May 29, 2024

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Needham Annual Town Meeting, 5/6/24


Town Meeting members were in for a long and productive night when they gathered for the first session of the Annual Town Meeting. Aside from a misplaced gavel and an aborted space launch, things progressed rapidly, with over half of the warrant being resolved. Of course, some would say the end of their evening was just the beginning… This session is currently available for streaming in the window below:

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Needham Annual Town Meeting, Session #1

Withdrawn Articles:

Article 21: APPROPRIATE FOR HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS COURTS
Article 37: ACCEPT M.G.L. CH. 32 SECTION 20(6)/RETIREMENT BOARD STIPENDS
Article 48: APPROPRIATE TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND
Article 49: APPROPRIATE TO CAPITAL FACILITY FUND
Article 50: APPROPRIATE DEBT SERVICE STABILIZATION FUND

Passed by Unanimous Consent:

Article 4: FUND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT – NIPEA
Article 5: FUND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT – ITWA
Article 6: APPROPRIATE FOR NEEDHAM PROPERTY TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Article 8: APPROPRIATE FOR SMALL REPAIR GRANT PROGRAM
Article 11: APPROPRIATE FOR FIRE ALARM WIRE REMOVAL
Article 14: APPROPRIATE THE FY2025 SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND BUDGET
Article 15: APPROPRIATE THE FY2025 WATER ENTERPRISE FUND BUDGET
Article 16: SET THE ANNUAL DEPARTMENT REVOLVING FUND SPENDING LIMITS
Article 24: APPROPRIATE FY2025 CPA RESERVES
Article 25: APPROPRIATE FOR GENERAL FUND CASH CAPITAL
Article 27: APPROPRIATE FOR ATHLETIC FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS – CLAXTON FIELD
Article 29: APPROPRIATE FOR WATER FLEET REFURBISHMENT
Article 34: APPROPRIATE FOR WATER ENTERPRISE FUND CASH CAPITAL
Article 36: RESCIND DEBT AUTHORIZATIONS
Article 38: AMEND GENERAL BY-LAWS – PERIODIC GENERAL BY-LAW REVIEW
Article 47: APPROPRIATE TO ATHLETIC FACILITY IMPROVEMENT FUND

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Passed After Discussion

Article 2: COMMITTEE AND OFFICER REPORTS
Article 3: ESTABLISH ELECTED OFFICIALS’ SALARIES
Article 7: APPROPRIATE FOR FACILITIES MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
Article 9: APPROPRIATE FOR PLANNING CONSULTING ASSISTANCE
Article 10: APPROPRIATE FOR SCIENTIFIC EXPERTS & CONSULTANTS
Article 12: APPROPRIATE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSOLIDATION
Article 13: APPROPRIATE THE FY2025 OPERATING BUDGET
Article 17: AUTHORIZATION TO EXPEND STATE FUNDS FOR PUBLIC WAYS

Currently Under Discussion

Article 18: AMEND ZONING BY-LAW – AFFORDABLE HOUSING DISTRICT

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