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Special Town Meeting - Monday, December 12, 2016, NRHS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
TOWN OF BOLTON
WORCESTER, ss

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
Monday, December 12, 2016
Nashoba Regional High School Auditorium
7:00 p.m.

To any of the Constables of the Town of Bolton, in the County aforesaid:

        GREETINGS - In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Bolton aforesaid, qualified to vote in elections and town affairs, to meet at Nashoba Regional High School Auditorium in said Bolton, on the 12th day of December, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., then and there to act on the following articles:

Article 1:  Purchase of New Boiler at Emerson School     
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of $37,500 (Thirty seven thousand five hundred dollars) to pay for the new boiler at Emerson School; and to meet this appropriation, the sum of $29,411.25 (Twenty nine thousand four hundred eleven dollars and twenty-five cents) be transferred from available funds, and the sum of $8,088.75 (Eight thousand eighty eight dollars and seventy-five cents) be transferred from unexpended funds from the Engineering and Evaluation Services for the Florence Sawyer School Boiler Replacement article, as previously appropriated by Article 29 of the May 5, 2014 Annual Town Meeting; or do or act relating thereto.

Sponsor:  Board of Selectmen
Summary:  It was determined that it was highly unlikely the 25-year-old Emerson School boiler would last another winter.  The boiler has already been replaced and paid for by the Nashoba Regional School District (NRSD).  This appropriation is to reimburse the NRSD for the expense.
Board of Selectmen Recommendation:      Approved
Advisory Committee Recommendation:      Approved
Vote Required:  Majority

Article 2:  Repair of the Wastewater Treatment Facility
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of $88,924 (Eighty eight thousand nine hundred twenty four dollars) to pay for the repair of the Wastewater Treatment Facility; or do or act relating thereto.

Sponsor:  Board of Selectmen
Summary:  The Wastewater Treatment Facility located on the field near Emerson and Florence Schools has six pumps which need to be replaced. The facility serves the two schools, the Public Safety Center, and the Public Library, and is currently considered to be in a state of non-compliance by the Department of Environmental Protection.
Board of Selectmen Recommendation:      Approved
Advisory Committee Recommendation:      Approved
Vote Required:  Majority

Article 3:  Unemployment Settlement
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of $25,100 (Twenty five thousand one hundred dollars) to pay the unemployment settlement that the Town owes to the Department of Revenue; or do or act relating thereto.

Sponsor:  Board of Selectmen
Summary:   This money is required to reimburse the Department of Revenue for the settlement of an unemployment claim.
Board of Selectmen Recommendation:      Approved
Advisory Committee Recommendation:      Approved
Vote Required:   Majority

Article 4: Retroactive Pay – Police Contract – FY15  
To see if the Town will vote to amend the vote taken under Article 7 of the May 2, 2016 Annual Town Meeting by increasing the total appropriation under said vote by the sum of $11,986.60 (Eleven thousand nine hundred eight six dollars and sixty cents) to meet the Town’s contractual obligations for FY15 for the negotiated Police Union Contract; and to meet this additional appropriation, transfer the sum of $5,273.49 (Five thousand two hundred seventy three dollars and forty-nine cents) from available funds, transfer the sum of $8.91 (Eight dollars and ninety-one cents) from unexpended funds previously appropriated under Article 6 of the May 2, 2016 Annual Town Meeting for Retroactive Pay – Dispatch Contract, and transfer the sum of $6,704.20 (Six thousand seven hundred dollars and twenty cents) from unexpended funds previously appropriated under Article 8 of the May 2, 2016 Annual Town Meeting for Retroactive Pay – Police Contract; or do or act relating thereto.

Sponsor:  Board of Selectmen
Summary:    The Town of Bolton concluded negotiations with our Police Union for a three-year contract covering FY15-17.  The article approved at the May 2, 2016 Annual Town Meeting to fund the Retroactive Pay for the FY15 Police Contract was underfunded while the article to fund the Retroactive Pay for the FY16 Police Union Contract was overfunded.    Therefore, we need to make this adjustment and the additional cost to the town is $5,273.49.
Board of Selectmen Recommendation:    Approved
Advisory Committee Recommendation:  Approved
Vote Required:  Majority

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting up attested copies thereof at the Town Hall, at the Post Office, and at two other public places, at least fourteen days before the time for holding said meeting.  

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

Given under our hands and seal, this 17th day of November in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand Sixteen.

BOLTON BOARD OF SELECTMEN

_______________________________
Stanley M. Wysocki, Chairman

_______________________________
Thomas J. Frain

_______________________________
Jonathan D. Keep


A true copy.  Attest:   __________________Constable of Bolton _______ Date

In obedience to the Warrant, I have notified and warned the said inhabitants of the Town of Bolton to meet at the time and place, by posting up attested copies of the same at the Town Hall, at the Post Office, and at two other public places, at least fourteen days before the date hereof.

Constable of Bolton:________________________  Date:____________________


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