Bourne Town Meeting

Bourne Town Meeting voters sit socially distanced as they make quick work of the warrant articles. 

While the possibility of Bourne's Special Town Meeting having to carry over to a second night was given consideration, no such need presented itself. The session was over in a brisk 32 minutes with all 11 articles on the warrant voted on and approved and most getting unanimous approval.

Special Town Meeting took place Monday night, November 16, in the gymnasium at Bourne Middle School. The quorum to begin the meeting had been reduced from 125 registered voters to just 15. At the start of the meeting, 56 registered voters were in attendance.

Town Moderator Donald J. Pickard moved quickly from one article to the next. Despite asking if anyone in the audience wished to speak to each of the articles, no one stepped forward.

Residents unanimously approved 10 of the articles on the warrant. The only article not to receive unanimous approval was Article 4. The article sought to use $135,000 in sewer enterprise fund retained earnings to reduce user fees charged on the second billing of this fiscal year. It received one negative vote.

All other articles were approved quickly. That included Article 7, which requested $2,763,270 to fund capital budget items. 

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