2021 Annual Town Meeting Articles, Reports and Presentations

Consent Agenda (Articles on the Consent Agenda are marked with ** in the table below)
Consent Agenda with Article Descriptions

Vote Results
Monday, March 22
Wednesday, March 24
Monday, March 29
Wednesday, March 31
Monday, April 5
Wednesday, April 7
Wednesday, April 14

ART.PARTSUBJECT (follow links for additional documents)SESSIONACTIONVOTE (VV: voice vote)
1 Notice of Election   
2  - Full Article 2 text
 - Article 2 Motions
  

 

2 

Election of Deputy Moderator

   
  Reports of Town Boards, Officers and Committees:   
   - Report of the Select Board   
   - Town Manager Budget Presentation
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video
   
  

 - Report of the Capital Expenditures Committee (CEC)
 - Erratum to CEC Report

 - Errata to CEC Report

 - Errata #2 to CEC Report

   
   - Report of the Appropriation Committee (AC)   
   - Report of Cary Lecture Series
 - Presentation Video
   
  

 - Report of the Planning Board

 - Supplemental Planning Board Report- Article 45

   
   - Report of Superintendent of Lexington Public Schools
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video
   
   - Report of Superintendent of Minuteman Regional High School
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video
   
   - Report of Community Preservation Committee (CPC)   
3 

Appointments to Cary Lecture Series
 - Full article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Cary Lecture Series Report

   
FINANCIAL ARTICLES
4 

Appropriate FY2022 Operating Budget
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement

   
5 Appropriate FY2022 Enterprise Funds Budgets
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
6** Appropriate for Senior Services Program
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
7 Appropriate for Municipal Organizational Assessment
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video
   
8 

Appropriate for 20/20 Vision Survey
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video

  

 

9 

Establish and Continue Departmental Revolving Funds
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement

   
10 

Appropriate the FY2022 Community Preservation Committee (CPC) Operating Budget and CPA projects
NOTE: the order of projects in the Article has been changed in the Motion. Order below is from the Motion.

 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Report of Community Preservation Committee
 - Presentation
 - Presentation Video
 - Presentation Video for a, b, and c
 
   
 a)**

Community Center Mansion Sidewalk & Patio - $110,000
 - Select Board Position Statement

   
 b)**Park and Playground Improvements- South Rindge Avenue - $170,000
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
 c)**Park Improvements- Athletic Fields- Muzzey Field - $155,000
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
 d)**Playground Enhancements - Pour-in-Place Surfaces - $150,000
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
 e)**CPA Debt Service - $TBD
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
 f)Administrative Budget - $150,000
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
11** 

Appropriate for Recreation Capital Projects
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Presentation
 - Presentation Video

 

 

12 

Appropriate for Municipal Capital Projects and Equipment
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement

   
 a)**Transportation Mitigation   
 b)**Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Replacement;   
 c)**Townwide Culvert Replacement;   
 d)**Equipment Replacement   
 e)**Sidewalk Improvements   
 f)**Storm Drainage Improvements and NPDES compliance 

 

 
 g)**Comprehensive Watershed Stormwater Management; 

 

 
 h)**Street Improvements 

 

 
 i)**Hydrant Replacement Program;   
 j)Public Parking Lot Improvement Program;   
 k)New Sidewalk Installations;   
 l)Staging for Special Events;   
 m)**Cary Library Network Upgrade;   
 n)Electric Vehicle Charging Stations;   
 o)Parking System;
 - Presentation Video
   
13** 

Appropriate for Water System Improvements
 - Full Article text
 - Motion

 - Select Board Position Statement

   
14** 

Appropriate for Wastewater System Improvements
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement

   
15** Appropriate for School Capital Projects and Equipment
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
16 Appropriate for Public Facilities Capital Projects
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
 a)**

Public Facilities Bid Documents;

 

 

 

 

 b)**

Facility and Site Improvements:

• Building Flooring Program;

• School Paving & Sidewalks Program;

   
 c)**

Public Facilities Mechanical/Electrical System Replacements;

   
 d)**Municipal Building Envelopes and Associated Systems;   
 e)**Townwide Roofing Program;   
 f)**School Building Envelopes and Associated Systems;   
 g)

Center Recreation Complex Bathrooms & Maintenance Building Renovation;
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video

   
 h)

Space Needs for School Year 2021-22;
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video

   
 i)**

HVAC Improvements;

   
17 Appropriate to Post Employment Insurance Liability Fund
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
18** Rescind Prior Borrowing Authorizations
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
19 Establish, Amend, Dissolve and Appropriate to and from Specified Stabilization Funds
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
20** Appropriate for Prior Years’ Unpaid Bills
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
21 Amend FY2021 Operating, Enterprise and CPA Budgets
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
22** 

Appropriate for Authorized Capital Improvements
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement

   
23** Appropriate from Debt Service Stabilization Fund
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
24 Appropriate for Lexington High School Feasibility Study
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video
   
25** Amend Borrowing Authorization Conservation Land Acquisition
 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
   
GENERAL ARTICLES   
26 

Petition General Court to Amend Legislation Regarding Permanent Transportation Funding

 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (revised 3/3/21) 
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video

   
27** 

Increase in Recreation Committee Membership

 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement

   
28** 

Reducing Noise From Landscaping Equipment

 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (revised 3/3/21) 
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video

   
29 

Clean Heat-Authorize Special Legislation to Regulate Fossil Fuel Infrastructure and Adopt Bylaw Amendment Enabling Legislation

 - Full Article text
 - Motion (revised 3/18/21)
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (revised 3/3/21) 
 - Presentation Slides (revised 3/22/21)
 - Presentation Video
   
30 Full Inclusion Resolution

 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video

   
31 

Street Acceptance: Penny Lane, Winding Road and Luongo Farm Lane

 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Map 1 and Map 2 - Penny Land and Winding Road
 - Map 3 - Luongo Farm Lane

   
32 

Amend General Bylaws-Receive Appraised Value for Removed Trees

 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video

   
33 

Amend General Bylaws- Tree Bylaw: Data Collection and Education

 - Full Article text
 - Motion (revised 3/25/21)

 - Select Board Position Statement

   
 a) - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video
   
 b)    
34 

Amend General Bylaws-Tree Bylaw Fees and Mitigation Payments

 - Full Article text
 - Motion

 - Select Board Position Statement

 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video

   
35 

Amend Scenic Roads Bylaw (Citizen Petition).

 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Revised Motion
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video
 - Presentation Transcript

   
36 

Authorize Special Legislation-Development Surcharge for Affordable Housing (Citizen Petition)

 - Full Article text
 - Motion

 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (revised 3/18/21)
 - Recommendation of the Housing Partership Board
 - Presentation Slides

 - Presentation Video

   
37** 

Amend General Bylaws-Stormwater Management (Chapter 114)

 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Recommendation of the Planning Board

   
38** 

Amend General Bylaws-Trees (Chapter 120)

 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Recommendation of the Planning Board

   
ZONING ARTICLES   
39 

Amend Zoning Bylaw-Historic Preservation Incentives

 - Full Article text
 - Motion

 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Recommendation of the Planning Board
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video

   
40** 

Amend Zoning Bylaw-Retaining Walls

 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Recommendation of the Planning Board

   
41 

Amend Zoning Bylaw-Structures in Setbacks

 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Recommendation of the Planning Board
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video

   
42** 

Amend Zoning Bylaw-Floodplain Management

 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Recommendation of the Planning Board
 - Presentation Slides

   
43** 

Amend Zoning Bylaw- Technical Corrections

 - Full Article text
 - Motion
 - Select Board Position Statement
 - Recommendation of the Planning Board

   
44 

Amend Zoning Bylaw-Use and General Regulations

 - Full Article text
 - Motion

 - PB Proposed Amendment Article 44
 - Recommendation of the Planning Board
 - Recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (revised 3/18/21)
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video

   
45 

Amend Zoning Bylaw & Zoning Map -Hartwell Innovation Park

 - Full Article text
 - Motion (revised 4/5/21)

 - C.Arens Amendment
 - Recommendation of the Planning Board

 - Supplemental Planning Board Report- Article 45
 - Recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (revised 3/18/21)
 - Map of Hartwell Innovation Park
 - Presentation Slides
 - Presentation Video

   
  Dissolution of 2021 Annual Town Meeting   

* = Declared by more than the necessary 2/3rds 
** = Consent Agenda 
NOR = Notice of Reconsideration