Hochleutner/Englander/Stampfer Amendment related to the Installation of Plastic Turf at Cypress Field

Petitioner: Brian Hochleutner, TMM6; Scott Englander, TMM6; Claire Stampfer, TMM5

Annual Town Meeting, May 2018

The intent of the motion is to impose restrictions on expenditure of funds so as to prohibit spending in furtherance of installation of plastic turf at Cypress Field. The motion covers not only construction funds under special appropriation 71, but also the substantial design funds under special appropriation 48, with the same condition language proposed for each.

Official Town Meeting Vote Select Board Advisory Board

Favorable Action


Final Result:

Favorable Action

Community Organization Recommendations
PAX Green Caucus
Official Text of the Article

Item 71: High School Renovation/Expansion
Appropriate, $189,200,000, to be expended under the direction of the Building Commission, with any necessary contracts to be approved by the Select Board and the School Committee to renovate and expand Brookline High School, including the acquisition and reconstruction of the property located at 111 Cypress Street and renovations or repairs to Brookline High School, the Evelyn Kirrane Aquatic Center, the Unified Arts Building, the 66 Tappan Street Gym, and Cypress Field with the condition that no money in any way related to design, procurement, or construction of Cypress Field can be encumbered or expended in furtherance of installing plastic turf on Cypress Field; and to meet the appropriation authorize the Treasurer, with approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow $186,800,000, under General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 7(1) and transfer $2,400,000 from the Town's bond premium account. Any premium received upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved by this vote, less any such premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of costs approved by this vote in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 20 of the General Laws, thereby reducing the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs by a like amount, this appropriation seeks to fund approximately $189,200,000 for construction of a large project to include renovation of Cypress Field as well as renovation and expansion of Brookline High School);