Special Town Meeting

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:00 pm
Town Hall

TOWN OF PLAINFIELD

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT

Hampshire, ss:

To either of the Constables of the Town of Plainfield,

GREETINGS:

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed to

notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Plainfield qualified to vote in town

affairs, to assemble at the Town Hall, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

(Continuance date and time: March 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.)

then and there to act on the following articles, to wit

Article 1. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $400,000 for costs of construction and installation of the Plainfield Broadband telecommunications system, including the payment of costs incidental and related thereto, such project to be carried out by the Town’s municipal light plant; that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the Select Board is authorized to borrow an amount not to exceed $400,000 under Chapter 44, Section 8(8) of the General Laws or any other enabling authority; that the Select Board and any other Town Official is authorized to take any other action necessary or convenient to carry out this project; or take any action relative thereto.

Inserted by the Select Board and MLP Manager Supported by the Finance Committee

Requires a 2/3 vote

Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F1/2 establishing the Plainfield Broadband Fund as an enterprise fund for the purpose of construction and operating a telecommunications system, and/or effective fiscal year 2020, or take any action relative thereto.

Inserted by the Select Board and MLP Manager Supported by the Finance Committee

Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to leave the care, operation, maintenance, and repair of the Broadband municipal light plant telecommunications system, including buildings or other structures and the land surrounding them and any extensions or expansions of said system or plant, in the charge of the Select Board, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 164 of the Massachusetts General Laws, or take any action relative thereto.

Inserted by the Select Board and MLP Manager

Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Select Board to grant a perpetual , non-exclusive easement to NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy, for the purpose of installing, maintaining, repairing, replacing and operating an existing overhead electric transmission and/or distribution line in and over and over an approximately 3,673 square foot area of the Town property known as 44 North Central Street (part of shown on Assessors Map 15C, as Parcel 19), as generally shown on the drawing on file at the Town Clerk’s Office, such easement to be substantially in the form of a proposed easement on file at the Town Clerk’s Office, and to authorize the Select Board and any other appropriate Town Official to execute any documents or instruments and to take all action necessary to effect the grant of said easement upon such terms as they deem to be in the best interest of the Town; or take any action relative thereto.

Inserted by the Select board and MLP Manager

2019-03-12 Special Town Meeting Minutes (2019-03-15 at 5:44 PM)

Posted to: Other Meetings.