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Oak Bluffs Town Meeting: What You Need to Know

Time, location and important issues at the Oak Bluffs town meeting tonight

The Oak Bluffs Town Meeting takes place tonight, April 10th at 7 pm.

The meeting location is the Performing Arts Center.

Town moderator Jesse (Jack) Law 3rd will preside over the session.

There is seven-item special town meeting will take place first, followed by the 17-article town meeting.

The special town meeting includes the following

  • Paying bills from the previous year
  • Covering administrative costs
  • Spending $143,000 to purchase new public safety equipment

The 17-article town meeting warrant includes the following:

  • Whether to spend funds for police and emergency response consider vehicles and equipment including $281,250 for a new transport ambulance and upgrades
  • Whether to use funds from the Community Preservation Act for several projects
  • Whether to spend $38,300 for a Upper Lagoon Pond water quality assessment
  • Whether to double bylaw violations fines
  • Whether to enable the police department to conduct state and federal fingerprint-based criminal history checks on people applying for hawking and peddling or door-to-door salesperson licenses, managers of alcoholic beverage licenses, owners or operators of a public conveyance, dealers of second-hand articles, pawn dealers, hackney drivers, and ice cream truck vendors
  • Whether voters support the construction of a roundabout at the blinker intersection
  • Whether voters support a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme Court case decision

The Oak Bluffs annual town budget is $24.1 million, a 1.14 per cent increase over last year.

Oak Bluff’s annual election will take place on Thursday, April 12th.

 

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