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March 3, 2011 Meeting Minutes
Hingham Town Hall
Present: Committee Members Manning, Asher, MacCune, Ellison, Marwill, Power, Pyles, Dwyer, Farrell, O’Meara, Kirven, Innis, Friedman
1. Call to order
Chair Jack Manning called the Advisory Committee meeting to order at 7:04 PM.
2. Warrant Articles
The following articles were heard, but no votes were taken:
Article ZZ: Supplemental Retirement Allowance
-deferred to solicit additional input from interested parties
Article WW: Sewer Operations to be Consolidated into Public Works
-deferred pending completion of engineering study
Article VV: Long Tem Lease of 2 Acres at Landfill
-deferred for modification; to be voted on March 8, 2011
Article UU: Construction Debris from Non-Residents
-deferred for modification; to be voted on March 15, 2011
The following articles were heard and voted on as noted below:
Article Z: Amend Definition of a Street
The AdCom voted unanimously to approve Article Z.
Article FF: Wind Energy Conservation Facility By-Law
The AdCom voted unanimously to take no action on Article FF.
Article C: Reports from Various Town Committees
Upon a motion duly made and seconded, the AdCom voted unanimously to re-open consideration of Article C.
The AdCom voted unanimously to approve Article C as amended to include language dismissing the Animal Shelter Site Study Committee.
3. Budget Hearing
The Committee heard the FY 2012 budget presentation from the following department (no vote was taken):
% Change from FY11
Trustees of the Bathing Beach
Level funding + $821 recommended by AdCom liaison to keep beach open through August 31, 2011 (i.e., level services).
4. Open Forum
There was a brief discussion regarding hearings scheduled for future meetings. There was also a discussion as to the appropriateness of the legal budget in the context of the upcoming vote on Article 6.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:34 PM.
Greg MacCune, Secretary