2024 Annual Town Meeting

The 2024 Annual Town Meeting (ATM)

  • Will begin on Monday, March 18, 2024.
  • Town Meeting sessions typically begin at 7:30 PM. 
  • *Hybrid format
  • Continues on Monday and Wednesday evenings, except for March 25, April 15 and 17 (school vacation), and April 22 (Passover).

*State legislation allowing for remote meetings has been extended to May 2025

Documents will be added as they become available.

  • Annual Town Meeting Warrant (PDF) (the articles to be considered at the ATM)
  • Consent Agenda Description (PDF)
  • Consent Agenda (PDF) (marked with CA in the table)
    These are articles proposed to be acted on collectively, by a single vote; see document for details.
  • Constable's Return of Service for Annual Town Meeting Warrant (PDF)
  • Open Articles Report (PDF)
  • Proposed Schedule of Articles as of April 19 (PDF)

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Articles, Reports, Presentations, and Other Supporting Documents

Article #PartArticle and MotionPresentation MaterialsAdditional Materials
1
Notice of Election
- Article (PDF)


2
Election of Deputy Moderator and Reports of Town Boards, Officers, and Committees
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)



aDeputy Moderator


bReport of the Committee on Cary Lectures- Report Video (YouTube)
- Report Slides (PDF)


cReport of the Town Manager



dReport of the Superintendent of SchoolsFY2025 LPS Budget Presentation (YouTube)

eReports of the Appropriation Committee


fReports of the Capital Expenditures Committee


gReport of the Select Board


hReport of the Community Preservation Committee


iReports of the Superintendent of Minuteman Regional Technical High School


jReports of the Planning Board


kReport of the Recreation Committee2024 Annual Report (PDF)

lReport of the School Building Committee

3
Appointments to Cary Lecture Series
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



Financial Articles

Article #PartArticle and MotionPresentation MaterialsAdditional Materials
4
Appropriate FY2025 Operating Budget
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)


5
Appropriate FY2025 Enterprise Funds Budgets
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)


6
Appropriate for Senior Services Program
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)


7
Sustainable Capital Projects
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)
Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)

8
Accept Tucker Ave (Westernmost Portion)
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)

9
Establish and Continue Departmental Revolving Funds
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)


10
Appropriate for the FY2025 Community Preservation Committee Operating Budget and CPA Projects
- Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)





aCary Memorial Library Renovation

Background Material, Library Project Tour (YouTube)
Background Material, Project Webpage (Link)



bArchives and Records Management

cPark Improvements - Athletic Fields - Bowman SchoolPresentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)


dLincoln Park Fitness Stations Equipment
Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Frequently Asked Questions (Link)

ePark ImprovementsPresentation Video (YouTube)
Presentation Slides (PDF)


fLincoln Park Field Improvements

- Presentation Video (YouTube)

- Background Material, Athletic Field Working Group Memo (PDF) 

gLexHAB Support, Restoration, Preservation, and Decarbonization- Presentation Slides (PDF)

hLexington Housing Authority Exterior Preservation
- Background Material, Scope of Project Memo

iCPA Affordable Housing Trust FundingPresentation Video(YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)


jProjected Debt Service


kAdministrative Budget

11
Appropriate for Recreation Capital Projects
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)
Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Background Material, Preliminary Capital Budget & Financing Plan, p. 215 (PDF)
12
Appropriate for Municipal Capital Projects and Equipment
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)

- Background Material, Preliminary Capital Budget & Financing Plan, p. 215 (PDF)

aTransportation Mitigation
Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)

bHeavy Vehicle Extrication Equipment- Presentation Slides (PDF)Additional Material, Capital Improvement Project (PDF)

cAmbulance Replacement
Additional Material, Capital Improvement Project (PDF)

dEquipment Replacement
Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)

eSidewalk Improvements
Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)

fHydrant Replacement
Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)

gTownwide Signalization Improvements
Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)

hStormwater Management Programs
Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)

iCemetery Columbarium - Design
Additional Material, Capital Improvement Project (PDF)

jPublic Parking Lot Improvement Program
Additional Material, Capital Improvement Project (PDF)

kNetwork Core Equipment Replacement
Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)

lMunicipal Technology Improvement Program
Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)

mNetwork Redundancy & Improvement Program
Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)

nNetwork Technology Improvements
Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)

oScanning - Electronic Document Management
Additional Material, Capital Improvement Project (PDF)

pElection Equipment Upgrade- Presentation Slides (PDF)Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)

qStreet Improvements
Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)
13
Appropriate for Water System Improvements
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)

Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)
14
Appropriate for Wastewater System Improvements
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)

Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)
15
Appropriate for School Capital Projects and Equipment
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)

Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)
16
Appropriate for Public Facilities Capital Projects
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)

- Background Material, Preliminary Capital Budget & Financing Plan, p. 215 (PDF)

aPublic Facilities Bid Documents
Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)

bPublic Facilities Interior Finishes
Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)

cSchool Paving and Sidewalks
Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)

dPublic Facilities Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Replacements
Additional Material, Capital Program Investment (PDF)
17
Appropriate to Post Employment Insurance Liability Fund
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)


18
Rescind Prior Borrowing Authorizations
- Article (PDF)


19
Establish, Amend, Dissolve and Appropriate To and From Specified Stabilizations Funds
- Article (PDF)

Motion (PDF) 


20
Appropriate for Prior Years' Unpaid Bills
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)


21
Amend FY2024 Operating, Enterprise and CPA Budgets
 - Article (PDF)


22
Appropriate for Authorized Capital Improvements
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)


23
Appropriate Opioid Settlement
- Article (PDF)


24
Appropriate Funding for Semiquincentennial Commission
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)


25
Pine Meadows Clubhouse Renovation
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)
Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)

26
Appropriate for Design Funds for Lexington High School Construction Project
- Article (PDF)

Motion (PDF)


27
Appropriate for Renovation of 173 Bedford Street
- Article (PDF)

Motion (PDF)



General Articles

Article #PartArticle and MotionPresentation MaterialsAdditional Materials
28
Select Board to Accept Easements

Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)


- Frequently Asked Questions (Link)
29
Amend the General Bylaw - Noise Control
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)

Background Material, Select Board Discussion [Noise Bylaw, 12/11/23] (YouTube)
- Background Material, Select Board Discussion [Leaf Blower Availability, 1/22/24] (YouTube)

Background Material, Gas vs Battery Leaf Blower Specs
Background Material, GLB Phaseout Schedules
- Background Material, KR Landscaper Handbook

aProvide Clarity Related to Construction-Related Noise Complaints


bDelay the Implementation of the Gas-powered Leaf Blower Prohibition for Commercial Landscapers by One Year to March 15, 2026 § 80-4H(6); or Act in Any Other Manner in Relation Thereto

30
Prohibition of Single-Use Food Containers (Citizen Petition)
Article (PDF)
Motion (PDF)


31
Prohibit Single-Serve Plastic Water Bottles (Citizen Petition)

Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)

- Presentation Slides (PDF)
32
Old Spring Street Name Change

- Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)

Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)

33
Authorize the Select Board to Seek Affordable Housing

- Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)

Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Letter of Support, Lexington Housing Authority (PDF)
- Frequently Asked Questions (Link)

34
Amend General Bylaws - Tree Bylaws - Tree Protection Plan
Article (PDF)
Motion [Revised] (PDF)
Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)

35
Amend General Bylaws - Tree Bylaw - Require Mitigation Planting in Certain Instances
Article (PDF)
- Motion [Revised] (PDF)
Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)

36
Amend General Bylaws - Tree Bylaw - Exemptions 
Article (PDF)
Motion [Revised] (PDF)

Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)

37
Importance of Trees Resolution
Article (PDF)
Motion [Revised 2/26/24] (PDF)
- Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Background Material, References and Further Reading for Resolution (PDF)
38
Amend Regulation of Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Bylaw - Meet Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Request Changes
Article (PDF)
Motion (PDF)
Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
Background Material, Current Bylaw as Passed 2023 ATM (PDF)
Background Material, Demonstration Project Acceptance Letter (PDF)
39
Home Rule Petition to Adjust The Number of On-Premise Wine and Malt Alcohol Licenses
- Article (PDF)
- Presentation Video (YouTube)
Presentation Slides (PDF)

40
Integrated Pest Management Resolution (Citizen Petition)
Article (PDF)
Motion (PDF)
Presentation Video (YouTube)
Presentation Slides
[Revised 1/30/24] (PDF)
- Background Material, Information on Wildlife and Rodenticide (Mass.gov)
Background Material, Toxic Food Web (Raptorsarethesloution.org)
41
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
 - Article (PDF)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
42
Digital Publication of Legal Notices (Citizen Petition)
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)

43
Voting Rights 16 and Older (Citizen Petition)
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)

44
Amend General Bylaws - Chapter 100 Public Ways and Places (Citizen Petition)
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
45
Indigenous Peoples Day (Citizen Petition)
- Article (PDF)
Motion (PDF)
- Presentation Video (YouTube)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
Letter of Support, Human Rights Committee (PDF)
- Letter of Support, Rep. Michelle Ciccolo (PDF)
46
Royal Family Invitation to 250th Celebration
- Article (PDF)



Zoning Articles

Article #PartArticle and Motion
Presentation MaterialAdditional Materials
47
Amend Zoning Bylaw - Signs
- Article (PDF)


48
Amend Zoning Bylaw - Short-Term Rentals
- Article (PDF)


49
Amend Zoning Bylaw - Permitted Uses and Development Standards
- Article (PDF)


50
Amend Zoning Bylaw - Inclusionary Housing for Village and Multi-Family Overlay Districts
- Article (PDF)


51
Amend Zoning Bylaw - Maximum Height for Village Overlay District
- Article (PDF)


52
Amend Zoning Bylaw and Map - Technical Corrections
- Article (PDF)

- Frequently Asked Questions (Link)
53
Amend Zoning Map - 507 Bedford Street (Owner Petition)
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)


54
Amend Zoning Map - 509 Bedford Street (Owner Petition)
- Article (PDF)

- Motion (PDF)