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Finance and Warrant Commission Official Public Hearing Notice and Agenda March 2, 2020 and March 3, 2020 (if needed)

Finance and Warrant Commission Meeting

Topics/Speakers:

FinCom Chair Opening Remarks

Presenters:

2020 Annual Town Meeting Warrant Article Sponsors - First Public Hearing Presentations:

Select Board – Nancy Hyde - Chair, Chris Coleman-Town Administrator, Pam Dukeman- Asst. Town Manager/Director of Finance

Planning Board - Chair Brian Gorman, Asst. Chair Debbie Conant

SELECT BOARD

Select Board-1: Chapter 175 Alarm Systems, section 175.5 Regulations- Revision to language

This article is intended to see if the town would amend the town General Bylaw as related to Fire Alarm Systems Regulations.

Select Board-2: Non-Binding Resolution Regarding Net Zero Energy for School and Municipal Building Construction

This article is intended for the town to review a non-binding resolution, for construction of all new schools and municipal buildings in Westwood be designed with the goal of achieving net zero energy consumption and net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Select Board -3: Overnight Parking Restrictions Change of Hours

This article is intended to revise the Overnight Parking Restrictions for a change of hours and time period.

Select Board-4: Article to accept Municipal ownership of a portion of the former Westwood Lodge property encompassing the soccer/lacrosse field (Lot 8)

This article is intended for the Town to accept Municipal ownership of a portion of the former Westwood Lodge property encompassing the soccer/lacrosse field.

Select Board-5: Article to accept Municipal ownership of a portion of the former Westwood Lodge property (Lot 1) and to authorize a long-term lease of said property to Lifeworks, Inc. for the construction and operation of a 5-unit group home for persons with disabilities.

This article is intended for the Town to accept Municipal ownership of a portion of the former Westwood Lodge property to authorize a long-term lease and for the construction and operation of a 5-unit group home.

Select Board-6: Article related to the potential disposition of the Obed Baker House property shown as Lots 42 and 43 on Assessor's Map 21 (Select Board voted to remove on February 24, 2020)

This article is intended to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Select Board to take actions in conjunction with the disposition of certain parcels of land, for the rehabilitation and reuse of the Obed Baker House. 

Select Board-7: Article related to Town-owned Property on High Street in the vicinity of the Obed Baker House (Select Board voted to remove on February 24, 2020)

This article is intended to see if the Town will vote to approve certain amendments to the Official Zoning Map by re-zoning the currently undeveloped parcel of land in the vicinity of the Obed Baker House.

Select Board-8: Zoning Amendment Relative to Medical Uses [This article was previously requested as Planning Board Article-5.  The Planning Board requested withdrawal of the article from the warrant.  The Select Board considered this request and voted to reduce the scope of the article and to change the article sponsorship from Planning Board to Select Board.]

This article is intended to see if the Town will vote to approve certain amendments to the Westwood Zoning Bylaw as related to various medical uses.

Select Board-9: Article 97 Morrison Park and Field

This article is intended for discussion to pursue an Article 97 for the majority portion of the Morrison Park and Field property. 

Misc.-2: Miscellaneous Articles

This article serves as a placeholder to insert an Article in support of Town Government that may come up before the official Warrant is approved.

Misc.-3: Miscellaneous Articles

This article serves as a placeholder to insert an Article in support of Town Government that may come up before the official Warrant is approved.

Misc.-4: Miscellaneous Articles

This article serves as a placeholder to insert an Article in support of Town Government that may come up before the official Warrant is approved.

PLANNING BOARD:

Planning Board-1: Zoning Amendment Related to the Renting of Rooms for Residential Properties

 Zoning Amendment Related to the Renting of Rooms for Residential Properties

This article is intended to see if the Town will vote to approve certain amendments to the Westwood Zoning Bylaw to include new definitions for renting of rooms for short-term and long-term use. 

Planning Board-2: Zoning Map Amendment Relative to Morrison Park and Field

This article is intended to vote to approve certain amendments to the Official Zoning Map as related to the Morrison Park and Field property. (Planning Board voted to withdraw on February 25, 2020 and the Select Board will vote to remove on March 2, 2020)

Planning Board-3: Zoning Amendment Related to Prohibitive Uses

This article is intended to approve certain amendments of the Zoning Bylaw to clarify uses not listed and permitted in the Zoning Bylaw.

Planning Board -4: Zoning Amendment Relative to Fire Arms/Explosive Sales and Services

This article is intended to amend sections of the Zoning Bylaw as related to Fire Arms/Explosive Sales and Services.

Chairperson’s Update:

New Business.

Old Business-

Public and Press.

Adjournment.

*Changes and additions to be updated as needed.

NOTE: Per changes to Open Meeting Law, effective July 1, 2010, notice of any meeting of public body shall include “A listing of topics that the chair reasonably anticipates will be discussed at the meeting”. Topics must give enough specificity so that the public understands what will be discussed, but not necessarily all items that may come up. Please list those topics above.


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