Special Town Meeting ~ November 4 at 7 pm

Moderator Cathy Cordes will convene Bedford’s Special Town Meeting at 7 pm on Monday, November 4, 2019, in the Bedford High School Auditorium.

Please note the 7 PM start time

Voting at Special Town Meeting

Have you just moved to Bedford, or changed your address? To vote at Special Town Meeting, voters must be registered by October 25, 2019.

Residents may register to vote or change their registration if they have moved within Bedford at the Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall, 10 Mudge Way, during its regular hours  ~ Monday, 8 am to 7 pm; Tuesday-Thursday, 8 am to 4 pm; Friday, 8 am to 1 pm.

Articles on the 2019 Special Town Meeting Warrant

The Selectmen approved the agenda for Special Town Meeting on October 7, with articles falling into four main categories: Budget, Zoning, NetZero, and Charter Changes.  The Warrant will be available online soon, and a paper copy will be mailed to all households in advance of Special Town Meeting, with full explanations for each of the following articles:

Article 1 – Debate rules

Budget Articles

Article 2 – Community Preservation surcharge – effective July 1, 2020

Article 3 – Land Acquisition Fund

Article 4 – Rescind 2018 bond authorization acquisition of Navy property off Hartwell Road

Article 5 – Appropriate funds for Transportation Infrastructure Fund

Article 6 – 300th Year Anniversary stabilization fund

Article 7 – Appropriate funds for AFSCME, AFL-CIO, State Council 93, Local 1703 collective bargaining agreement-fy2020

Article 8 – Appropriate funds for Bedford Permanent Firefighters Local 2310 IAFF collective bargaining agreement-fy2020

Article 9 – Amend FY2020 operating budgets

Zoning Articles

Article 10 – Zoning Bylaw Amendment Accessory Dwelling Units

Article 11 – Zoning Bylaw Amendment Height Of Accessory Structures

Article 12 – Zoning Bylaw Amendment Base Elevation

Article 13 – Zoning Bylaw Amendment Temporary Uses And Structures

Article 14 – Zoning Bylaw Amendment Horizontal Mixed-Use In The Great Road/North Road District

Article 15 – Zoning Bylaw Amendment Clarifying Prohibition Of Drive-Thru In The Great Road Districts

NetZero Article

Article 16 – Power Purchase Agreement

Charter Change Articles

Article 17 – Charter Amendment – Selectmen to Selectboard

Article 18 – Miscellaneous Charter Amendments – Housekeeping

Article 19 – Charter Amendment – Board Of Assessors

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