The wording of the petition is as follows:
Dam NewsCITIZENS' PETITION
The registered voters of Bolton, Massachusetts, whose signatures appear below, hereby petition the Board of Selectmen to place an article on the Warrant of the Annual Town Meeting of Bolton, to be held on May 2, 2011, "to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $396,000 (Three hundred ninety-six thousand dollars) to fund the repair of the Fyfeshire dam and all costs incidental or related thereto; and that to meet said appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 7 (9), or any other authority, to borrow up to that amount and to issue bonds or notes of the Town; provided, however, that this vote shall not take effect until the Town votes to exempt from the limitation on total taxes imposed by G.L. c.59, 21C(k) (Proposition 2 1/2) amounts required to pay the principal of and interest on the borrowing authorized by this vote; and that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to expend the monies so appropriated for the foregoing purposes; or do or act relating thereto."
The registered voters of Bolton, Massachusetts, whose signatures appear below, also request that the Board of Selectmen allow a committee comprising Edith Ablavsky, Kenneth Nicewicz and Martha Remington to modify the dollar amount in the warrant article, if, in the committee's belief, a modification is appropriate.
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Yesterday the Clinton Item published an article outlining the current status and efforts to put repair of the dam on the town warrant.
View article: Fyfeshire Funding to Be Decided at Town Meeting.
In the same issue, the Item reports that at a meeting last week the Bolton Selectmen went through the articles for the May town meeting, including repair/removal of the Fyfeshire Dam.
View article: Selectmen Review Articles
The Bolton Common published an article outlining the Bolton Selectmen's meeting, including a description of several of the issues related to the warrant articles for repair/removal of the dam.
View article: Bolton Selectmen Get First Look at Town Meeting Warrant
See our In the News page for more articles related to Fyfeshire Dam.
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