COTUIT FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL ELECTION & DISTRICT MEETING

COTUIT FIRE DISTRICT
ANNUAL ELECTION AND DISTRICT MEETING
MAY 26 AND 27, 2015

TO THE CLERK OF THE COTUIT FIRE DISTRICT, GREETING:

You are hereby required and directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Barnstable residing within the territory comprising the Cotuit Fire District qualified to vote in District elections and affairs to meet at the Freedom Hall Main Street, Cotuit, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, between the hours of four o’clock and eight o’clock PM, then and there to vote for the following officers:

One member of the Prudential Committee, for two years

One member of the Prudential Committee, for three years

One member of the Board of Fire Commissioners, for three years

One member of the Board of Water Commissioners, for three years

Warning shall also be given to said inhabitants to meet on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Freedom Hall, Main Street, Cotuit, at seven-thirty o’clock PM, when action will be taken on the following articles:

(All articles which are not followed by the words “by request of . . .” are inserted by the Prudential Committee.)

Article 1: To see if the District will vote to accept the reports of the officers and committees of the District as printed.

Article 2: To see if the District will vote to set the annual salaries of the elected officials as follows:
Prudential Committee Members, Members of the Board of Fire Commissioners and Members of the Board of Water Commissioners: $1,250.00 each; Moderator: $250.00 and Town Collector: $1,000.00.

Article 3: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer and appropriate the sum of $35,000.00 to establish the reserve fund as provided under Section 5C, Chapter 40 of the General Laws.

Article 4: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer and appropriate:
$35,000.00 for labor and salaries for the Finance Department; and
$314,750.00 for the remaining expenses of the Finance Department, to be apportioned approximately as
follows:
$314,700.00 for operations; and
$50.00 for miscellaneous expenses
for a total appropriation of $349,750.00.

Article 5: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer and appropriate:
$1,443,004.00 for the labor and salaries of the Fire Department; and
$330,950.00 for the remaining expenses of the Fire Department, to be apportioned approximately as follows:
Maintenance, $80,500.00
Operating expenses, $249,450.00, and
Miscellaneous, $1,000.00
for a total appropriation of $1,773,954.00.
(Requested by the Board of Fire Commissioners)
The Prudential Committee recommends this Article.

Article 6: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer and appropriate the sum of $37,000.00 to purchase a new four-wheel drive, Utility style SUV with accessories and to further authorize the Board of Fire Commissioners to dispose of one 2006 Ford Explorer four-wheel drive Utility style, identification number 1FMEU3E76UB16934 , either by outright sale, or by trading in and applying the proceeds of any such trade to the purchase of said new truck, whichever they deem to be in the best interest of the District.
(Requested by the Board of Fire Commissioners)
The Prudential Committee recommends this Article.

Article 7: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer and appropriate the sum of $550,000.00 to purchase a new Fire Apparatus with accessories and to further authorize the Board of Fire Commissioners to dispose of one 1990 Pierce Lance Fire Apparatus, identification number 4P1CT02D3LA000360, either by outright sale, or by trading in and applying the proceeds of any such trade to the purchase of said new truck, whichever they deem to be in the best interest of the District.
(Requested by the Board of Fire Commissioners)
The Prudential Committee recommends this Article.

Article 8: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer and appropriate:
$26,000.00 for the Water Department for service
connections
$291,456.00 for labor and salaries of the Water Department; and
$272,500.00 for the remaining expenses of the Water
Department, to be apportioned approximately as
follows:
$75,250.00 for maintenance;
$197,250.00 for operations; and
0.00 for miscellaneous expenses
for a total appropriation of $589,956.00 and that the receipts and revenues of the Water Department be applied to these amounts.
(Requested by the Board of Water Commissioners)
The Prudential Committee recommends this Article.

Article 9: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer and appropriate the sum of $30,000.00 to purchase a new four-wheel drive Superintendent Vehicle with accessories and to further authorize the Board of Water Commissioners to dispose of one 2004 Chevrolet four-wheel drive Silverado half-ton pickup truck, vehicle identification number 2GCEK19T241300183, either by outright sale, or by trading in and applying the proceeds of any such trade to the purchase of said new truck, whichever they deem to be in the best interest of the District.
(Requested by the Board of Water Commissioners)
The Prudential Committee recommends this Article.

Article 10: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer and appropriate and/or borrow and appropriate the sum of $2,100,000.00 for the construction of a new water tank and the demolition and removal of two existing water tanks.
(Requested by the Board of Water Commissioners)
The Prudential Committee recommends this Article.

Article 11: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer and appropriate:
$3,500.00 for the labor and salaries for District Buildings Maintenance Department; and
$20,475.00 for the remaining expenses of the Prudential Committee, to be apportioned approximately as follows:
Maintenance, $11,750.00,
Operating expenses, $8,625.00, and
Miscellaneous, $100.00
for a total appropriation of $23,975.00.

Article 12: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer and appropriate the sum of $30,000.00 for painting and repairs to Freedom Hall.

Article 13: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer and appropriate $13,400.00 to maintain the street lights of the District.

Article 14: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer and appropriate $19,000.00 to support the Maintenance of the Cotuit Library.

Article 15: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer and appropriate the sum of $331,850.00 for payment of principal and interest.

Article 16: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer and appropriate the sum of $710,938.00 for the purpose of paying employee/other post-employment benefits.

Article 17: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer and appropriate the sum of $25,000.00 for the Stabilization Fund as provided under Section 5B, Chapter 40, of the General Laws.

Hereof fail not to make due return of this warrant and your doings thereon at said meeting.

Given under our hands this Twenty-Seventh day of April, 2015.

Frances S. Parks
Laurie C. Hadley
Stanley Goldstein
PRUDENTIAL COMMITTEE

A True Copy, attest:

_________________________
Charles W. Eager, Clerk
Cotuit Fire District

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