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May 17, 2022
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 pm on Zoom

Tuesday, May 17, 2022



Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm via Zoom Meeting


Due to current public health concerns, meetings will be conducted virtually using a video-conferencing platform plus phone dial-in.  


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AGENDA (All times are approximate)


Public Comment

6:30 pm     Members of the public may sign up to speak during the meeting (2-3 minutes per person, depending on the number of speakers) or send written public comments. Please sign up or send your written comments to Lisa Portscher ([email protected]) by noon. All public comments are included in the minutes and become part of the public record.


Public Meeting

6:45 pm     Discussion and possible vote on: 

Article 12: Amend Article 3.14 of the Town’s General By-Laws to revise the discrimination complaint process. (CDICR) 

Article 13: Amend Article 5.5, 10.2 and 10.3 of the Town’s General By-Laws to revise corresponding references found in article 3.14 related to the discrimination complaint process. (CDICR) 

7:30 pm     Discussion & possible vote to amend previous votes on Warrant Articles, including, but not limited to:

Article 27: Amend Article 8.31 of the Town’s General Bylaws pertaining to leaf blowers (Warner et al)

Article 11: Acceptance of Section 103(j) of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 32 - Increase the Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) base for retirees from $13,000 to $15,000 (Retirement Board)

                  Article 23: Resolution to create an Athletic Field Surface Task Force (Toffel)

8:00 pm     Presentation of Community Preservation Act Budgeting Procedures

8:20 pm     Other Business

The public is welcome to attend. You can view and download the agenda, register for the meeting using the Zoom joining link, and access related documents on the Town Calendar.  Public comment is welcome only during the public comment and hearing portion of the agenda.  The Advisory Committee welcomes written comments, which will be circulated to members of the Committee if they are sent to [email protected] no later than noon on the day of the meeting. Subcommittees of the Advisory Committee hold public hearings on any matter on which the Advisory Committee makes a recommendation to Town Meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in subcommittee public hearings if they wish to comment on any item under deliberation by the subcommittee. All public comments become part of the public record. Any member of the public may make an audio or video recording of an open session of a public meeting. They must first notify the chair and must comply with reasonable requirements regarding audio or video equipment established by the chair so as not to interfere with the meeting.  

Dennis Doughty, Chair 617-739-7266 [email protected]

Carla Benka, Vice-Chair 617-277-6102 [email protected]

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