SPECIAL TOWN MEETING – November 29, 2022

TOWN OF WORTHINGTON

November 29, 2022
7:00 P.M.

Worthington Town Hall

Hampshire ss:

To either of the Constables of the Town of Worthington in the County of Hampshire.

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town, qualified to vote in election and in Town affairs, to meet at the Town Hall, in said Worthington on November 29, 2022, at 7:00 P.M., then and there to act on the following articles:

ARTICLE ONE: To see if the Town will vote to:

  • Authorize the Selectboard to acquire by purchase, gift, eminent domain or otherwise, the fee to and/or permanent and/or temporary easements for public way purposes, including without limitation, for the construction, alteration, installation, maintenance, improvement, repair, replacement and/or relocation of rights of way, sidewalks, drainage, utilities, driveways, guardrails, slopes, grading, rounding, landscaping, and other appurtenances and/or facilities, to enable the Town to undertake the Route 143 Road Improvement Project and for any and all purposes incidental or related thereto, in, on and under certain parcels of land, and land adjacent to and within 200 feet of said parcels, said parcels located on Route 143 and shown more particularly on plans entitled “Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division Plan and Profile of Route 143 in the Town of Worthington Hampshire County” dated December 2, 2021, prepared by CHA Tech Services, LLC, said plans on file with the Town Clerk, as said plans may be amended and/or incorporated into an easement plan;
  • Appropriate and transfer from the General Stabilization Account the sum of

$78,000.00 to fund the foregoing and any and all costs incidental or related thereto, including, without limitation, the cost of any land/easement acquisitions, any unused balance to revert to the General Stabilization Account; and, further

  • Authorize the Selectboard to enter into all agreements and take any and all actions as may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate the foregoing purposes, or take any other action in relation thereto.

Se/ectboard Action: Recommended                                   Finance Comm. Action: Recommended

ARTICLE TWO: To see if the Town will vote to amend the source of funds from ATM May 7, 2022, Warrant Article Five to read: Appropriate and Transfer the sum of $150,000.00 from the Conwell Stabilization Fund for repairs to the RH Conwell Building, or take any action relative thereto.

Se/ectboard Action: Recommended                                    Finance Comm. Action: Recommended

Explanation original article read as follows:

To see if the Town will vote to Appropriate and Transfer the sum of $150,000.00 from the General Stabilization Fund to fund repairs to the RH Conwell Building, or take any action relative thereto.

ARTICLE THREE: To see if the Town will vote to Appropriate and Transfer from the Conwell Stabilization Account the sum of $64,000.00 and from the Conwell Roofing Repair Account the sum of $11,000.00, both amounts to be added to the existing Building Repair Account to fund Phase Two of the Conwell Building Repair Project and, or take any other action in relation thereto.

Selectboard Action: Recommended                                   Finance Comm. Action: Recommended

ARTICLE FOUR: To see if the Town will vote to reduce the amount voted at ATM May 7, 2022, Warrant Article Seventeen, for the Group Insurance by $79,803.00 to total $296,014.20 or take any action relative thereto.

Download a PDF of the Warrant Here

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