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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Field Maintenance Plan & Article 10 Explanation

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In the past few weeks we have received many request for more information about Article 10 and the Field Maintenance Plan. This video should answer many of the questions that have been lingering. I have provided the powerpoint slides and an index for the video!

VIDEO - - https://youtu.be/jvHgbmDBS9Q

Comment below with any further questions for a follow up video!

Powerpoint Slides - https://www.town.billerica.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/7106

0:00 – Intro
:50 – What is Article 10
1:10 – Why it was one article
1:20 – What Article 10 addressed in the budget
1:50 – Detail and explanation of Article 10 budget amendment
3:33 – How Article 10 was presented to Town Meeting – What you will be voting on
4:33 – Why having a budget amendment with multiple line items is not unusual
5:07 – FY2017 budget amendment example
5:45 – FY16 budget amendment example
5:55 – FY15 budget amendment example
6:30 – Can they separate line items in budget amendments
7:00 – What happened at Town Meeting when they tried to separate
7:40 – What happens if we reverse Town Meeting – Credit Rating, Legal Action, Un-fund new positions
9:00 – How the Town has involved stakeholders in the field maintenance plan
10:30 – Outreach that has taken place
11:28 – What has been agreed upon!
12:00 – Split of departments in FY19
13:00 – School Committee and School Grounds explanation
13:50 – School Committee Vote
14:30 – Revenue neutral transfer between school and Parks and Trees
15:10 – New permitting processes and structure
15:55 – How permit fees will replace cost of field maintenance for Youth Orgs
16:30 – Fee’s will not be passed down to Billerica families
16:50 – How it’s possible we won’t pass theses fees down
17:10 – Impact on tax levy and possible offset
17:50 – New structure of Parks and Tree’s Department
18:20 – Part time – weekend work
18:40 – Equipment
19:30 – Who will be responsible for what
19:35 – Who will line the fields!
20:20 – Acreage responsible for
20:40 – Who maintains what
20:50 – Who is responsible for what – Schools, Sheriffs, Trash Pickup, Town, Youth Orgs
21:30 – Turf Management Program – Multiple mowing’s, maintain grass at one inch, irrigation systems
22:30 – What the employees in the department will do in the winter
23:20 – What will the Youth Organizations be responsible for

https://youtu.be/jvHgbmDBS9Q

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