town will vote to enter into an Inter-municipal Agreement with the County of Dukes County to provide a Vineyard Health Care Access Program, under which, in FY2012, the County of Dukes County will pay 20% ($18,217.20) of the total cost of the program ($91,086.00), and each Town will pay its proportionate share of the 80% balance of the cost, the Town of Tisbury’s share being Ten Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty-eight Dollars and Thirty Cents ($10,828.30), based on the equalized valuation as computed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and to see if the Town will vote to transfer from Unreserved Fund Balance Tisbury’s share of the cost of participation in the Health Care Access Program, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Dukes County Commissioners

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of this Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 22 TO maintain health care access funding at current level of service

To see if the Town will vote to transfer from Unreserved Fund Balance the sum of Fifteen Thousand One Hundred Sixty-two Dollars and Ninety-two Cents ($15,162.92), as the Town of Tisbury’s proportionate share (19.87%) of the total cost of Fifty-eight-Thousand Nine Hundred Fourteen Dollars ($58,914.00), to continue the Vineyard Health Care Access program at the current level of service, based on a 50-50 formula, which combines 50% of the cost based on equalized valuation of property values as computed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Revenue and 50% based on the Town’s population as documented in the US Census, such funds to be administered by the County of Dukes County, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Dukes County Health Care Access Program

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of this Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 23 TO Establish Community Preservation Committee Fy2012 Budget reserve accountS

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate from the Community Preservation Fund established pursuant to Chapter 44B of Massachusetts General Laws and set aside for later expenditure the following amounts to the following reserve funds:

FY2012 Community Preservation Committee Budget Reserve Account:

$45,794.23 to the Community Preservation Open Space Reserve Fund;

$45,794.23 to the Community Preservation Community Housing Reserve Fund;

$45,794.23 to the Community Preservation Historic Reserve Fund;

$320,559.59 to the Community Preservation Budget Reserve Account,

or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Community Preservation Committee

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of this Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 24 TO Fund solar panels from Appropriation for the Emergency Services Facility

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer from the appropriation for the construction of the Emergency Services Facility voted under Article 1 of the November 17, 2009 Special Town Meeting the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) to purchase and install solar panels and any ancillary equipment on the new Emergency Services Facility building, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Emergency Services Facility Building Committee

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of this Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 25 TO fund Estuaries Study of Lake Tashmoo

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer from Unreserved Fund Balance the sum of Sixty-four Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($64,750) to be expended by the Selectmen to fund the Town’s portion of the total cost of One Hundred and Twenty-nine Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($129,500) for a two-year study to perform water quality sampling and analysis, tidal cycle data collection and assessment of the health of shellfish, as well as establishing computer models specific to Lake Tashmoo and its watershed to determine nitrogen loading, tidal flushing action and water quality, under an agreement with the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, said funding to serve as a match for the purpose of allowing the Town to participate in the Massachusetts Estuaries Project (MEP) to complete said study of Lake Tashmoo to identify the sources of nitrogen contamination, to determine the nitrogen loading limit specific to Lake Tashmoo and identify methods and actions for the Town to initiate to protect the area, such as a nitrogen reduction plan including a possible expansion of the Town’s wastewater collection system and circulation improvements, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Board of Selectmen

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of this Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 26 TO Fund OPEB Costs beginning in FY2012

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) for the purpose of funding a portion of the cost of the Town of Tisbury’s other post employment benefits” (OPEB) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, as determined by an actuarial valuation, provided however that no sums shall be appropriated or expended hereunder unless the Town shall have voted by ballot at the Town Election on April 26, 2011, in accordance with Proposition Two and One-half, so-called, to assess such additional amount in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Finance & Advisory Committee

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of this Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 27 TO FUND various water department projects

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer from Water Available Surplus the sum of Seventy-one Thousand Dollars ($71,000), to be expended by the Board of Water Commissioners in FY2011, for the following purposes: septic system design and installation to serve the Water Department Office and the Tashmoo Springs Building: Thirty-one Thousand Dollars ($31,000); Chemical Feed System Modifications: Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000); and Utility Billing Software Update: Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000), or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Water Commissioners The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 28 TO FUND Water Distribution upgrades

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen to borrow under Chapter 44, Section 7 or 8, or Section 21A of the General Laws or any other enabling legislation the sum of Five Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars ($540,000) to be expended by the Board of Water Commissioners to upgrade water system distribution, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Water Commissioners The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 29 TO approve the Water Works Department FY2012 Budget

To see if the Town will vote to approve the proposed Water Works Department Enterprise Fund Budget for FY2012, a copy of which is on file with the Town Clerk, and as shown below, to be expended by the Board of Water Commissioners to operate the Tisbury Water Works Department in FY2012, and to appropriate and transfer the sum of One Hundred Ninety-two Thousand Four Hundred Twenty Dollars and Twenty-seven Cents ($192,420.27) from Water Available Surplus to be used together with estimated revenues therefor, or take any action relative thereto.

Salaries and Wages $400,432.00

Benefits/Fixed Expenses 212,198.97

Operating Expenses 359,925.00

Debt/Interest 248,787.50

TOTAL BUDGET $1,221,343.47

Total Estimated Revenue to Offset Expenses $1,026,000.00

Transfer from Water Available Surplus $195,343.47

Submitted: Water Commissioners

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of this Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 30 TO Fund feasibility Study for replacement of Superintendent’s Office

To see if the Town will vote appropriate and transfer from Unreserved Fund Balance the sum of Two Thousand Three Hundred Ninety-seven Dollars ($2,397) to be expended by the Martha’s Vineyard Superintendency to fund the Town’s share of the cost for a feasibility study for the replacement of the Superintendent’s office, to include a review of the space needs for the office, an examination of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School property to determine a possible site and develop a rough estimate of the cost for a building on that site, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Superintended to Schools/All Island School Committee The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 31 TO ESTABLISH THE NEW POSITION OF YOUNG ADULT LIBRARIAN AT THE VINEYARD HAVEN PUBLIC LIBRARY

To see if the Town will vote to upgrade one existing Library Assistant II position to the new position of Young Adult Librarian and to change the classification of this position From Grade 5 to Grade 10 in the Town ‘s personnel classification system, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Library Trustees

The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (5-0)

arTICLE 32 TO amend the classification plan for Managerial and professional employees

To see if the Town will vote to approve the following amendment to the Classification and Compensation Plan for Full-time Managerial and Professional Employees, effective July 1, 2011, or take any action relative thereto.

Full-time Managerial and Professional Employees

(Numbers Rounded to Whole Dollars and Based on a 52.2 Week Year)

POSITION

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

M-1

No Positions Assigned

38,503

40,466

42,408

44,350

46,291

48,296

50,196

M-2

No Positions Assigned

44,308

46,542

48,776

51,031

53,224

55,458

57,734

M-3

No Positions Assigned

45,874

48,171

50,467

52,785

55,124

57,400

59,759

M-4

Shellfish Constable

47,022

49,403

51,762

54,080

56,481

58,819

61,242

M-5

Ambulance Coordinator Asst. to Town Administrator

Building Inspector/ ZEO Harbormaster Health Agent Town Accountant

57,588

60,490

63,392

66,274

69,176

72,120

74,981

M-6

No Positions Assigned

61,617

64,749

67,819

70,951

74,020

77,152

80,242

M-7

Library Director

Asst. Water Superintendent

65,919

69,218

72,579

75,920

79,219

82,518

85,859

M-8

Lieutenant

Water Superintendent

70,533

74,104

77,653

81,245

84,773

88,344

91,831

M-9

Finance Director Public Works Director

75,461

79,282

83,124

86,903

90,724

94,462

98,282

M-10

Police Chief

80,764

84,857

88,908

92,958

97,009

101,122

105,173

M-11

Town Administrator

86,402

90,808

95,130

99,494

103,774

108,201

112,544

Longevity: 10 years or more employment as of July 1 $2,000 annually

15 years or more employment as of July 1 $3,000 annually

20 years or more employment as of July 1 $4,000 annually

Submitted: Personnel Board The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of This Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 33 Petition to Terminate overseas military operations

To see if the Town will vote to direct our President, our Congressional Representative, and our Senators to take productive actions to (a) terminate existing occupation and military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, (b) reduce U.S. military spending by 25%, as proposed by Congressman Barney Frank, William Delahunt, and others, and (c) to approve funding of the rapid and safe withdrawal of all U.S. troops from the mentioned countries.

Or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: By Petition The Finance and Advisory Committee Took No Action on This Article. (5-1)

ARTICLE 34 Wastewater Study

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer from available funds remaining in the appropriation for the construction of the Wastewater Plant, under Article #18 of the April 13, 1993 Annual Town Meeting Warrant the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) to be expended by the Board of Selectmen for the purpose of funding costs incurred by the Wastewater Planning Committee for independent engineering services to find the most effective means of dealing with wastewater management and nitrogen removal, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Board of Selectmen The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of this Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 35 EARLY RETIREment Option – Accept section 66 of CH. 188 of the Acts of 2010 – The municipal relief act

To see if the Town will vote to accept Section 66 of Chapter 188 of the Acts of 2010, The Municipal Relief Act, which will authorize the Tisbury Board of Selectmen to offer qualified employees early retirement packages for the purpose of further decreasing Town budgets, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Board of Selectmen The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of this Article. (6-0)

ARTICLE 36 replenish Unemployment insurance trust fund

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer from Unreserved Fund Balance in FY2011 the sum of Twenty-five Thousand Dollars to replenish the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Finance Director The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of this Article. (8-0)

ARTICLE 37 To Authorize the Selectmen to acquire property for Aquifer protection Purposes

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money to be expended by the Board of Selectmen for the acquisition, by purchase, gift, eminent domain or otherwise, for aquifer protection purposes, of all or a portion of the land shown as lying between Assessors’ Map Parcel 49-A-2 (to the West) and Assessors’ Map Parcels 42-A-31 and 48-A-6 (to the East) on a plan entitled “Sketch of Land in Tisbury, Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury, Massachusetts, drawn for the Town of Tisbury” dated July 27, 1993 by Vineyard Land Surveying, and also known as Assessors’ Map Parcels 49-A-3.1 and 49-A-4, such acquisition having been previously approved under Article 11 of the May 7, 1991 Annual Town Meeting, or take any action relative thereto.

Submitted: Board of Selectmen The Finance and Advisory Committee Recommends Passage of this Article. (8-0)

And you are hereby directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested copies thereof at five public places in said Town, seven days at least before the time of holding said Meeting.

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, with your doings therein, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting as aforesaid.

Given under our hands this twenty-second day of March in the year Two Thousand and Eleven

Tisbury Board of Selectmen

__________________________

Jeffrey C. Kristal

Geoghan E. Coogan

Tristan R. Israel

Posted at: Tisbury Town Hall March 23, 2011 Tisbury New Town Hall Annex Tisbury Senior Center Vineyard Haven Public Library _______________________________ Tisbury Police Department Tisbury Constable