Friday, April 26, 2013
Having voted on the Town Meeting warrant, Town Meeting dissolves until the fall Special Town Meeting.
Town Meeting is over, at least until the fall Special Town Meeting later this year. On Tuesday night, the members of Wellesley Town Meeting cast their votes on the remaining 11 articles of the Town Meeting Warrant. The warrant was completed on the sixth night of Town Meeting. Articles 1, 9, 16, 21, and 36 through 44 on the warrant did not require action on their motions. See the full results on the Scorecard at the Town Meeting Moderator's page. The six nights of the meetings are now streaming On Demand on the Wellesley Channel website.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Night five of Wellesley's annual Town Meeting brings discussion on articles 19 through 27 to a close.
Town Meeting made progress on getting through the Town Meeting Warrant's 45 total articles last night. Article 27, which relates to cluster zoning on two to four parcels was held open after a lengthy discussion which ended with a proposed amendment from Town Meeting Member David Himmelberger. The Zoning Board will take some time to consider it, and return with a decision tonight. There are a total of 45 articles on the warrant. However, of the remaining articles, numbers 36 through 44 do not require a motion. See the full results on the Scorecard at the Town Meeting Moderator's page. Town meeting will pick up again tonight at the Wellesley High School's Katherine Babson auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will also be broadcast on The …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Community Preservation Act article, number 19, leads Town Meeting tonight, on the way through the remaining warrant articles.
The end of April Vacation means not only are students going back to classes, but Wellesley Town Meeting is returning to finish the warrant. The current tally stands at 19 articles out of the 45 posted on the warrant. Here is a recap of Town Meeting's progress on each of those matters: Town Meeting Moderator Margaret Ann Metzger also reported that several of the articles required no motions: Articles 1, 9, 16, 21, and 36 through 44. Night four of Wellesley Town Meeting brought another several articles to a close. The first and second nights of Town Meeting completed discussion of the first 14 warrant articles, and night three finished brought the total to 17. See the full results on the Scorecard at the Town Meeting Moderator's page. …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
After lengthy debate, senior center design funds approved at last night's Town Meeting.
Plans for a community center in Wellesley move one step forward after Town Meeting. A ballot vote taken at last night's Town Meeting approved article 18, which would appropriate over $165,000 for design and construction documents for the proposed Tolles-Parson Senior center. The vote was 78 percent in favor of the appropiation, and came after a full night of discussion. Plans for the center currently place it adjacent to the current site of the American Legion facility and joined by a small bridge and cafe structure. The proposed 15,000 square foot facility would house not only senior center activies, but also Council on Aging offices and staff. Selectmen Chair Terri Tsagaris explained that its current site, at the Wellesley Community …
Senior center and other warrant articles decided at last night's Town Meeting.
Night four of Wellesley Town Meeting brought another several articles to a close. The first and second nights of Town Meeting completed discussion of the first 14 warrant articles, and night three finished brought the total to 17. The full town Meeting results are available on the Scorecard page. For the full warrant, see the PDF to the right, or the Town website post. There will be no town meeting next week during school vacation, so the next session of Town Meeting will be April 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wellesley High School's Katherine Babson auditorium. If another night of Town Meeting is needed, it will take place on April 23.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Batch of design projects and an upgrade to the school phone systems approved at Wellesley Town Meeting.
There are some upgrades coming to the town of Wellesley, or designs for some, within the next year. Article 17 came up during the third night of Town Meeting, which continued discussion of the Town Meeting Warrant. This article was put forward by the School Committee and Board of Selectmen, and both of the motions under it were passed by majority vote. The two motions under Article 17 were: 1) to appropriate $811,200 in design funds for a series of repair and upgrade projects around town, and 2) to upgrade the school telephone systems for the Middle School and below with $411,000. The roof on the Sprague School is about 89 years old, and reaching the end of its usable life. So too the auditorium at Wellesley Middle School, with its …
Discussion of one article continues to tomorrow night's meeting.
The third night of Town Meeting continues the discussion of the Town Meeting Warrant. The first and second nights of Town Meeting completed discussion of the first 14 warrant articles. At the beginning of last night's session, there were 21 articles remaining. Discussion of article 18, which will appropriate some money for the Tolles-Parson Senior Center, will continue tonight. The discussion was continued at 11:30 p.m. last night, with some Town Meeting Members still wishing to comment on the proposal. For the full warrant, see the PDF to the right, or the Town website post. Town Meeting continues tonight, April 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Wellesley High School's Katherine Babson auditorium. Town Meeting Moderator Margaret Ann Metzger …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Night two of the annual Wellesley Town Meeting brings the total warrant articles covered up to 14.
Last night was the second night of Wellesley Town Meeting, and Town Meeting Members and officials discussed another group of warrant articles from the annual warrant. Town Meeting Moderator Margaret Ann Metzger also reported on Monday that several of the articles required no motions: Articles 1, 9, 16, 21, and 36 through 44. For the full warrant, see the PDF to the right, or the Town website post. The first seven articles were discussed during Monday night's session. Town Meeting continues Monday night, April 8 at the Wellesley High School auditorium, at 7:30 p.m. If Town Meeting does not complete the warrant on Tuesday, there will be a week off for school vacation, and it will continue April 22.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Wellesley Town Meeting continues tonight, how far did town officials get last night?
Town Meeting opened last night, and elected officials and Town Meeting members began discussion of the Town Meeting Warrant. Of the 45 articles posted on the warrant, the meeting addressed the first seven articles posted. Town Meeting Moderator Margaret Ann Metzger also reported that several of the articles required no motions: Articles 1, 9, 16, 21, and 36 through 44. Discussion will pick up tonight with Article 8, the town's omnibus budget, discussion of which started last night. It was placed on hold at about 11:30 p.m. For the full warrant, see the PDF to the right, or the Town website post. During discussion of article 1, Town Meeting held a moment of silence for Warren Himmelberger. Himmelberger was described as informed, …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The 2013 annual Wellesley Town Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the High School tonight, and will cover the town budget among other issues.
Tonight is the beginning of the annual Town Meeting, whose topics will include everything from the annual budget to marijuana, and from library repairs to zoning. A post on the Town website includes a PDF of the entire warrant for the 2013 meeting, including all 45 warrant articles. Coincidentally, town Meeting begins on April Fools' Day this year. It is tonight, April 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Wellesley High School's Katherine Babson auditorium, and will continue tomorrow night at the same time and place. If the full list of articles is not complete after tomorrow night, it will continue next week. See the PDF to the right, or the Town website post. Check back tomorrow morning to see Town Meeting's progress, and to see where the various …