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Money matters at Millville's STM

November 11, 2011

MILLVILLE — Special Town Meeting voters Monday will be asked to consider several money matters, including an article that seeks permission for the town to borrow $300,000 as part of a sewer betterment loan.
The Special Town Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Millville Elementary School, 122 Berthelette Way.
There are 10 articles on the warrant, including an article submitted by the Board of Health, which asks for authorization for the town to borrow $300,000 to finance repair, replace and or upgrade residential septic systems per agreements between the Board of Health and residential property owners.
An affirmative vote would authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for a loan from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust and Department of Environmental Protection.
The Commonwealth’s Community Septic Management Program provides financial support to homeowners who need to repair their septic systems or hook up to the sewer. The program will provide an interest-free loan from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust to the town upon approval by Special Town Meeting. This money will then be loaned to homeowners making septic repairs, upgrades or replacements.
Voters Monday will also be asked to establish a public safety stabilization fund to have money available to pay capital costs associated with the police and fire departments. As proposed in Article 2, the public safety stabilization account would be funded each month with 50 percent of the revenue received from local ambulance receipts.
In another article, submitted by the public safety chief, voters will be asked to approve adjustments to the fire department's Fiscal Year 2012 budget by appropriating or transferring from available funds, $11,500 to supplement the fire operating budget approved by voters in May. The $11,500 includes $4,000 to the building maintenance and repairs account, and $7,500 to the department's vehicle maintenance account.
The eight remaining articles on the warrant will ask voters to approve:
* Amendments to increase any monetary articles or line items as proposed by the Finance Committee;
* An appropriation or transfer of $2,965 to supplement town depart-mental budgets;
* The terms of a collective bargaining agreement between the town and Teamsters Local 170 Police Union, including $4,800 to fund the cost items provided for under the agreement;
* Appropriating or trans-ferring $6,400 to supplement the Highway Department budget for road repairs;
* Transferring $50,000 from the final reimbursement payment received from the construction grant awarded to the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District for the construction and equipping of the Millville Elementary School;
* Renaming Millville Memorial Park, commonly referred to as "Soldiers Memorial Park," to “Veterans Memorial Park;"
* Authorizing the Board of Selectmen to request that the town’s federal and state representatives and senators file legislation on behalf of the town to eliminate all unfunded state and federal mandates.

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This is great notification

November 13, 2011 by Sam.F (not verified), 2 years 22 weeks ago
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This is great notification for those in the community. I hope that the best decision is reached by this vote for the area. I also hope that you will come back here and let us know the outcome.

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