2018 Town Meetings

Began March 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

Continues on Monday and Wednesday evenings until all business has been concluded.

Meetings are not held on holidays or during school vacation weeks.

Town Meeting usually meets at:
Margery Milne Battin Hall
Cary Memorial Building
1605 Massachusetts Avenue

Note: Hearing devices are available at Town Meeting. For other accommodations or special needs, please contact the Human Services Department at 781-698-4840.

Meeting Materials

Votes of Town Meeting Members

Reports, Articles, Presentations & Other Documents

ArticlePartSubject & Links to DocumentsSessionActionVote
1N/ANotice of ElectionN/AN/AN/A
2N/AElection of Deputy Moderator
- Full Article 2 Text (PDF)
- Article 2 Motion (PDF)
March 26, 2018AdoptedUnan Vv.
2N/AReports of Town Boards, Officers and CommitteesN/AN/AN/A
2N/A- Report of the Town Manager (PDF)April 2, 2018Received and Placed on FileUnan Vv.
2N/AReport of the Capital Expenditures Committee (PDF) (CEC)
- Updates to, and Errata in, the CEC Report (PDF) (April 20, 2018)
April 2, 2018Received and Placed on FileUnan Vv.
2N/A- Report of the Appropriation Committee (PDF) (AC)April 2, 2018Received and Placed on FileUnan Vv.
2N/A- Report of Cary Lecture SeriesMarch 26, 2018Received and Placed on FileUnan Vv.
2N/A- Planning Board Report (PDF)
- Planning Board Presentation (PDF)
March 28, 2018Received and Placed on FileUnan Vv.
2N/A- Report of Superintendent of Lexington Public Schools (PDF)March 28, 2018Received and Placed on FileUnan Vv.
2N/A- Report of Superintendent of Minuteman Regional High School (PDF)April 2, 2018Received and Placed on FileUnan Vv.
2N/A- Report of Community Preservation Committee (PDF)April 4, 2018Received and Placed on FileUnan Vv.
3NAppointments to Cary Lecture Series
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
March 26, 2018AdoptedUnan Vv


Financial Articles

ArticlePartSubject & Links to DocumentsSessionActionVote
4N/AAppropriate FY2019 Operating Budget
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF) - FY19 Budget Presentation
April 2, 2018Adopted (2/3)170-1-1
5N/AAppropriate FY2019 Enterprise Funds Budgets
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted142-0-1
6N/AAppropriate for Senior Services Program
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
7N/AAppropriate for Advice and Analysis - Getting To Net Zero
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
April 2, 2018Adopted135-0-3
8N/AAppropriate to Create Diversity Advisory Task Force
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted144-1-3
9N/AEstablish and Continue Departmental Revolving Funds
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted140-0-2
10N/AAppropriate the FY2019 Community Preservation Committee Operating Budget and CPA Projects
- Full Article Text (PDF)
Motion (PDF) (Revised March 30, 2018)
- Presentation (PDF)



10N/AAppropriation of Reserves, sections 1 to 4April 4, 2018AdoptedUnan Vv.
10aConservation Land AcquisitionApril 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
10bCommunity Center Sidewalk - $365,000
- Presentation (PDF)
April 4, 2018Adopted/NOR M.Andersen126-19-10
10cArchives and Records Management/Records Conservation and Preservation - $20,000April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
10d9 Oakland Street - $200,000
- Presentation (PDF)
April 4, 2018Adopted153-2-3
10ePublic Grounds Irrigation Improvements - $100,000 ($40,000 CPA)April 4, 2018Adopted145-1-4
10fPlayground Replacement Program- Bowman School - $302,000
- Presentation (PDF)
April 4, 2018Adopted149-1-2
10gAthletic Facility Lighting - $975,000
- Presentation for g, h and i (PDF)
April 4, 2018Adopted148-0-1
10hCenter Track and Field Reconstruction - $3,340,000
- Presentation for g, h and i (PDF)
April 4, 2018Adopted (2/3)149-0-2
10iOld Reservoir Bathhouse Design - $75,000
- Presentation for g, h and i (PDF)
April 4, 2018Adopted137-1-1
10jLowell Street/Farmview Affordable Housing Supplemental Funds - $1,400,000
- Presentation (PDF)
April 4, 2018Adopted144-14-6
10kCPA Debt Service - $2,314,516April 4, 2018Adopted136-0-1
10lAdministrative Budget - $150,000April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
11N/AAppropriate for Westview Cemetery Building Construction
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
April 9, 2018Indefinitely PostponedUnan Vv.
12N/AAppropriate for Lexington Children's Place Construction
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted (2/3)144-2-5
13N/AAppropriate for 45 Bedford Street/Fire Station Replacement.
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted (2/3)143-0-2
14N/AAppropriate for Police Station Rebuild-Design
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted (2/3)144-0-2
15N/AAppropriate for Recreation Capital Projects..
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
16N/AAppropriate for Municipal Capital Projects and Equipment
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF) (Revised April 20, 2018)



16aHydrant Replacement Program;April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
16bStorm Drainage Improvements and NPDES compliance;April 23, 2018Adopted151-0-1
16cComprehensive Watershed Stormwater Management Study and Implementation;April 23, 2018Adopted (2/3)153-0-1
16dTownwide Culvert Replacement;April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
16eCenter Streetscape Improvements- Design;April 23, 2018AdoptedUnan. Vv
16fAutomatic Meter Reading System;April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
16gSidewalk Improvements;April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
16hEquipment Replacement;April 23, 2018Adopted (2/3)152-0-2
16iTownwide Signalization Improvements;April 23, 2018Adopted (2/3)149-0-3
16jPelham Road Sidewalk and Roadway Improvements;
- Presentation (PDF)
April 23, 2018Adopted (2/3)140-5-7
16kStreet Improvements;April 23, 2018Adopted (2/3)151-2-2
16lHartwell Area TMOD Plan Update;
- Presentation (PDF)
April 23, 2018Adopted (2/3)151-0-3
16mTransportation Mitigation;April 23, 2018Adopted150-2-2
16nMunicipal Technology Improvement Program;April 23, 2018Adopted151-0-2
16oApplication Implementation; andApril 23, 2018Adopted149-0-2
16pNetwork Core Equipment Replacement;April 23, 2018Adopted151-0-2
16qPolice Radio Console Equipment Replacement;April 23, 2018Adopted149-0-1
17N/AAppropriate for Water System Improvements
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
18N/AAppropriate for Wastewater System Improvements
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
19N/AAppropriate for School Capital Projects and Equipment
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
April 23, 2018Adopted (2/3)137-2-1
20N/AAppropriate for Public Facilities Capital Projects
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
N/AN/AN/A
20aSelectmen Meeting Room High Definition Broadcasting Upgrade;April 23, 2018Adopted149-0-2
20bPublic Facilities Bid Documents;April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
20cFacility and Site Improvements
Building Flooring Program;
School Paving Program;
April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
20dPublic Service Building Vehicle Storage Area-Floor Drainage System;
- Presentation (PDF)
April 23, 2018Adopted149-0-2
20eMunicipal Building Envelopes and Systems;April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
20fCommunity Center Expansion-Design
- Presentation (PDF)
April 23, 2018Not Adopted46-99-6
20gSchool Building Envelopes and Systems;April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
20hLHS Security Upgrade; and4/23/18Adopted117-16-6
20iPublic Facilities Mechanical/Electrical System ReplacementsApril 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
21N/AAppropriate to Reimburse Resident for Sewer Back Up (Citizen Article)
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
April 9, 2018Not Adopted/NOR R. Rotberg55-80-15
22N/AVisitors Center Funding
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation 1 (PDF)
- Presentation 2 (PDF)
April 2, 2018Adopted (2/3)124-30-12
23N/AVisitor Center Funding (Citizen Article)
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
April 11, 2018Indefinitely PostponedUnan Vv.
24N/AAppropriate to Post Employment Insurance Liability Fund
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted128-2-4
25N/ARescind Prior Borrowing Authorizations
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
4/23/18Adopted137-0-2
26N/AEstablish, Dissolve and Appropriate To and From Specified Stabilization Funds
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted (2/3)136-0-2
27N/AAppropriate To General Stabilization Fund
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
28N/AAppropriate From Debt Service Stabilization Fund
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted (CA)137-0-1
29N/AAppropriate For Prior Years' Unpaid Bills
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
4/23/18Indefinitely PostponedUnan. Vv
30N/AAmend FY2018 Operating, Enterprise and CPA Budgets
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF) (Revised April 23, 2018)
4/23/18Adopted137-0-1
31N/AAppropriate For Authorized Capital Improvements
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
4/23/18AdoptedUnan. vv


General Articles

ArticlePartSubject & Links to DocumentsSessionActionVote
32N/AAmend General Bylaw- Regarding Financial Committees (Citizen Article)
- Full Article Text (PDF)
Motion (PDF) (Revised March 28, 2018)
- Changes to Chapters 29 and 118 (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted138-0-2
33N/AAmend Town Bylaw- Ban Plastic Bags (Citizen Article), as amended
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
- Information Sheet 1 (PDF)
- Information Sheet 2 (PDF)
March 26, 2018Adopted158-10-3
34N/AResolution To Make Lexington a "Welcoming, Inclusive, Safe Community" (Citizen Article)
- Full Article Text (PDF)
Motion (PDF) (Revised March 30, 2018)
- Safe Community Act (PDF)
Presentation (PDF) (Revised April 3, 2018)
- TMMA Presentation (PDF)
- Handout (PDF)
April 4, 2018Adopted153-5-2
35N/AResolution to Request Warrant Articles to be Accompanied by Financial Projections (Citizen Article)
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
March 26, 2018Indefinitely PostponedUnan. Vv.
36N/AAmend General Bylaws to Repeal Prohibition of Recreational Marijuana Establishments in Town (Citizen Article)
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
March 28, 2018Not Adopted24-124-8
37N/AAccept Massachusetts General Law Chapter 59, Clause 5C½
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
April 9, 2018Adopted145-0-2


Planning / Land Use Articles

ArticlePartSubject & Links to DocumentsSessionActionVote
38N/AAmend Zoning Bylaw and Map in Commercial District/Marrett Road (Citizen Article).
- Full Article Text (PDF)
Motion (PDF) (Revised March 28, 2018)
- Presentation (PDF)
- Planning Board Presentation (PDF)
- Planning Board report (PDF)
March 28, 2018Adopted (2/3)144-12-5
39N/AAmend General Bylaws -Turning Mill Neighborhood Conservation District
- Full Article Text (PDF)
Motion (PDF) (Revised April 10, 2018)
- Motion and Complete Bylaw (PDF)
- Planning Board and Historical Commission Presentation (PDF)
- Planning Board and Historical Commission Report (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
- Study Report (PDF)
- Slideshow on Conservation District Commission Page
April 11, 2018Adopted147-6-1
40N/AAmend General Bylaws-Pierce-Lockwood Neighborhood Conservation District
- Full Article Text (PDF)
Motion (PDF) (Revised April 10, 2018)
- Motion and Complete Bylaw (PDF)
- Planning Board and Historical Commission Presentation (PDF)
- Planning Board and Historical Commission Report (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
April 11, 2018Adopted146-7-2
41N/AWright Farm Parcel Split (241 Grove Street)
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
- 241 Grove Street Plan of Land (PDF)
- Property Map (PDF)
March 26, 2018Adopted161-1-1
42N/AAmend Zoning Bylaw for Special Permits (Citizen Article) - as amended, referred back to BOS
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
- Planning Board report (PDF)
- Planning Board presentation (PDF)
April 11, 2018Adopted/NOR R. Canale124-20-4
43N/AAmend Chapter 135 Zoning Bylaw (Citizen Article)
- Full Article Text (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF)
- Planning Board report (PDF)
March 28, 2018Not Adopted4-148-6
44N/AAmend the General Bylaws- Demolition Delay Amendments
- Full Article Text (PDF)
Motion (PDF) (Revised March 28, 2018)
- Chapter 19 changes (PDF)
March 28, 2018Adopted145-0-2
45N/AAmend Chapter 447 of the Acts of 1956
- Full Article Text (PDF)
Motion (PDF) (Revised April 10, 2018)
- Report (PDF) (Revised April 6, 2018)
April 11, 2018AdoptedUnan Vv.
N/AN/ADissolution of 2018 Annual Town Meeting4/23/18AdoptedUnan Vv.


Key

  • (2/3) = Adopted by more than the necessary 2/3rds
  • (4/5) = Adopted by more than the necessary 4/5ths
  • CA = Consent Agenda
  • Vv. = Voice vote
  • Unan. Vv = Unanimous voice vote
  • NOR = Notice of Reconsideration