Dolan Votes with the Majority on Warrant

Town Council member Tom Dolan’s recommendations for the upcoming March warrant don’t differ too much from his peers’.

Dolan was unable to attend the Jan. 16 meeting, in which Councilors voted to recommend or not recommend warrant articles. He presented his picks in the Feb. 6 meeting.

The other four members unanimously approved items 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20. These include Article 2, seeing if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $2,740,936 for an upgrade to the town’s communication system, with $1 million to be bonded and $740,936 to be a capital lease; and Article 3, a proposed operating budget of $32,301,194.

Dolan joins his fellow Councilors in recommending Article 22, $35,000 for an engineering study of the Central Fire Station, and Article 24, extending the town water main to portions of Hillcrest Lane and Longwood Avenue. He joins them in not supporting Article 25, a petitioned warrant article by residents of the area, which the Council supplanted with its own article.

Dolan has declined to support Article 21, to raise and appropriate $35,000 for a senior transportation system to supplement CART, the Cooperative Alliance for Regional Transportation. The Council originally voted 3-1 to support this article.

He is not supporting Article 23, a petitioned article for $100,000 to remove litter from town roads, which got a 3-1 rejection on Jan. 16; Article 26, petitioned article for $144,000 for Phase IV of the Rail Trail, 3-1 “no” vote on Jan. 16; Article 27, petitioned article, $115,000 for new lights at the Nelson Road softball field, a 2-2 tie vote on Jan. 16; and Article 28, petitioned article for $138,000 for improvements to the Kendall Pond Conservation Area, 4-0 “no” vote on Jan. 16

The town Deliberative Session is this Saturday, Feb. 11, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Londonderry High School cafeteria. Voting is Tuesday, March 14, form 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Londonderry High School gym.