Please follow the link below to see the unofficial results from last night's Annual Town Meeting held outside at the Curtis Rec Field. The hot, but beautiful evening saw 132 registered voters consider 20 warrant articles in just under 1 hour. The results are only finalized when tallied and published by the Town Clerk in the form of meeting minutes.
Here are some of the highlights from last night's meeting:
Article 7 - The municipal budget passed unanimously. To see the annual town budget, please click here:
Article 8 - Passed the estimated Monty Tech FY21 assessment. For more information on the budget, please click here.
Article 9 - Passed the town's recommended total for the FY21 QRSD assessment. Please note this was a rejection of the QRSD School Committee's last certified assessment passed April 1, 2020. If the remaining Quabbin towns pass the April 1 assessment, Hubbardston will be assessed the April 1, 2020 total ($257k more than the recommended total approved at last night's town meeting). If another town rejects the QRSD assessment, the QRSD School Committee will reconsider the budget and send it back to the Quabbin towns for consideration. For more on the town's approved budget, please click here.
Article 12 - Unanimously passed the final payment needed to complete the Hubbardston Master Plan revision. To see more on the Master Plan revision, please click here.
Article 13 - Unanimously passed the final payment needed to complete the Town Center Project engineering and design. This money will unlock more than $5 million in state aid to revamp the Town Center in 2022. For more on the Town Center Project, please click here.
Article 18 - Passed the use of $200k in CPA funds to restore and replace the Rainbow's End Playground.
Article 19 - Passed an authorization for the town to override Proposition 2.5 to pay of the borrowing costs of repairing and replacing the Hubbardston Center School Roof. This project will be supported by a MSBA Grant (from the state) covering nearl 60 percent of the total eligible cost. The remaining $1.3 million (plus interest) will be paid for by excluding debt costs for an estimated 10 years. This will cost the average homeowner, $87 per year based on projections in 2020. In order for this project to be approved, voters must pass the measure on at the Town's Annual Election on June 30th. For more information on the Center School Roof Project, please click here.
Article 20 - Unanimously authorized the town to petition the Massachusetts General Court to change the name of the Board of Selectmen to Select Board.