Town Meeting Minutes 05/29/2012
 WARRANT and MINUTES
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

WARRANT – Annual Town Meeting, Tuesday, May 29, 2012
HAMPDEN, ss
To any and all constables in the Town of Holland, County of Hampden
GREETINGS
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Holland qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs, to meet at the Holland Elementary School Auditorium in said Town on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM, then and there to act on all business on the Annual Town Meeting Warrant except the election of such officers and the determination of such matters as are required by law to be determined by ballot, which election shall be held on Monday, June 11, 2012, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM, to wit:

ARTICLE #1       To choose by ballot all necessary Town Officers for the ensuing terms:  Selectman, (one) 3 yr.; Assessor, (one) 3 yr.; Board of Health, (one) 3 yr.;
Cemetery, (one) 3 yr.; Constable, (one) 3 yr.;  Library Trustee, (three) 1 yr., 2 yr., 3 yr.;  Planning Board, (one) 5 yr.; School Committee, (two) 3 yr.; Sealer of Weights and Measures, (one) 3 yr.; Tantasqua Representative (one) 3 yr.; Tax Collector (one) 3yr.; Treasurer (one) 3 yr.; Tree Warden (one) 3 yr.; Water Commissioner (one) 3 yr.; or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

ARTICLE #2 To hear the reports of the Town Officers and outstanding committees, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #2 PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

ARTICLE #3 To see if the Town will vote to fix the salary and compensation of all officers of the Town, effective from July 1, 2012, as provided by Section 108 of Chapter 41 of the General Laws, as amended and raised and appropriate or transfer from available funds a sum of money thereto, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #3 PASSED UNANIMOUSLY



ARTICLE #4 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, borrow or transfer from available funds such sums of money as may be necessary to defray the expenses of the Town for the ensuing twelve month fiscal period, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #4 PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

ARTICLE #5 To see if the Town will vote to re-appropriate and transfer any remaining balance on June 30, 2012 from Fiscal Year 2012 line item, Town Counsel Expense, to be added to the Fiscal Year 2013, Town Counsel Expense, or take any other action relative thereto line item.
ARTICLE #5 PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

ARTICLE #6 To see if the Town will vote to re-appropriate and transfer any remaining balance on June 30, 2012 from Fiscal Year 2012 line item, Dam and Boat Ramp Maintenance, to be added to the Fiscal Year 2013 line item, Dam and Boat Ramp Maintenance, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #6 PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

ARTICLE #7 To see if the Town will vote to raise, appropriate, borrow or lease or transfer from available funds $35,000.00 for the purchase of a new Pickup Truck, for the Fire Department, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #7 MOTION TO BORROW-  PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

ARTICLE #8 To see if the Town will vote to establish a five member Holland Trails Committee to apply for grants and gifts for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and promoting trails in the Town.  Members to be Holland residents and appointed by the Selectmen for one year terms, with the chairperson to be elected by the committee members, commencing July 1, 2012, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #8 PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

ARTICLE #9 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to establish a revolving fund per M.G.L. c.44, §3E1/2 to which shall be credited all fees for use of the Senior Center, and which may be expended with the approval of the Senior Center Director and the Board of Selectmen, in amounts so credited, for the expenses of the Senior Center to be limited to $10,000.00 any balance except amounts up to $1,000.00 at the end of FY13 will revert to the General Fund, said remaining amounts to be added to a new revolving fund approved for the same purpose, or take any other action relative thereto.  
ARTICLE #9 PASSED UNANIMOUSLY
ARTICLE #10 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, borrow or transfer from available funds a sum of money to cover snow and ice deficit, or take any other action relative thereto.  
ARTICLE #10-MOTION TO TABLE-PASSED UNANIMOUSLY. ARTICLE TABLED.

ARTICLE #11 To see if the Town will vote to transfer the balance for the FY12 Tax Title Expense account in the amount of $18,000.00, to the FY13 Tax Title Expense account, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #11 PASSED

ARTICLE #12 To see if the Town will vote to have the funds voted for the General Highway Account expended with the approval of the Selectmen, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #12 PASSED

ARTICLE #13 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Library Trustees to appoint a Librarian, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #13 PASSED

ARTICLE #14 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Cemetery Commissioners to draw interest on the Perpetual Care Funds to be used on said lots, and also the interest on General Care Funds to be used for burials and general maintenance, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #14 PASSED

ARTICLE #15 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Tree Warden bill the appropriate utility company, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #15 PASSED

ARTICLE #16 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, borrow or transfer from available funds a sum of money to the General Stabilization account, in accordance with M.G.L. c. 40, section 5B, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE 16-MOTION-TO RAISE AND APPROPRIATE $42,346.00 AND TRANSFER $2,678.00 FROM FREE CASH FOR A TOTAL OF $45,024.00-PASSED



ARTICLE # 17 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to expend as available funds Highway Chapter 90 Grant monies from Chapter 30/200 in the amount of  $_______ with the approval of the State Highway Department, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #17-MOTION-$158,694 OR ANY OTHER SUCH AMOUNT AS THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS APPROVES. PASSED

ARTICLE #18 To see if the Town will vote to give Selectmen signatory authority for the execution of license number DACW33-3-68-77 which grants the Town of Holland the right to cross government-owned property at the East Brimfield Dam and Reservoir Project, Massachusetts, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #18 PASSED

ARTICLE #19 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Building Commissioner to establish a revolving fund per M.G.L. c. 44, §53E½ to which shall be credited all building permit and inspection fees and which may be expended with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, in the amounts so credited, for payment of inspections and clerical services and the other expenses of the Building Department to be limited to $24,000, any balance at the end of FY13 in excess of $1,500 to revert to the General Fund, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #19 PASSED


ARTICLE #20 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Health to establish a revolving account per M.G.L. c. 44, §53E ½ for permit and inspection fees under its authority, to pay as authorized by the Board of Health a registered Sanitarian fees for services rendered in conjunction with same, for other services or fees authorized by the Board of Health required in the course of enforcing State and Local Board of Health regulations, to be limited to $15,000, any balance except amounts up to $15,000at the end of FY13 will revert to the General Fund, said remaining
amounts to be added to a new revolving fund approved for the same purpose, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #20 PASSED






ARTICLE #21 To see if the Town will vote to authorize revolving funds for FY2013, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, §53E1/2 of the General Laws, as amended, for the following purposes:



Revolving Fund
Authorized  to Spend      
Revenue Source                
Use of Fund
Spending Limit

Cemetery Commission
Cemetery Commission
Burial Fees
Excavations,Burial
Costs,Maintenance
$5,000
Library Trustees
Library
Trustees
Fines & Book Sale Receipts
Purchase of
Books
$600
Electrical Inspector
Electrical Inspector

Permit and Inspection fees
Fees and expenses
of electrical insp.
$2,000
Plumbing
Inspector
Plumbing Inspector
Permit and Inspection fees
Fees and expenses
of Pluming insp.
$2,000
Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals

All fees
Fees and operating expenses of ZBA
$2,000
Fire Dept.
Fire Chief
Permits,
Inspection
fees, hazardous material fees
Materials and equipment for:Fire prevention, public safety, education, and hazardous materials response
$3,000
Animal Control Officer(s)

Animal Control Officer(s)
Fines and fees
Food, supplies, fees and expenses of the A.C.O.
$5,000
Conservation
Commission

Conservation
Commission
fees
Fees and operating expense of Conservation Commission
$2,000
Planning Board

Planning Board
fees
Fees and operating expense of the Planning Board
$500.00
Cable Commission

Cable Commission
fees
Fees and operating expense of Cable Commission
$100.00

Or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #21 PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

ARTICLE #22 To see if the Town will vote, in accordance with M.G.L. c.40, section 4A, authorize the Board of Health to enter into an InterMunicipal agreement with one or more other governmental units to provide public health services which the Board of Health is authorized to perform, in accordance with an InterMunicipal Mutual Aid Agreement to be entered into between the Town and various governmental units, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #22 PASSED
ARTICLE #23 To see if the Town will vote to transfer from Free Cash the sum of $11,245 for a required pump test submittal of a Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection BRP WS 37 Permit Application and required documentation for the public water supply well at the Holland Senior Center, or take any action relative thereto.
ARTICLE #23 PASSED

ARTICLE #24 To see if the Town will vote to re-appropriate to FY13 any remaining balance in the Chapter 32B line item, or take any action relative thereto.

ARTICLE # 24-MOTION TO AMEND BY ADDING “NOT TO EXCEED $80,000” AFTER LINE ITEM, PASSED.
























And you are hereby directed to serve this warrant, by posting up attested copies thereof at five (5) conspicuous places in said town, at least seven days (7) before the time of holding said meeting.

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

Given under this twenty second day of May in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twelve.



James Wettlaufer, Chairman              Constable



Christian Petersen, Clerk               A True Copy, Attest:



Michael Kennedy                 Kristin LaPlante
                                        Town Clerk