LANESBOROUGH, Mass. – Voters will take a 19-item annual municipal meeting mandate on Saturday, which includes a name change to the Board of Selectmen and a citizens’ petition for the recall of elected officials.
The municipal assembly will take place from noon on Saturday May 21 at Lanesborough Elementary School.
Section 15, if approved, would change the name of the Board of Selectmen to Select Board and revise the bylaws to reflect it.
Section 19, a citizens’ petition, would create legislation allowing the city to hold recall elections. The article stipulates that two-thirds of the votes would be required to impeach an incumbent in a possible recall election.
Recalled incumbents would not be eligible for appointment to another municipal office for the year following the recall election. If the article is approved, voters would not be able to remove an incumbent within the first six months of taking office.
One of the first articles of the mandate will be the vote of estimates Municipal budget of $10.4 million for fiscal year 2023 which includes a $6.1 million appraisal to the Mount Greylock Regional School District.
City Administrator Joshua Lang said he had several goals for the budget, including staff retention, organizational development, improving the city’s technology and updating city policies. city.
Other significant expenditures are items 4 and 4, which would affect $498,200 for the operations of the ambulance business, under the direction of EMS director Jennifer Weber. The city will collect $106,000 of this credit through user fees.
Section 6 would allow the ambulance company to spend $15,000 of retained earnings to cover unforeseen costs beginning in fiscal year 2022.
Also related to emergency services, Section 17 proposes that the city submit a letter to the state legislature requesting support for local financial efforts for ambulance, fire, and other emergency management services. .
Item 9 would allocate $247,177 to Baker Hill Road to police salaries and an expense account for fiscal year 2023. This funding would come from money the city receives from the district. Additionally, Section 14, if approved, will transfer $30,000 from the district fund to fund the purchase of a new police vehicle.
Section 7 would allocate $66,860.00 to the operations of the sewer company. Additionally, Article 13 would use $43,000 in cash to pay for a sewer compliance study conducted in fiscal year 2022.
Section 11 would create another trust fund for post-employment benefits that would be managed by the city treasurer. Article 12 proposes to transfer $50,000 of the money available in this fund.
Item Eight Offers $31,700 Local Access Credit Television Enterprise Fund, $15,000 of which will come from user fees.
Section 10 would transfer $47,823.45 of the money available to pay Public Works Department Director William Decelles for unused sick leave and vacation on retirement, as agreed in his contract.
Clause 16 proposes to reduce the age of eligibility for seniors from 70 to 65 and to increase the current exemption amount from $500 to $1,000. This change, if approved, would come into effect at the beginning of fiscal year 2023.
Section 18 will decide whether a 19-acre city-owned property on North Main Street, designated for use as a community center, can be used for general municipal purposes.
The full municipal mandate is available on the city website.
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