Hollis Annual Town Meeting June 13, 2017 RESULTS

Hollis Annual Town Meeting June 13, 2017 for fiscal year July 1, 2017- June 30, 2018

Article 1: Rochelle Prince was elected Town Meeting Moderator to preside at the meeting at 7 a.m.

Article 2: To choose the necessary town officials;

One Select Board/ Overseer of the Poor for a three year term
                 Rita B. Perron                 363
                 I. Benjamin Severance  262
                 blank ballots                       37
      total votes cast                        662                                                                   

Town Clerk for a three year term
                Martha E. Huff                  597
              write ins                                0
              blank ballots                      65
total votes cast                              662
                                 
Budget Committee for a three year term ( vote for two)
                Leonard S. Van Gaasbeek, lll      438
               Daniel T. Yarumian                       475

               Dana Gray                                               18(declared write in candidate ) 
               Other write ins                                   9
                blank ballots                                  384
total ballots 662 x2 candidates               1324.

 

Article 3: Shall the Town vote to raise, appropriate and expend up to $932,610 for General  
Government Operations?
Select Board Recommend                                             Budget Committee Recommend      
 417 Yes
 227 No
   18 blanks     
 662 total votes cast             Article 3: passed

 

Article 4: Shall the Town vote to raise, appropriate and expend up to $302,360 for the Recreation Department?                                                                
Select Board Recommend                                            Budget Committee Recommend
414 Yes
239 No
     9 blanks
662 total votes cast                 Article 4: passed

Article 5: Shall the Town vote to raise, appropriate and expend up to $434,000 for Snow & Sanding Services?                                                                     
501 Yes
152 No
    9 blanks
662 total                           Article 5: passed

Article 6:  Shall the Town vote to raise, appropriate and expend up to $297,205 for Road & Highway Services?
Select Board Recommend                                            Budget Committee Recommend
522 Yes
130 No
   10 blanks
662 total                                 Article 6: passed

Article 7: Shall the Town vote to raise, appropriate and expend up to $530,713 for Emergency Services provided by the Hollis Municipal Fire Department?
Select Board Recommend                                            Budget Committee Recommend
 513 Yes
 138 No
   11 blanks
  662 total                             Article 7: passed

Article 8: Shall the Town vote to raise, appropriate and expend up to $15,000 for General Assistance?
Select Board Recommend                                            Budget Committee Recommend                             

469 Yes
183 No
 10 blanks
662 blanks                    Article 8: passed

Article 9: Shall the Town vote to raise, appropriate and expend up to $254,950 for Public Services?
 Select Board Recommend                                           Budget Committee Recommend
441 Yes
209 No
 12 blanks
662 total                      Article 9: passed
 

Article 10: Shall the town vote to raise, appropriate and expend up to $83,093 for Hollis Libraries?
  Select Board Recommend                                          Budget Committee Recommend
 426 Yes
 230 No
    6 blanks
 662 total                     Article 10: passed

Article 11: Shall the Town vote to raise, appropriate and expend up to $21,206 for the following non-municipal requests?
Select Board Recommend                                            Budget Committee Recommend
 336 Yes
 260 No
   66 blanks
 662 total votes cast                   Article 11: passed

Article 12:  Shall the Town vote to authorize the Select Board and Tax Collector to:
1. Charge Interest on unpaid taxes, determine the rate thereon, set the due date for taxes, and to set the date on which interest shall commence. (Tax Collector charging interest at a rate of 7% per annum, that taxes be due and payable in two (2) payments. the first due on November 1, 2017 and the second on May 2, 2018 with interest commencing on the first half on November 2, 2017 and the second half on May 3, 2018)
2. Accept prepayment of taxes
3. Set the interest rate to be paid by the Town on the refunded overpayment of Taxes for the 2017-2018 Fiscal year set at 3% as recommended by the Tax Collector & Select Board and
4. Apply all tax payments to the oldest outstanding taxes first?
  474 Yes
  153 No
    35 blanks
 662 total votes cast                       Article 12: passed

Article 13: Shall the Town vote to authorize the Select Board acting as the Sports Complex Committee to annually: Accept and expend private donations and/or grants to complete approved projects and continue the ongoing maintenance at the Sports Complex grounds with donations being kept in a protected account to be carried forward annually: and Set, charge and expend rental fees and retain these fees in a protected account derived from the rental of the Sports Complex Fields to help offset the maintenance costs to be carried forward annually and this authorization shall continue in effect until repealed or rescinded by the Town vote ?
 539 Yes
   90 No
   33 blanks
 662 total votes cast                   Article 13: passed
 

Article 14: Shall the town vote to adopt the Citizen’s Petition Ordinance titled, Establish a 5 Member SelectBoard- Town Administrator Form of Government
 302 Yes
 320 No
  40 blanks
 662 total votes cast                       ARTICLE 14 FAILED

 

 Article 15: Shall the Town authorize the Select Board to spend up to $65,000 of funds from the undesignated Fund Account, which will not affect the Tax levied funding, to fund the transition from the existing form of government to a 5 member Select Board- Town Administrator Government submitted by Citizen’s Petition.
Select Board Not Recommend                                   Budget Committee Recommend
 284 Yes
 345 No
   33 blank
662 total votes cast            ARTICLE 15 - FAILED

Article 16: Shall the Town vote to authorize the Appeals Board to expend revenues from applicants fees to offset all processing costs by the Appeals Board during the process of each application, and this authorization shall continue in effect until repealed or rescinded by Town Vote?
 414 Yes
 204 No
   44 blanks
662 total votes cast          Article 16: passed
 

Article 17: Shall the Town vote to adopt and enact the Ordinance titled: Ordinance to Prohibit Growing, Cultivating, Selling and Retail Marijuana Social Clubs in the Town of Hollis, Maine?
 288 Yes
 346 No
  28 blank ballots
662 total votes cast                        Article 17- FAILED
 

Article 18: Shall the Town vote to dissolve the Hollis Budget Committee by repealing the Budget Committee Ordinance to be effective July 1, 2017 and replace it with a five ( 5) member Finance Committee appointed by the Select Board as required by a previous town vote?

 256 Yes
 371 No
  35 blanks
662 total votes cast              Article 18- FAILED

Article 19:  Shall the Town vote to authorize the Select Board to annually spend up to $200,000 from     Undesignated Funds, as they deem necessary, to fund and meet unanticipated expenses and /or emergencies that may occur, with the unanimous vote of the Select Board and approval of the Budget Committee or the proposed Finance Committee for each occurrence?   
Select Board Recommend                                            Budget Committee Recommend
378 Yes
264 No
  20 blanks
662 total votes cast            Article 19: passed

Article 20:  Shall the Town vote to authorize the Select Board to secure a $3 million dollar bond to repair/upgrade Sand Pond Road, Salmon Falls Road, Deerwander Road, Upper Tarbox Road and Bear Hill Road, in the Town of Hollis?
                Municipal Treasurer’s Financial Statement
                Municipality of Hollis, Maine

                1. Total Town Indebtedness.
                A. Bonds Outstanding and unpaid                                            $0
                B. Bonds authorized and unissued:                                          $0
                C. Bonds to be issued if this question is approved:    $3,000,000

2. Costs
                At an estimated maximum interest rate of 5 % the estimated costs of this bond issue will be   $1,200,000 at 15 years.
Principal                             $3,000,000
Interest                              $1,200,000
Total Debt Service           $4,200,000
 

3. Validity The validity of the bonds and of voters’ ratification of the bonds may not be affected by any errors in the above estimates. If the actual amount of the total debt service or the bond issue varies from the estimate, the ratification by the electors is nevertheless conclusive and the validity of the bond issue is not affected by reason of the variance.
                                         S/Diane Meserve, Treasurer Town of Hollis

Select Board Recommend                                             Budget Committee Not Recommend
 377 Yes
 273 No
   12 blanks
662 total votes cast                         Article 12: passed

 

Article 21: Shall the Town authorize the Select Board to annually spend up to $200,000 from the TIF, as they deem advisable, to fund and meet unanticipated expenses and/or emergencies that may occur, with the unanimous vote of the Select Board and approval of the Budget Committee or proposed Finance Committee for each occurrence?
Select Board Recommend                                            Budget Committee Recommend
 372 Yes
 274 No
  16 blanks
662 total votes cast                  Article 21: passed

Article 22: Shall the Town authorize the Select Board to spend up to $450,000 from the Undesignated Fund Balance for Phase 2 renovation of the Hollis Community/Recreation Building?
Select Board Recommend                                            Budget Committee Recommend
    

 342 Yes               Article 22:   passed
 303 No
    17 blanks
662 total votes cast     
 

Article 23: Shall the Town vote to require all Town Elected Officials to comply with all Town Policies?
585 Yes
  59 No
  18 blanks
662 total votes cast              Article 23: passed

 

Article 24: Shall the Town vote to authorize the Select Board to spend up to $45,000 from the Undesignated Funds to perform surveys on potential land sites, further development, scope and design for a New Town Complex?
Select Board Recommend                                            Budget Committee Recommend

327 Yes
300 No
  35 blanks
662 total votes cast           Article 24: passed  

Article 25:  Shall the Town vote to authorize the Select Board to dispose, sell, convey or negotiate the disposal of Town owned property that is surplus, outdated or unusable, exclusive of real estate, and this authorization shall continue in effect until repealed or rescinded by Town vote?
 467 Yes
 158 No
   37 blanks
 662 total votes cast     Article 25: passed

 

Article 26: Shall the Town vote to authorize the Select Board to spend up to $6,000 from the Undesignated Funds to replace/repair the HOLLIS Town signs at the various roads entering in the town?
Select Board Recommend                                             Budget Committee Recommend
 476 Yes
 156 No
   30 blanks
 662 total votes cast    Article 26: passed

 

Article 27: Shall the Town vote to appropriate the State Snowmobile Registration Funds and distribute them annually to the Hollis Snowmobile Clubs for the purpose of maintaining Hollis snowmobile trails, and this authorization shall continue in effect until repealed or rescinded by the Town?
Select Board Recommend 
 526 Yes                                  Article # 27 passed
 104 No
  32 blanks
662 total votes cast

Article 28: Shall the Town vote to authorize the Planning Board to expend applicant’s fees to offset all costs incurred by the Planning Board during the process of each application, and this authorization shall continue in effect until repealed or rescinded by Town Vote?
428 Yes
200 No
  34 blanks
662 total votes cast                    Article #28 passed

Article 29: Shall the Town vote to authorize the Select Board to accept or reject any future grants that may be offered to the Town and authorize the Select Board to expend these funds, as long as they are in compliance with the requirements of the grant, and this authorization shall continue in effect until repealed or rescinded by the Town vote?
Select Board Recommend
 483 Yes
 144 No
   33 blanks
 662 total votes cast                     Article #29 passed

Article 30: Shall the Town vote to authorize the Select Board to appropriate from the Hollis Rescue Subscription Program 7 % of fees collected to be paid for the medical billing services rendered, and this authorization shall continue in effect until repealed or rescinded by Town Vote?
Select Board Recommend
 470 Yes
 161 No
  31 blanks
 662 total votes cast                 Article #30 passed

Article 31: Shall the Town vote to accept and authorize the Select Board along with the appropriate Department Head, if applicable to utilize any funds received as the result of an insurance claim, along with funds received and/or credit issued for damaged equipment to replace said equipment and this authorization shall continue in effect until repealed or rescinded by Town vote?
 492 Yes
 138 No
   32 blanks
 662 total votes cast          Article #31 passed

Article 32: Shall the town vote to authorize the Select Board to accept Rescue Subscription fees from Hollis residents  and credit the fees to the Hollis Rescue Subscription account; and periodically transfer from the Rescue Subscription Revenue Account such sums as may be necessary to pay the balances due on Hollis Rescue invoices rendered to subscribers not covered by the subscriber’s personal insurance, and this authorization shall continue in effect until repealed or rescinded by Town vote?
 450 Yes
 185 No
   28 blanks
 663 total votes cast      Article #32 passed

Article 33: Shall the Town vote to authorize the Select Board to accept and expend gifts or monies designated for the Hollis Christmas Fund and/ or other local charitable assistance programs and further to authorize the Select Board’s appointed designee to purchase and distribute accepted gifts or monies for persons in need within the Town of Hollis, and this authorization shall continue in effect until repealed or rescinded by Town vote?
 550 Yes
  95 No
  18 blanks
663 total votes cast               Article 33: passed

Article 34:  Shall the Town vote to accept and apply estimated and anticipated revenues and reimbursements to the 2017-2018 Tax Commitment in the amount of $1,933,303.71?
Select Board Recommend
 532 Yes
 109 No
   22 blanks
663 total votes cast    Article 34: passed

Article 35: Shall the Town increase the property tax levy limit of $979,506 established by State Law in the event that the municipal budget approved under the preceding articles results in a tax commitment that is greater than this property limit?
Select Board Recommend                                                            Budget Committee Recommend
341 Yes
297 No
 25 blanks
663 total votes cast     Article 35: passed

Article 36:  Shall the Town vote to add the following item to the Hollis Zoning Ordinance” Article 1 Section 1.3.5 All Permits: No permits shall be issued to any parcel or applicant that has any known unresolved violations”?
 471 Yes
 168 No
   24 blanks
663 total votes cast   Article 36: passed

 

 

 

Article 37:  Shall the Town vote to clarify the language in the Hollis Zoning Ordinance Definitions under “Article 2, section 2.2 Auto Service Station, major: Auto Service Station, minor: as written in the Town Meeting warrant?
 484 Yes
 146 No
    33 blanks
663 total votes cast   Article #37 passed
 

Article 38: Shall the Town vote to clarify the Hollis Zoning Ordinance the definitions “Economic Overlay Zone” as written in the Town Meeting Warrant?
 480 Yes
 150 No
   33 blanks
663 total votes cast   Article #38 passed

Article 39: Shall the Town vote to update the language in the Hollis Zoning Ordinance” Article 3:  Administration, Section 3, And Subsection 3.3” to clarify that all permits require a payment of a fee as written in the Town Meeting Warrant?
485 Yes
 136 No
 42 blanks
663 total votes cast    Article #39 passed

Article 40: Shall the Town vote to clarify in the Hollis Zoning Ordinance the following definitions Driveway, Road, and Article 6 performance Standards 6.24. Roads, 6.24.1.” as written in the Town Meeting Warrant?
 437 Yes
 179 No
   47 blanks
663 total votes cast   Article 40: passed

Article 41: Shall the Town vote to add language to Hollis Zoning Ordinance,” Article 3 Administration, Section 3, Building or Use Permit, Subsection 3.2.3” as written in the Town Meeting Warrant?
 432 Yes
 177 No
  54 blanks
663 total votes cast   Article 41: passed

Article 42:  Shall the Town vote to update the language in Hollis Zoning Ordinance” Article 3:  Administration, Section 3, Building or Use Permit, Subsection 3.2.5” as written in the Town Meeting Warrant?
429 Yes
 175 No
  59 blanks
663 total votes cast   Article 42: passed

Article 43: Shall the Town vote to update the language in the Hollis Zoning Ordinance “Article 3:  Administration, Section 3, and Subsection 3.6 Fines” as written in the Town Meeting Warrant?|
 412 Yes
 195 No
   56 blanks
663 total votes cast     Article 43: passed

Article 44: Shall the Town vote to update the Hollis Zoning Ordinance “Article 5.  Land Use Requirements, Section 5.12.  Economic Overlay Zone (EOZ), Subsection 5.12.1 Purpose” as written in the Town Meeting Warrant?
410 Yes
 191 No
   62 blanks
663 total votes cast   Article 44: passed

Article 45: Shall the Town vote to update the Hollis Zoning Ordinance 5.12.3 Zone Boundaries as written in the Town Meeting Warrant?

426 Yes
180 No
  57 blanks
663 total votes cast   Article 45: passed

Article 46: Shall the Town vote to update and clarify Hollis Zoning Ordinance “Article 7, 7.2 Site Plan Review Requirements” as written in the Town Warrant?

 410 Yes
 195 No
   58 blank ballots
663 total votes cast   Article 46: passed
 

Article 47: Shall the Town vote to update Hollis Zoning Ordinance “Article 7 Site Review Requirements 7.4. Procedure, 7.4.4” as written in the warrant?
  413 Yes
  195 No
    55 blanks
663 total votes cast   Article 47: passed

 

Hollis Annual Town Meeting June 13, 2017 election results

 Martha E. Huff, Hollis Town Clerk   Results 6/20/2017 -10:30 am.