That the Town vote to approve the article as written. Voted 4-3.
Board of Selectmen “To approve the article as written.” This motion was seconded. After lengthy discussion, a motion to move the question was made; seconded and passed.
The vote of the Town Meeting was to defeat this article.
ARTICLE 18: SEWER BYLAWS - ALLOCATION OF SEWER FLOW To see if the Town will vote to amend the Sewer Bylaws by adding the following Section 5.60 “Allocation of Sewer Flow”:
Allocation of Sewer Flow
The Board of Selectmen, acting as Sewer Commissioners shall be restricted to allocating flow on an annual basis based on the following formula:
The total flow that may be allocated during the upcoming calendar year equals 80% of the wastewater treatment plant’s design capacity less the average daily flow of the previous 12 month period (to be determined in January using the previous January – December average) less any amount held in reserve divided by the years of any remaining debt service for construction at the wastewater treatment plant.
The amount determined using the formula in 5.60 (A) shall then be reduced by 33% which shall be set aside as flow reserved for economic development that may be allocated for commercial or industrial uses as may be approved by the Board of Selectmen acting as the Sewer Commissioners.
The remaining 67% of the annual flow allocation determined using Sections 5.60
& (B) above shall be further allocated as follows:
40% shall be allocated for residential connections or system extensions to service residential developments. 10% of annual residential flow will be set aside for affordable housing units.
60% shall be allocated for commercial or industrial connections or system extensions to service commercial developments.
Any remaining flow from the three categories in 5.60 (C) shall be set aside and banked for that category in ensuing years. Affordable housing projects will have priority over all other uses and flow banked for any category from previous years may be allocated for an affordable housing project.
Any single proposal that would exceed the total flow available from the undesignated flow in Section 5.60 (B) and the use category flows in Section 5.60
shall not be approved by the Board of Selectmen, but may be approved by