November 2017 Town Meeting

Article Number Warrant Article Title Result Town Meeting Vote
1 Release or re-appropriation of May 2017 Baldwin School Special Appropriation for an expanded purpose

Favorable Action

208-2-0

1 Revision of the Hancock Village Neighborhood Conservation District Bylaw
1 Approval of unpaid bills

No Action

Unanimous

2 Approval of collective bargaining agreements

No Action

Unanimous

3 FY2018 budget amendments

Favorable Action

214-1-0

4 Authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire real property at 111 Cypress Street by purchase or eminent domain, and appropriate funds for such purpose

Favorable Action

212-1-2

5 Release or re-appropriation of May 2017 Baldwin School Special Appropriation

No Action

Unanimous

6 Legislation to increase qualifying income limits for senior real estate tax deferrals

Favorable Action

Unanimous

7 Authorize interest rate reduction on real property tax deferrals for qualifying seniors

Favorable Action

Unanimous

8 Accept the provisions of Chapter 60 Section 3D of the Massachusetts General Laws authorizing voluntary tax bill relief donations

Favorable Action

Unanimous

9 Legislation authorizing the Board of Selectmen to grant additional liquor licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages

Favorable Action

Majority Vote

10 Motion to Refer Articles 10-15 to a Board of Selectmen appointed committee
10 Amend the Zoning By-law to establish a Hancock Village Overlay District (HVOD)

No Action

112-85-7

11 Authorize the Board of Selectmen to execute a Hancock Village Master Development Agreement
12 Authorize the Board of Selectmen to execute a Hancock Village Local Action Unit (LAU) Development Agreement
13 Authorize the Board of Selectmen to accept and enforce a Hancock Village deed restriction
14 Authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire certain real property at Hancock Village by gift or deed
15 Repeal of the Hancock Village Neighborhood Conservation District Bylaw
16 By-law amendment requiring the posting of documents associated with public meetings

Favorable Action

160-3-0

17 Establish a Tree Preservation By-law

No Action

n/a

18 Replace "Selectmen" with "Selectwomen" in Zoning and General Bylaw references

Favorable Action

155-2-0

18 Replace "Board of Selectmen" with "Select Board"

No Action

Majority Vote

19 Replace gender-specific language in Town By-laws and records with gender-neutral language

Favorable Action

Majority Vote

20 Resolution to establish Indigenous Peoples Day in Brookline

Favorable Action

168-14-23

21 Resolution to honor former Brookline resident John Wilson

Favorable Action

Unanimous

22 Resolution on Sentencing Reform and Diversion

Favorable Action

116-81-11