2023 Annual Town Meeting

The 2023 Annual Town Meeting (ATM) will begin on Monday, March 20.

Documents will be added as they become available.

  • Annual Town Meeting Warrant (PDF) (the articles to be considered at the ATM)
  • Consent Agenda (PDF) (marked with CA in the table)
    These are articles proposed to be acted on collectively, by a single vote; see document for details.
  • Consent Agenda with Article Descriptions (PDF)
  • Open Articles Report (PDF)

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Reports, Articles, Presentations & Other Documents

ArticlePartSubject & Links to DocumentsSessionActionVote (VV: voice vote)
1
Notice of Election
- Article (PDF)



2
Election Of Deputy Moderator And Reports Of Town Boards, Officers And Committees
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



2
Election of Deputy Moderator


2
Reports of Town Boards, Officers and Committees:


2
- Report of the Select Board (PDF)


2
- Town Manager Budget Presentation
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Presentation Video



2
- Report of the Capital Expenditures Committee (PDF) (CEC)


2
- Report of the Appropriation Committee (PDF)


2
Report of Cary Lecture Series (PDF)
- Cary Lecture Series Report Video



2
- Report of the Planning Board
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Presentation Video



2
- Report of Superintendent of Lexington Public Schools
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Presentation Video



2
- Report of Superintendent of Minuteman Regional High School
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Presentation Video



2
- Report of Community Preservation Committee (PDF) (CPC)
- Update to the Report of the CPC (PDF)



2
- Report of the Special Permit Residential Development Ad Hoc Committee (PDF)


3
Appointments to Cary Lecture Series
Article (PDF)
Motion (PDF)
- Presentation Video
- Select Board Position Statement (PDF)




Financial Articles

ArticlePartSubject & Links to DocumentsSessionActionVote (VV: voice vote)
4N/AAppropriate Fiscal Year 2024 Operating Budget
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Select Board Position Statement (PDF)



5
Appropriate FY2024 Enterprise Funds Budgets
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



6
Establish Qualifications for Tax Deferrals
Article (PDF)
Motion (PDF)



7
Appropriate to Affordable Housing Trust
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



8
Evaluation of Archaeological Resource Potential
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



9
Establish and Continue Departmental Revolving Funds
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



10
Appropriate for the FY2024 Community Preservation Committee Operating Budget and CPA Projects
-  Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)




aStone Building Design and Repairs




bMunroe Center for the Arts




cHancock-Clarke Barn Restoration




dArchives and Record Management




eFirst Parish Church Clock Restoration




fEast Village Clock at Follen Church Restoration




gWillard’s Woods Site Improvements




hWhipple Hill Trail Repair, Fire Access




iLincoln Park Field Improvements including Lighting
- Background & meeting information (PDF)




jPark and Playground Improvements, Bridge School




kPark and Playground Improvements, Justin Park




lPublic Grounds Irrigation Improvements




mTransforming Trees into Art, Birds of New England
- Presentation Slides (PDF)




nAffordable Housing Trust Funding




oLexHAB Property Acquisition Prefunding




pLexHAB Rehabilitation/Preservation and Installation of Solar Panels




qProjected Debt Service




rAdministrative Budget



11
Appropriate for Recreation Capital Projects
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



12
Appropriate for Municipal Capital Projects and Equipment
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



13
Appropriate for Water System Improvements
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



14
Appropriate for Wastewater System Improvements
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



15
Appropriate for School Capital Projects And Equipment
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



16
Appropriate for Public Facilities Capital Projects
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



17
Appropriate to Post Employment Insurance Liability Fund
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



18
Rescind Prior Borrowing Authorizations
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



19
Establish, Amend, Dissolve And Appropriate To And From Specified Stabilization Funds
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



20
Appropriate for Prior Years’ Unpaid Bills
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



21
Amend FY2023 Operating, Enterprise and CPA Budgets
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



22
Appropriate for Authorized Capital Improvements
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



23
Establish Special Education Reserve Fund
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)




General Articles

ArticlePartSubject & Links to DocumentsSessionActionVote (vv: voice vote)
24
Select Board to Accept Easements
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



25
Amend the General Bylaws - Demolition Delay
Article (PDF)
Motion (PDF)
- Historical Commission Statement of Support
- Presentation Video



26
Amend the General Bylaws - Municipal Opt-In Specialized Stretch Energy Code
Article (PDF)
Motion (PDF)
Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Presentation Video
- Summary



27
Amend Fossil Fuel Bylaw - Compliance with Doer Regulations and Guidance
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



28
Amend General Bylaws - Tree Bylaw - Increase Protected Tree Look-Back Period
Article (PDF)
Motion (PDF)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)



29
Amend General Bylaws - Tree Bylaw - Changes to Tree Committee Composition
Article (PDF)
Motion (PDF)
- Presentation Slides (PDF) 



30
Humane Pet Store Bylaw Correction
Article (PDF)
Motion (PDF)
- Presentation Slides (PDF) 



31
Fair Trade Restrictions - Fur Products (Citizen Petition)
Article (PDF)
Motion (PDF)
- Presentation Slides (PDF) 
- Presentation Video



32
Dunback Meadow Sewer Easement (Citizen Petition)
Article (PDF)
Motion (PDF)
- Presentation (PDF) 



33
Amend Zoning Bylaw - Special Permit Residential Development
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



34
Amend Zoning Bylaw and Map - Multi-Family Zoning Housing for MBTA Communities
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



35
Amend Zoning Bylaw - Supplemental Inclusionary Housing Requirements
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



36
Amend Zoning Bylaw and Map - Central Business District
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



37
Amend Zoning Bylaw - Action Deadline for Major Site Plan Review
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



38
Amend Zoning Bylaw - Minor Modifications to Approved Permits
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



39
Amend Zoning Bylaw - Technical Corrections
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)



40

Amend Section 135 - 4.4 Of The Zoning Bylaw-Reduce Residential Gross Floor (Citizen Petition)
Article (PDF)
- Motion (PDF)






Dissolution of 2023 Annual Town Meeting


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