Bourne to hold special town meeting February 8

Voters to consider a warrant with 11 articles

The Town of Bourne will hold a special town meeting on Monday, February 8 at 7 p.m. in the Bourne High School Auditorium.

The warrant for the meeting has eleven articles for voter consideration.

The most costly of the eleven articles is Article 8, the funding request for a single-stream recycling capital project. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen, the town seeks $1,100,000 to pay for the equipment modifications to town-owned collection vehicles, the purchase of curbside collection carts and containers for residents and municipal facilities and the distribution of educational materials related to the project. Article 9 asks for voters to authorize the acquisition of a 12-acre parcel to be used as a Department of Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) facility.

Articles 5, 6 and 7 all require changes to current zoning laws.

Article 10 is a capital project funding request--the replacement of an ambulance to the tune of $260,000.

The town is also looking for funding to resurface the Jackson Field outdoor track at Peebles Elementary School (Article 1) and to restore and preserve the Civil War Soldier/Sailor monument in front of the Bourne Town Hall (Article 4).

The February 8 warrant is available for review online here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on