May 2017 Town Meeting

Article Number Warrant Article Title Result Town Meeting Vote
Resolution in Support of Congressional Investigation regarding the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump

Favorable Action

158-2-13

FY2018 Special Appropriation for Brookline High School Expansion Project

Favorable Action

216-1-0

1 Appointment of Measurers of Wood and Bark

Favorable Action

Unanimous

2 Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreements

Favorable Action

Unanimous

3 Annual Authorization of Compensating Balance Agreements

Favorable Action

Unanimous

4 Report on the Close-out of Special Appropriations / Bond Authorization Rescission

No Motion Was Made

5 Approval of Unpaid Bills of a Prior Fiscal Year

No Motion Was Made

6 Acceptance of Legislation to Increase Property Tax Exemptions

Favorable Action

Unanimous

7 FY17 Budget Amendments

Favorable Action

Unanimous

8 Authorization under M.G.L. c. 44, s. 20 to apply bond premiums (less cost of issuance) to project costs and reduce the amount authorized by said reduction

Favorable Action

Unanimous

9 Annual (FY18) Appropriations Article

Favorable Action

Unanimous

9 Town Clerk's Budget amendment adding $80,000 from the Reserve Fund

Favorable Action

133-64-9

9 Wishinsky Budget Motion

Favorable Action

Unanimous

9 Appropriation for 9th School Feasibility Study and Schematic Design Services

Favorable Action

185-32-4

10 Amend Article 2.1, Section 2.1.5 (B) of the Town's General By-Laws pertaining to the distribution of articles in the Warrant for Town Meeting

Motion to Refer Passed

n/a

10 Referral of the Article pertaining to the distribution of articles in the Warrant for Town Meeting to the Select Board

Favorable Action

173-36-3

11 Deletion of Article 3.1, Section 3.1.7 of the Town's General By-Laws and adoption of a new Article 4.9 of the Town's General By-Laws - Election Campaigns

Favorable Action

192-4-0

12 Create a new Article 3.23 in the Town's General By-Laws pertaining to the Brookline Commission on Disability

Favorable Action

Unanimous

13 Amend Article 8.23, Section 8.23.5 of the Town's General By-Laws - Limiting the Issuance of Tobacco Sales Permits

Favorable Action

Majority Vote

13 Select Board Substitute Motion to Limit the Issuance of Tobacco Sales Permits

No Action

50-142-2

14 Amend Section 2.18 of the Town's Zoning By-Law - adding Recreational Marijuana Establishment, & amend Section 4.07 of the Town's Zoning By-law to establish a moratorium on recreational marijuana establishments and related uses

Favorable Action

Two-Thirds Majority

15 Amendment to Section 7.08 of the Town's Zoning By-Law - Signs, Illumination, & Regulated Facade Alterations - to authorize administrative approval of certain signs and awnings

Favorable Action

Unanimous

16 Authorize a 20 year lease of the Runkle School rooftop to host a Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Installation

Favorable Action

Unanimous

17 Acceptance of a permanent easement for pedestrian passage over land located at 1180 Boylston Street

Favorable Action

Unanimous, with 1 Abstention

18 Accept the provisions of General Laws Chapter 90, Section 17C - to establish speed limits of 25 miles per hour for thickly settled or business districts

Favorable Action

176-18-4

19 Accept the provisions of General Laws Chapter 90, Section 18B - to establish speed limits of 20 miles per hour for safety zones

Favorable Action

159-28-6

20 Resolution Committing Brookline to Uphold and Adhere to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Favorable Action

Unanimous

21 Resolution Regarding a Net Zero Energy Ninth Elementary School and the expansion of Brookline High School

Favorable Action

183-0-6

22 Resolution to Support the Town Of Brookline's participation in the Government Alliance On Race And Equity (GARE)

Favorable Action

Unanimous

23 Select Board Alternate: Resolution in support of a local option gasoline tax

No Action

43-157-6

23 Resolution in support of a local option gasoline tax

Favorable Action

175-26-11