Orleans Special Town Meeting set for October 27

Voters to consider 11 articles and review three ballot questions for November

The Town of Orleans has scheduled a Special Town Meeting for Monday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Nauset Middle School. Voters will have 11 articles to consider and 3 ballot questions to review for the November election.

Ten of the 11 articles have to do with finance:

  • Article 1: Funding for the Orleans Elementary School window/door replacement project
  • Article 2: Funding for design and construction of a new DPW maintenance garage
  • Article 3: Funding for Main Street intersection improvements
  • Article 4: Funding for the purchase of a new ambulance
  • Article 5: Transferring of funds
  • Article 6: Establishment and funding of other post-employment benefits liability trust fund
  • Article 8: Authorization of a habitat conservation plan surcharge fee
  • Article 9: Funding of professional services as relates to Nauset Spit
  • Article 10: Funding of water resource management projects
  • Article 11: Payment of bills from prior years

Article 7 is environmental and calls for phosphorus to be added to the General Bylaw Chapter 103: Fertilizer Nitrogen Control.

In addition to the warrant articles, voters will review three questions that will appear on the November ballot in addition to the four statewide questions. All three questions have to do with Proposition 2 1/2 exemptions and are related to the first three articles.

A copy of the warrant is available online here or at the Orleans Town Hall.

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