2022 Annual Town Meeting Update and Results

The 2022 Annual Town Meeting dissolved on Monday, April 25, 2022.

The following items were taken up on Monday, April 25, 2022. Town Meeting dissolved at 10:40 PM.  

All Motions were voted by Zoom Electronic Voting.  To view the vote by Town Meeting Member, click on the Action below.

DateArticleDescriptionSponsorAction


Citizens Petition

4/25/202244Academic Excellence AdvisoryCitizenNO(70/150/3)
NM45Rezone 130, 136, 140, and 140R Worcester Street to MultifamilyCitizenNM


General

4/25/202246Rescind or Transfer Debt; Appropriate PremiumsSBYES(200/0/1)
NM47Settle ClaimsSBNM
NM48Disposal of PropertySBNM
4/25/2022
DissolutionSBYES(213/0/0)

The following items were taken up on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.  Town Meeting adjourned at 10:32 PM.

All Motions were voted by Zoom Electronic Voting. 

DateArticleDescriptionSponsorAction


Amend Zoning Bylaw

4/12/202239 AMD 1Amendment to ADU Provision - 90 Days Minimum RentalHimmelbergerNO(102/115/3)
4/12/202239 AMD 2Amendment to ADU Provision - Detached ADUs limited to Existing StructuresHimmelbergerNO(107/111/4)
4/12/202239 AMD 3Amendment to ADU Provision - No More than 3 PersonsDawsNO(49/165/4)
4/12/202239 AMD 4Amendment to ADU Provision - No More than 2 BedroomsDawsNO(56/160/4)
4/12/202239Add New Accessory Dwelling Unit ProvisionPBYES(187/21/6)

The following items were taken up on Monday, April 11, 2022.  Town Meeting adjourned at 10:20 PM.

All Motions were voted by Zoom Electronic Voting. 



2022 Annual Town Meeting - Resumed

DateArticleDescriptionSponsorAction
4/11/2022
Elect Moderator Pro TemporeTCHeather Sawitsky (210/3)
4/11/2022
37Amend Zoning Map: 219 Washington and 229 Washington to General ResidencePBYES(167/43/9)
4/11/2022
38.1Amend PSI, DRB, and Setbacks to add Sustainability ProvisionsPBYES(196/21/4)
4/11/2022
38.2Amend PSI, DRB, and Setbacks to add Sustainability ProvisionsPBNM
4/11/2022
38.3Amend PSI, DRB, and Setbacks to add Sustainability Provisions - Design Review StandardsPBYES(170/45/7)
4/11/2022
38.4Amend PSI, DRB, and Setbacks to add Sustainability Provisions - Heat PumpsPBYES(213/9/1)
4/11/2022
40Restrict Commercial Gun ShopsPBYES(196/19/1)
4/11/2022
41Amend Outdoor Lighting BylawPBYES(210/2/0)

The following items were taken up on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Town Meeting adjourned at 10:34 PM.

All Motions were voted by Zoom Electronic Voting.

DateArticleDescriptionSponsorAction
4/5/202224Establish Study Committee to Review Town Meeting Articles, Town Meeting Guidelines and Term of ModeratorSBWITHDRAWN
4/5/202225Authorize Modification of HR Policies HRYES(209/2/1)
4/5/202226Authorize Use of Uber/Lyft FundsSBYES(202/6/2)
4/5/202227Modify Alcohol Special Legislation to Expand One Day License EligibilitySBYES(195/11/3)


Amend Town/General  Bylaws

4/5/202228Amend Article 40 to Allow Service and Consumption of Alcohol on Sidewalks/Rights of Way in Commercial DistrictsSBYES(211/7/1)
4/5/202229Amend Climate Action Committee Staff Reporting Structure
CAC/SBYES(195/9/1)
4/5/202231Amend Article 52 - Fine for Instructors who use Town Resources for Private GainRECYES(191/17/3)
4/5/202232Amend Article 19 - Select Board Administrative ActionsSBYES(208/1/2)


Amend Zoning Bylaw (2/3rds Required)

4/5/202233Amend Flood Plain or Watershed Protection Districts PBYES(209/1/2)
4/5/202235Amend Definition and References to Town HousePBYES(191/17/7)
4/5/202236Amend General Residence DistrictPBYES(143/54/14)

The following items were taken up on Monday, April 4, 2022. Town Meeting adjourned at 11:07 PM.

All Motions were voted by Zoom Electronic Voting.

DateArticleDescriptionSponsorAction
4/4/202213Water ProgramBPWYES(216/0/0)
4/4/202215Electric ProgramMLPYES(214/1/0)


Appropriations - Special Capital Projects

4/4/202216.1Community Preservation Fund Appropriations - Administrative expenses and Housing
CPCYES(219/0/1)
4/4/202216.2Community Preservation Fund Appropriations - weed harvesters
CPCYES(216/0/0)
4/4/202216.3Community Preservation Fund Appropriations - NRC for lawn conversion
CPCYES(217/1/2)
4/4/202216.4Community Preservation Fund Appropriations - Hunnewell Field Lights
CPCYES(218/1/2)
4/4/202216.5Community Preservation Fund Appropriations - Restoration of 1897 Town Atlas
CPCYES(218/1/1)
4/4/202216.6Community Preservation Fund Appropriations - NRC for Fields Optimization Study
CPCYES(213/4/1)
4/4/202217Town Hall Interior - Relocation of Land Use Departments to Leased SpaceSBYES(205/5/4)
4/4/202218Police Radio Tower (Dispatch Overhaul Part 2)SBYES(216/0/0)
4/4/202219Walnut Street ConstructionBPWYES(217/2/0)
4/4/202220Middle School Paving ProjectSC/BPWYES(215/1/0)
4/4/202221High School ECM LightsSB/SCYES(209/1/0)


Authorizations

4/4/202222.1Authorize Water Fund and/or Sewer Fund Bond Authorization - Inflow/infiltrationBPWYES(208/0/0)
4/4/202222.2Authorize Water Fund and/or Sewer Fund Bond Authorization - water system
YES(210/0/0)
4/4/202223Establish a Stormwater Enterprise FundBPWNo Motion
4/4/2022
Elect Moderator Pro TemporeSBDavid Himmelberger Elected (199/7)

The following items were taken up on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.  Town Meeting adjourned at 10:29 PM.

All Motions were voted by Zoom Electronic Voting.

Date

Article

Description

Sponsor

Action

3/29/2022

8.2 AMD

Amendment to reduce the School Budget

Royall Switzler

NO(32/175/4)

3/29/2022

8.2

Omnibus Budget and Capital (FY23) - Town Budget

SB

YES(188/21/1)

3/29/2022

8.3

Omnibus Budget and Capital (FY23) - free cash transfer

SB

YES(202/6/1)

3/29/2022

9.1

Revise Revolving Funds, set amounts for the year

SB

YES(198/1/0)

The following items were taken up on Monday, March 28, 2022.  Town Meeting adjourned at 10:30 PM.

All Motions were voted by Zoom Electronic Voting.

Date

Article

Description

Sponsor

Action

3/28/2022

0

Remote Town Meeting - Motion

 

YES(206/1/1)

3/28/2022

1

Choose Moderator & Receive Reports

SB

NM

3/28/2022

2

Town-Wide Financial Plan & Five Year Capital Budget Program

SB

YES(214/0/1)

 

 

Appropriations - Operating and Outlay

 

 

3/28/2022

3

Consent Agenda - Simple and 2/3 Majority (all at once) (4, 7.2, 10, 11, 12, 14, 30, 34, 42, 43, 49) (article 26 removed)

SB

YES(210/1/1)

3/28/2022

4

Amend Job Classification Plan

HR

YES(Cons)

3/28/2022

7.2

FY22 Budget Supplemental Appropriations - Wellesley Weekend Parade

SB

YES(Cons)

3/28/2022

10

Injured on Duty Stabilization Fund- Additional Funding 

SB

YES(Cons)

3/28/2022

11

Special Education Reserve Fund 

SB

YES(Cons)

3/28/2022

12

Baler Stabilization Fund Contribution from Free Cash

BPW

YES(Cons)

3/28/2022

14

Sewer Program

BPW

YES(Cons)

3/28/2022

30

Amend Article 39 - Wellesley Housing Authority Board Composition

WHA

YES(Cons)

3/28/2022

34

Amend Definition of Child Care Facility

PB

YES(Cons)

3/28/2022

42

Amend Sign Bylaw

PB

YES(Cons)

3/28/2022

43

Zoning Bylaw Reorganization

PB

YES(Cons)

3/28/2022

49

Appoint Fire Engineers

SB

YES(Cons)

3/28/2022

5.1

Amend Salary Plan - Pay Schedule

HR

YES(208/2/0)

3/28/2022

5.2

Amend Salary Plan - Pay Schedule

HR

YES(206/4/3)

3/28/2022

5.3

Amend Salary Plan - Pay Schedule

HR

YES(202/4/1)

3/28/2022

6

Set Salary of Elected Official

SB

YES(207/2/1)

3/28/2022

7.1

FY22 Budget Supplemental Appropriations - Snow and Ice

SB

YES(209/0/0)

3/28/2022

8.1

Omnibus Budget and Capital (FY23) - MLP $1,000,000 transfer

SB

YES(213/1/0)