November 2019 Town Meeting

Article Number Warrant Article Title Petitioner Green Caucus Endorsements Brookline For Everyone Endorsements PAX Endorsements Town Meeting Vote Town Meeting Result
Home Rule Petition to allow who have reached the age of 16 or older, to register and vote in municipal elections within the Town Select Board

143-71-6

Favorable Action

Amend the General By-Laws by amending Section 8.37.5 to modify the hours of operation of Marijuana Establishments Citizen Petition

Favorable Action

161-64-5

Favorable Action

Amend the General By-Laws by amending Section 8.37.5 to add a new subsection 18 to limit purchases by customers on a reserve ahead basis Citizen Petition

No Action

106-118-3

No Action

Resolution requesting the Select Board create a study committee to assess the effectiveness of Brookline's marijuana by-laws and policies Citizen Petition

No Action

119-110-2

Favorable Action

1 Approval of unpaid bills Select Board

Unanimous

No Action

2 Approval of collective bargaining agreements Human Resources

Unanimous

No Action

3 FY2020 budget amendments Select Board

Favorable Action on Item C regarding TNC fee revenue

Favorable Action

Favorable Action

4 Driscoll Appropriation: Advisory Committee Amendment Advisory Committee

84-136-5

No Action

4 Appropriation for a four section Driscoll School C. Scott Ananian, TMM 10, (correspondent), Dave Gacioch, TMM 13, Beth Gilligan, Jesse Gray, TMM 10, Andreas Liu, TMM 10, Kim Loscalzo, A. Nicole McClelland, TMM 11

203-13-10

Favorable Action

4 Driscoll Appropriation: Friedman Amendment

25-190-8

No Action

5 Authorization for the disposal and sale of the real property at 15-19 Oak Street Mariah Nobrega, TMM4, Neil Wishinsky, TMM5, Ben Franco, Select Board Member

147-77-3

No Action (Requires 2/3 Majority)

6 Resolution pertaining to the annual stipends received by members of the Select Board and other committees Nicole McClelland TMM11, Mariah Nobrega TMM4, Neil Wishinsky TMM5

Favorable Action

100-103-12

No Action

7 Resolution pertaining to the maintenance of pavement markings Christi Electris, TMM7; Robert M. Miller, TMM8

Favorable Action

Favorable Action

206-2-3

Favorable Action

8 Legislation authorizing the Select Board to offer a senior discount program for water and sewer rates Select Board

Favorable Action

Favorable Action

9 Resolution pertaining to the establishment of a real estate transfer fee Wendy MacMillan, TMM4; David Lescohier, TMM11; Deborah Brown, TMM1

Favorable Action

Favorable Action

139-44-17

Favorable Action

10 Amend Article 4.9 of the Town's General By-laws to dissolve the Committee on Campaigns Select Board

Town Meeting is Upcoming

11 Authorization for the termination and relocation of certain sewer and drainage easements at Kerrigan Place Department of Public Works, Peter Ditto, Town Engineer

Town Meeting is Upcoming

12 Authorization to enter into Solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for rooftop solar photovoltaic installations on certain Town properties Select Board

Favorable Action

Favorable Action

Town Meeting is Upcoming

13 Amend Section 4.07 of the Town's Zoning By-Law to allow Accessory Ground-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations The Department of Planning & Community Development; Co-petitioners: Blake Cady; David Lescohier, TMM11; David Lowe, TMM11; Scott Englander, TMM6; Willy Osborn.

Favorable Action

Favorable Action

Town Meeting is Upcoming

14 Amend Section 6.04 of the Zoning By-law pertaining to electric vehicle parking C. Scott Ananian, TMM 10, (correspondent) Jesse Gray, TMM 10

Favorable Action

Favorable Action

Town Meeting is Upcoming

15 Amend Section 6.02 of the Zoning By-law to eliminate minimum parking requirements and establish maximum parking ratios for storefront uses within the Transit Parking Overlay District (TPOD) Linda Olson Pehlke, TMM 2, and Paul Saner, TMM 13

Favorable Action

Favorable Action

Favorable Action

Town Meeting is Upcoming

16 Resolution pertaining to E-Scooters and other micro-mobility devices Paul Warren, TMM1 and Heather Hamilton, Select Board Member

No Action

No Action

Majority Vote

Favorable Action

17 Resolution pertaining to Open-Air Parking Licenses and Electric Vehicle Charging Outlets C. Scott Ananian, TMM 10, (correspondent) Jesse Gray, TMM 10

Favorable Action

Favorable Action

Town Meeting is Upcoming

18 Amend the Town's Zoning By-laws to change the definition of "lodger" and permit certain short term lodging Scott Gladstone and Isaac Silberberg

173-21-4

Refer to Town Planning Department

19 Amend the Town's Zoning By-law to allow Accessory Dwelling Units Roger Blood

Favorable Action

Favorable Action

Town Meeting is Upcoming

20 Amend the Town's Zoning By-law to allow Micro Unit Dwellings in the Coolidge Corner General Business District Robert Zuker

Favorable Action

Favorable Action

Town Meeting is Upcoming

21 Adoption of a new General By-Law prohibiting new fossil fuel infrastructure in major construction Jesse Gray (TMM-10), Werner Lohe (TMM-13), Alan Leviton, Lisa Cunningham (TMM-15), Diane Sokal, Daria Mark, Cora Weissbourd, Kathleen Scanlon (TMM-3), Heather Hamilton (SB), Raul Fernandez (SB), and Nancy Heller (SB)

Favorable Action

Favorable Action

Town Meeting is Upcoming

22 Amend Article 8.31 of the Town's General By-laws to prohibit the use of gasoline powered leaf blowers Donald Warner

Town Meeting is Upcoming

23 Amend Article 8.31 of the Town's General By-laws to prohibit blowing leaves and debris onto public property Donald Warner

Favorable Action

Town Meeting is Upcoming

24 Amend Article 3.14 of the Town's General By-laws pertaining to the Commission for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations and Citizen Complaints Arthur Wellington Conquest III, TMM6

Favorable Action

Town Meeting is Upcoming

25 Adoption of a new General By-law prohibiting the Town from using Face Surveillance Amy Hummel, TMM12

Favorable Action

Town Meeting is Upcoming

26 Rename the Coolidge Corner School the "Florida Ruffin Ridley School" School Committee; Deborah Brown, TMM1; Anne Greenwald, TMM8; Maya Norton

Favorable Action

195-15-13

Favorable Action

27 Rename the Coolidge Corner School the "Ethel Weiss School" Larry Ruttman

No Action

22-182-17

No Action

28 Rename the Coolidge Corner School the "Robert I. Sperber School" Lee L. Selwyn, TMM13

No Action

Wasn't Moved

Town Meeting is Upcoming

29 Resolution pertaining to an Economic-Equity Advancement Fund Donelle S. O'Neal Sr., TMM4

No Recommendation

Town Meeting is Upcoming

30 Adoption of a new General By-Law pertaining to the establishment of a Brookline Community Engagement Plan Deborah Brown, TMM1, Mariah Nobrega, TMM4, and Samuel Botsford

Town Meeting is Upcoming

31 Resolution pertaining to the Town's response to Climate Change Jules Milner-Brage, TMM12; Susan Helms Daley; Scott Englander, TMM6; Heather Hamilton, Select Board Member; Blake Cady; C. Scott Ananian, TMM10; Eileen Berger, TMM15; John Bowman; John Harris, TMM8; Linda Olson Pehlke, TMM2; Willy Osborn

Favorable Action

Favorable Action

192-1-5

Favorable Action

32 Amend the Town's General By-laws to replace "Chairman" and "Chairperson" with "Chair" Neil Gordon, TMM1, and Hadassah Margolis, TMM8

Favorable Action

Town Meeting is Upcoming

33 Amend the Town's General By-laws to replace references to "inhabitants" and "Citizens" Neil Gordon, TMM1

Favorable Action

Town Meeting is Upcoming

34 Amend the Town's General By-laws regarding eligibility for membership on boards, commissions and committees Neil Gordon, TMM1

Favorable Action

Town Meeting is Upcoming