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Needham Town Meeting, 5/13/24


This year, Town Meeting ended much as it began–with a marathon length session that covered a LOT of ground. There was a lot to unpack from this five-hour meeting which encompassed both the Special Town Meeting Warrant and the remainder of items from the Annual Town Meeting. And, as with the first round, the topic of when to call it a night brought about a very vocal response. This session is currently available for streaming in the window below:

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Needham Town Meeting, Session #3

Passed by Unanimous Consent:

Special Town Meeting Article 1: AMEND THE FY2024 OPERATING BUDGET
Special Town Meeting Article 2: APPROPRIATE FOR TOWN-OWNED LAND SURVEYS
Special Town Meeting Article 3: UNPAID BILLS OF A PRIOR YEAR
Special Town Meeting Article 5: APPROPRIATE FOR AUDITORIUM UPGRADES AND IMPROVEMENTS
Special Town Meeting Article 6: RESCIND DEBT AUTHORIZATIONS
Special Town Meeting Article 7: AMEND GENERAL BY-LAWS – FINES UNDER SECTION 3.5

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Passed After Discussion

Special Town Meeting Article 4: APPROPRIATE FOR PUBLIC, EDUCATIONAL, AND GOVERNMENT (PEG) PROGRAMMING
Article 28: APPROPRIATE FOR FIRE ENGINE
Article 30: APPROPRIATE FOR QUIET ZONE PROJECT
Article 31: APPROPRIATE FOR PUBLIC WORKS INFRASTRUCTURE
Article 32: APPROPRIATE FOR PUBLIC WORKS FACILITIES IMPROVEMENTS PHASE 1 DESIGN
Article 33: APPROPRIATE FOR SEWER MAIN REPLACEMENT
Article 35: APPROPRIATE FOR WATER SERVICE CONNECTIONS
Article 39: AMEND GENERAL BY-LAWS – NON-CRIMINAL DISPOSITION/ PLASTIC BAGS
Article 40: AMEND GENERAL BY-LAWS – TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD
Article 41: AUTHORIZE SELECT BOARD TO REMOVE RESTRICTIONS
Article 42: AMEND GENERAL BY-LAWS – LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICT
Article 45: CITIZENS’ PETITION – SINGLE USE PLASTICS BAN BY-LAW

Lain on the Table (No Action)

Article 43: CITIZENS’ PETITION – RESCIND DEBT AUTHORIZATION

Referred Back to Committee

Article 44: CITIZENS’ PETITION/AMEND ZONING BY-LAW – DIMENSIONAL REGULATIONS

Failed After Discussion

Article 46: CITIZENS’ PETITION – AUTHORIZATION TO EXPEND FUNDS FOR CONSULTANT FOR MBTA COMMUNITIES ZONING

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