Provincetown special Town Meeting to be held Monday, April 7

Residents to vote on seven articles

Provincetown residents will head to the town hall on Commercial Street Monday for the special Town Meeting at 6 p.m. The warrant contains seven articles for Cape tip residents to consider.

Six of the articles were requested by the town manager and the board of selectmen and one article was requested by the town manager alone.

Article 1 calls for FY2014 budgetary adjustments, Article 2 calls for the payment of the prior year's outstanding bills and Article 3 is a request to rescind unused borrowing authority. The Article concerns unused balances on nine projects in the amount of $2,234.454.59. Article 4 is a request to take $80,000 of the rescinded funds in Article 3 to be used to install air conditioning at the Veterans Memorial Community Center.

Article 5 is a request to fund the one year collective bargaining agreement for Fiscal Year2014 between the town and NEPBA (New England Police Benevolent Association).

Articles 6 and 7 are requests for funds for feasibility studies. Article 6 is a request for $300,000 to fund a feasibility study regarding repairs (or replacement) to the heating system, windows and gymnasium roof of the Provincetown High School. Article 7 is a request for $45,300 to fund a feasibility study regarding the preliminary design and estimated construction costs of a new police station at either the current Shank Painter Road location or on the site of the former VFW on Jerome Smith Road.

The complete warrant is available on the town's website here and at the town hall. 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