TOWN OF OAK BLUFFS

ANNUAL

TOWN REPORT 2003

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ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT of the TOWN OF OAK BLUFFS

For the Year Ending December 31, 2003

With Which are Included the ANNUAL SCHOOL REPORT

MARTHA’S VINEYARD PRINTING COMPANY

Photo Credits

Fred W. Bopp Erin Kokoszka

IN MEMORIAM

We respectfully remember those citizens who gave of themselves and their time to serve Oak Bluffs.

WENTWORTH TOWNSEND TRIPP Constable Finance Committee

PETER LUCAS DEBETTENCOURT Old Elementary School/Town Hall Reuse Committee

RAYMOND ARTHUR TEATOR Highway Department Council on Aging

NORMAN FRIEDMAN Council on Aging Blue Ribbon Committee

JANE MACKNIGHT MCGRATH Council on Aging

NANCY BROOKER BLANKENSHIP Resident Homesite Committee Blue Ribbon Committee

ROBERT ALEXANDER BODKIN Blue Ribbon Committee

JEAN YVONNE EPPERS Building Department

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STATE OFFICIALS U.S. Senator U. S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy John Kerry 315 Russell Senate Office Building United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510-2102 202-224-4543 202-224-2712 2500 JFK Building One Bowdoin Square, 10" Floor Boston, MA 02203 Boston, MA 02114 617-565-3170 617-565-8519

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MA 02133

Governor Lieutenant Governor Mitt Romney Kerry Murphy Healey Office of the Governor OU ey Secretary SL rel William Francis Galvin FAX 617-727-9725 Secretary of the Commonwealth E-MAIL Room 337

Goffice @ state.ma.us 617-727-7030

Auditor Treasurer A. Joseph DeNucci Timothy P. Cahill Auditor of the Commonwealth Room 227 Room 229 617-367-6900

617-727-2075

Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly One Ashburton Place Boston, MA 02108-1698

Representative in Congress for the 10th District William D. Delahunt - Democrat 1317 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 146 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 202-225-3111 8108-169800-870-2626 FAX 202-225-5658 508-790-1959 E-MAIL

william.delahunt @ mail.house.gov

Senator in General Court, Cape & Islands Robert O’Leary - Democrat Room 413-E, State House, Boston, MA 02133 617-722-1570 FAX 617-722-1271 E-MAIL ROleary @ senate.state.ma.us

Representative in General Court, Barnstable, Dukes & Nantucket District Eric T. Turkington - Democrat Room 473-F, State House, Boston, MA 02133 617-722-2210 FAX 617-722-2239 E-MAIL Rep.EricTurkington @ hou.state.ma.us

County Commissioners

John S. Alley - West Tisbury (04) Leslie Leland - West Tisbury (06) Paul A. Strauss - Oak Bluffs (06) Roger W. Wey - Oak Bluffs (04) Leonard Jason, Jr. - Chilmark (04) Nelson W. Smith - Edgartown (06) Robert Sawyer - Tisbury (06)

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Moderator David F. Richardson

Members of the Board of Selectman Todd Rebello Richard D. Combra, Chairman Michael McKee Dutton Gregory Coogan Roger W. Wey

Town Clerk Deborah deB. Ratcliff

Collector of Taxes and Collector of Accounts Marguerite T. Cook

Members of the Board of Health Joseph Alosso Sari Diane Budrow, Chairman William White

Park Commissioners Richard D. Combra, Jr., Chairman Michael Marchand Allan A. deBettencourt

Cemetery Commissioners James Maseda Melanie M. Bilodeau Jesse B. Law III, Chairman

Constables Sari D. Budrow Richard Mavro

Tree Warden Joseph M. deBettencourt

School Committee Timothy J. Dobel Priscilla L. Sylvia Judith Ann O’ Donoghue |

Term Expires

2004

2004 2005 2005 2006 2006

2005

2004

2004 2005 2006

2004 2005 2006

2004 2005 2006

2004 2004

2006

2004 2005 2006

Priscilla L. Sylvia

Richard J. Toole

Manuel S. deBettencourt

Mark Seward

Thad Harshbarger

Russell Rogers

Joseph Alosso

John R. Lolley, Chairman

T. George Davis

Thomas E. Wilson (Resigned) Frank H. Case II

Mary E. Davisson, Chairman

John C. Bradford, Chairman Martin Nadler

Richard D. Combra, Jr. Kenneth Rose

David Wessling

Peggy B. Amos Russell R. Rogers John W. Leite HI

Duncan Ross

Michael S. deBettencourt Madison E. Alwardt Kevin H. Johnson

Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission Member of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission

Finance and Advisory Committee

Planning Board

Wastewater Commission

WATER DISTRICT OFFICERS 2003

Moderator

Commissioners

2004

2004

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2004

2004 2005 2006

January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2003

M. Casey Sharpe

Deborah Willoughby

Keith Laslovich

Melanie M. Bilodeau, Chairman Jesse B. Law, Ill M. Casey Sharpe

Richard D. Combra, Chairman* John Bradford#*

Donald D. Lambert*

John F. Newson***

Ambrose William Seward****

Peter M. Martell

Joan Hughes, Chairman

John M. Boardman

Paul A. Strauss

Mark Wallace, Vice-Chairman Sarah E. Williams

Robert Ford

John Breckenridge

Renee Balter, Section “B”” Sari D. Budrow*

Ann Margetson, Section Richard Mavro## Ronald H. Mechur, Section“C” Robyn B. Nash, Section “C: Theodore Z. Penn, Section “A: Barbara Whitmore

Judy Shemit, Section “A:

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Renee Balter Barbara Baskin James N. C. Brown S. David Wilson

APPOINTMENTS

Town Admnistrator Assistant Town Accountant Animal Control Officer

Board of Assessors

Capital Improvement Program Committee

Director of Emergency Management

Conservation Commission

Copeland Plan District Review Board

Cottage City Historical Commission

July 15, 2005

April 3, 2006

June 30, 2006 June 30, 2004 June 30, 2006

April, 2006

June 30, 2004 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2005 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2004 June 30, 2004 June 30, 2006

Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended

June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2005 June 30, 2004

Kathleen A. Burton Philip J. Regan David Wessling

Audrey S. LeVasseur Dolores Valeriano James McLauren Diane Ball

Glenna Barken Chauncy L. Christian Patricia M. Dorsey

Ronald H. Rappaport

Amborse William Seward

Tom Wilson

Paul Strauss Timothy Dobel Renee Balter Richard Combra, Jr. Paul Lofgren

Peter Martell Robert Iadiciccio

Dennis P. Alley, Chief”

Ralph D. Norton, Deputy Chief James Moreis, Sr., Assistant Deputy Gilbert Forend, Assistant Deputy

Barry Bissaillon, Fire Inspector Peter M. Bergeron, Assistant

James Moreis, Sr.

Barbara A. Gibson, Chairman

James J. Dorsey

David Pothier

Gary Simmons Frederic A. Sonnenberg Rene BenDavid

Todd Alexander David Grunden, Assistant

David W. Grunden, Herring Warden

Deacon Perotta David Pothier

Council on Aging

Town Counsel

Dukes County Regional Housing Authority

Economic Development Committee

Fire Chief

Fire Inspector##

Gas Inspector##

Harbor Management Committee*

Harbormaster*

Herring Run Committee*

June 30, 2005 June 30, 2004 June 30, 2004

June 30, 2004 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2005 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006

Open Ended

Open Ended

Resigned

June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2004 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006

June 30, 2004 June 30, 2004 June 30, 2004 June 30, 2004 June 30, 2005

Open Ended Open Ended

Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended

Skip Finley

David Wessling

S. David Wilson Renee Balter Alison Shaw

Susan E. Thompson

Renee E. Balter Joan Desautelle Priscilla L. Sylvia S. David Wilson Susan E. Thompson Pamela Melrose

Richard R. Mavro

James J. Rogers

Dennis P. Alley, Assistant

Karen Achilles Joan Desautelle Della B. Hardman S. David Wilson Richard Ball

Deacon Perotta Alan Schweikert Roger Wey

Marc Hanover

Polly Bassett

Richard F. Coutinho Elizabeth D. Durkee##* Joseph Alosso

Robert V. Hammett

Gail M. Barmakian Nancy Billings Richard Combra, Jr. Allan A. deBettencourt

Michael S. deBettencourt

Joan Lanza

John W. Leite, III Priscilla L. Sylvia Judith Williamson

Historic District Study Committee

Historical Committee*

Inspector of Buildings and Zoning

Inspector of Wiring##

Library Board of Trustees*

Martha’s Vineyard Commission*

Martha’s Vineyard Steamship Authority Port Council

Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Advisory Committee

Ocean Park Committee*

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June 30, 2003 June 30, 2003 June 30, 2003 June 30, 2003 June 30, 2003 June 30, 2003

June 30, 2004 June 30, 2004 June 30, 2004 June 30, 2004 June 30, 2004 June 30, 2004

April, 2006

June 30, 2004 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2004 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2005

December 31, 2004 Resigned December 31, 2003

Open Ended

Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended

Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended Open Ended

Allan deBettencourt Richard Combra, Jr. Michael Marchand

Megan Alley*** CareGreen™ = T. George Davis

Sari D. Budrow”

Richard Combra, Jr.#*

Kevin Cusack##*

Richard R. Mavro##

David Wessling, Alternate##* Paul Strauss

James Moreis, Jr. Peter M. Bergeron, Assistant William Norton, Assistant

Erik G. Blake

Katherine G. Manning Mathilde E. Smith

Deborah deB Ratcliff Margaret A. Stafursky

Jesse B. Law

Tyler J. Dean

Anthony Ferreira Allen A. deBettencourt Demaris Wehr

Paul Humber

Mark G. Landers Joseph Leonardo, III Earl V. Peters

John M. Gibson Leonard J. Baker

David W. Grunden Francis Earl Scott

John Bradford#* Sari Budrow *“ Richard Combra, Jr.

Park Commissioners

Personnel Board

Plan Review Committee

Plumbing Inspector

Chief of Police*

Board of Registrars*

Resident Homesite Committee*

Shellfish Committee*

Shellfish Constable*

Sign Review Committee

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April, 2006 April, 2004 April, 2005

June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006

June 30, 2004

Open Ended

June 30, 2006

June 30, 2006 June 30, 2005 June 30, 2005 June 30, 2004

June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2004 June 30, 2004

June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006 Resigned Resigned

June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006

Richard Mavro## Alan J. Schweikert’’ Alison Shaw Joseph Uranker

Richard Combra, Jr. David Wessling

Edward J. O’ Melia, III Alison Shaw

Eleanor S. Beth, Alternate S. David Wilson

Donna Michalski

JoAnn Murphy

Jane E. Lofgren, Chairman

Gail M. Barmakan Larry Johnson

William C. Sullivan, Alternate Mabelle A. Thompson, Alternate

Town Hall Renovation Committee

Town Treasurer*

Veteran’s Agent*

Zoning Board of Appeals*

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Open Ended

June 30, 2006 June 30, 2006 June 30, 2004

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SELECTMEN’S REPORT

Greetings to the citizens of the Town of Oak Bluffs:

The year 2003 brought the usual share of challenges and accomplishments to our town.

We celebrated the election of Gregory Coogan, a math teacher in the Tisbury School system, to the Board of Selectmen. He fills the position left vacant by the retirement of Kenneth Rusczyk

We were delighted at the temporary resolution of the “blinker light’, long an area of concern to Oak Bluffs, if not the whole Island. In June, the Highway Department installed four way stop signs. The first few days, there were long lines along Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, but few complaints. After that period of adjustment, the new system seems to work smoothly, now we will move forward on the design and construction of the round-a- bout.

Congratulations to Chief Erik G. Blake who accepted the responsibilities of Police Chief, Chief Blake is a long time veteran of the Police Department, and will fill the position vacated by Chief Joseph C. Carter.

Summer in Oak Bluffs is always picnics, the beach, fireworks, and illumination night, however, this summer also brought the “Millennium”, a fast ferry from Rhode Island, with a four hundred passenger capacity and the ability to travel between Quonset Point and Oak Bluffs in ninety minutes.

In an excellent example of cooperation between the town and private business, a brick sidewalk was built at Farland Square, The Flying Horses Carousel Foundation,

Inc, the Martha’s Vineyard Bank and the town contributed to make this beautification project a reality.

The Legislature passed a transportation bill allowing the port towns to collect a fifty cent fee to help defray the costs of providing ferry service to the Island.

In December, the voters approved the work of the Town Campus Design Committee. Early in the new year a Request for Qualifications will made available to architects to design a Police Facility and renovations to Town Hall.

After a year of dissension, debate and discussion, the citizens of Oak Bluffs voted to remain in the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. This question challenging the town had been most divisive. However, now that the decision has been made, the healing process must begin. The town must move forward to ensure that the town is well served by the Commission.

In December, a valued Town Hall employee retired. After twenty-two years of service, Marguerite T. Cook retired as Tax Collector. The town will miss her, her dedication to the town and her warmth as a person. We wish her well in all her future endeavors. She will be missed.

The Board is grateful to all of the citizens of Oak Bluffs who devote their time and energy to serving on the many committees, commissions and boards. Without you, Oak Bluffs would be a lesser place.

Respectfully submitted,

RICHARD D. COMBRA, Chairman

TOWN CLERK’S REPORT

REPORT OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING APRIL 8, 2003

The meeting was called to order simultaneously with the Annual Town Meeting at 7:15 p.m. following the arrival of 275 voters at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road. Moderator David Richardson made the motion that the town act under the provisions of General Law Chapter 39, Section 15 for the duration of this meeting and the Annual Meeting, allowing the moderator to declare a 2/3rds voice vote without taking the actual count. The motion was seconded and so voted unani- mously. A motion was made and duly seconded to adjourn the Annual Meeting.

Article 1.

Voted unanimously to transfer $4,910. (Four thousand nine hundred ten dollars) from the FY 2003 Library Salaries Account to the Library Automation Account for the purpose of purchasing two (2) new computers.

(Board of Library Trustees)

Article 2.

Voted unanimously, as amended, to transfer $10,712. (Ten thousand seven hundred and twelve dollars) from the Highway Department Salary Account to the Snow/Ice/Holiday Overtime Account to cover and mitigate a potential budget shortfall due to severe winter weather. (Highway Department, Parks and Recreation Department)

Article 3.

Voted to approve appropriating $150,000. (One hundred fifty thousand dollars) to be expended jointly by the Town of Oak Bluffs and the Tisbury Board of Public Works Commissioners for the alteration of the Oak Bluffs-Tisbury Transfer Station as shown in the plan on file with the Tisbury Town Clerk; said appropriation to be provided from available funds in the Transfer Station Bond Account. (Highway Department and Tisbury Department of Public Works)

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Article 4. This article attempting to assign the duties of the Tree Warden to the Highway Superintendent was WITHDRAWN. (Selectmen)

Article 5.

Voted unanimously to transfer $27,323.(Twenty seven thousand three hundred twenty three dollars) from the Police Department’s Quinn Bill and Traffic Violations Collections System line items to its Additional Salaries line item to avoid a potential budget shortfall. (Police Department)

Article 6.

This article attempting to prohibit dogs from public beaches from May 15th to September 15th each year, and to fine the owner or keeper of such dog for any first violation of the By-law, not more that $50.00 (Fifty dollars), for any subsequent violation not more than $100.00 (One hundred dollars), was DEFEATED. (Selectmen)

Article 7.

Voted, as amended, to transfer from free cash the sum of $90,000. (Ninety thousand dollars) for Capital Improvements as listed below,

Department Item Cost

Council on Aging 1 Standard 4x4 vehicle $ 15,000. w/trade-in

Highway Downtown Revitalization $ 75,000.

Total Capital Improvements $ 90,000.

At 7:45 pm the motion was made and duly seconded to close this Special Town Meeting.

Attest:

DEBORAH deB. RATCLIFF Town Clerk

REPORT OF THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING APRIL 8, 2003

This meeting, which had been called to order simultaneously with the preceding Special at 7:15 pm and adjourned was resumed at 7:45pm with 359 of the registered 3194 voters present.' Moderator Richardson reminded all present that we had voted earlier to act under the provisions of General Law Chapter 39, Section 15 for the duration of this meeting thus allowing the moderator to declare a 2/3rds voice vote without an actual count. Members of the American Legion filed in with the American and Legion Flags and we were then led in the Pledge of Allegiance by Moderator Richardson. Acting Chief of Police Eric Blake asked all assembled to applaud Ken Rusczyk and all others who had once worked for the Town and have since departed.

Article 1. The only report offered and appreciatively received, was made by Brion McGroarty on his office as Field Driver.

Article 2.

The following nominations were made by the Selectman Kenneth Rusczyk; for Surveyor of Lumber & Measurer of Wood and Bark, Greg Harcourt; for Field Driver, Brion McGroarty and for Fence Viewer, George Fisher. All nominations were duly seconded and so voted unanimously.

The following article was then taken out of sequence and acted upon due to the anticipated public concern and subsequent discussion to accommodate the schedule of Attorney Mark Bobrowski who was present to answer any questions brought forth.

Article 17. Voted, as amended, in excess of the required 2/3rds, to amend the Oak Bluffs Zoning By-law by making the following changes: ¢ Delete the following sections of the existing Zoning By- laws in their entireties: Ei, LY, VS Vi, Vil, Vil IX, X, AP XT XTX) XVI, XVII ¢ Substitute therefore, the following new sections, as set forth in the text of the By-law on file with the Town Clerk. 022.0;3:024 055.9), 6.057.058-0, 10.0110 ¢ Renumber and reformat existing Sections XIII and XVIII as new Section 9.0, ‘Districts of Critical Planning Concern’, without changing the substance thereof. (Planning Board)

Article 3.

Voted unanimously to raise and appropriate the sum of $8,908 (Eight thousand nine hundred eight dollars) to fund the Town’s share of the administrative expenses of the Dukes County Housing Authority. (Selectmen)

Article 4.

Voted to raise and appropriate the sum of $38,000 (Thirty eight thousand dollars) to fund the first phase of restoration of the Town commercial landing (the ‘Island Queen dock’). (Harbor Management Committee)

Article 5.

Voted, as amended, in excess of the required 2/3rds, to authorize the Selectmen, upon the recommendation of the Board of Health to grant easements to Town-owned lots in Viera Park (M17/P33), Forest Park (M21/P20), and Nashawena Park (M11/P134) for a sum of not less than $2,000 (Two thousand dollars), to owners of lots less than 20,000 square feet within the Zone II area of contribution. Owners of more than one parcel in Zone II shall be limited to applying for easement for transfer of nitrogen credit(s) on only one of their parcels. (Board of Health)

Article 6.

Voted, as amended, to fund from free cash, the sum of $99,000 (Ninety-nine thousand dollars) for the purpose of completing the VOC investigation and funding three (3) years of annual testing of landfill groundwater quality and air quality, all mandated by the Commonwealth’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). (Board of Health)

Article 7.

Voted unanimously, as amended, to fund from free cash the sum of $54,000 (Fifty four thousand dollars) to cover the anticipated cost of residential placement tuition and transportation costs mandated by Chapter 766 of the Massachusetts General Laws for Oak Bluffs student residents for the period July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004. (Oak Bluffs School Committee)

Article 8.

Voted unanimously, as authorized by Chapter 159 of the Acts of 1988, to accept establishment by the Martha’s Vineyard Superintendency Union School Committee of a separate account for professional enhancement purposes, hereinafter to be known as the ‘Professional Enhancement Account’ from which said account expenditures may be made by said Union School Committee to reimburse teachers for sabbaticals, tuition and other professional enhancement purposes in accordance with sections thirty eight I (381) and forty one A (41A) of Chapter 71 of the Massachusetts General Laws, without further appropriations provided however, that said special account shall not be used to employ or pay the salary of any employee. (Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools)

Article 9.

This article relating to taking the necessary steps to combine the Tax Collector and Treasurer departments beginning in 2003 was WITHDRAWN. (Selectmen, Finance Director, Tax Collector)

Article 10.

Voted unanimously, as amended, to raise and appropriate the sum of $17,669,317 (Seventeen million six hundred sixty nine thousand three hundred seventeen dollars) and to transfer and appropriate from the wastewater enterprise fund the sum of $349,756 (Three hundred forty nine thousand seven hundred fifty six dollars) all to fund and pay departmental expenses and Town debt for the ensuing year July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. In the event that Chapter 70 or any other School Aid funds histori-

cally paid by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School District (the “High School District”) are paid in the first instance to the Town rather than the High School District, as proposed by the Governor’s budget submission in House One, so called, then any such funds so appropriated by the Commonwealth and received by the Town (up to a maximum of $ 400,986) shall be appropriated by this vote to meet the High School District’s Fiscal 2004 budget (as approved by a vote of the School Committee on December 9, 2002). THE BUDGET IS ATTACHED AS ADDENDUM 1.

Article 11.

This article relating to the construction of an addition to Town Hall offices located at 56 School Street was DEFEATED due to the lack of details in the presentation. (Selectmen)

Article 12. Voted unanimously to adjust the exemption amount and eligi- bility factors for the property tax exemption for senior citizens under M.G.L. Chapter 59 Section 5 Clause 41C in accordance with Section 51 of Chapter 184 of the Acts of 2002 ¢ By reducing the requisite age for eligibility from age 70 to age 65 ¢ By increasing the amount of exemption from $500 to $1,000 ¢ By increasing the allowable income for applicants from $13,000 to $20,000 if single, and from $15,000 to $30,000 if married ¢ By increasing the allowable assets of applicants from $28,000 to $40,000 if ¢ single and from $30,000 to $55,000 if married, and e By increasing the value of the domicile excluded from allowable assets from 2 additional units to 3 additional units in addition to the applicants’ unit (Board of Assessors)

Article 13.

Voted unanimously to authorize the Collector of Taxes and the Treasurer to enter into compensation balance agreements during fiscal year 2004 as permitted by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44 Section 53 (f). (Tax Collector/Treasurer)

Article 14.

Voted unanimously to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time, in anticipation of revenue for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003, in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44 Section 4, and to issue a note or notes therefore, payable within one (1) year, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than one (1) year, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44 Section 17. (Treasurer)

Article 15.

Voted unanimously to replace the existing Personnel By-laws (1992 and as amended thereafter) with the revised Personnel By- law on file with the Town Clerk.

(Selectmen, Personnel Board)

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Article 16.

Voted unanimously to accept Schedule A FY 2004 of the Personnel by-laws. (Schedule A is attached as ADDENDUM 2) (Personnel Board)

Article 18. Voted unanimously to approve the ‘Oak Bluffs Cottage City Historic District’ By-law. (Historical Commission)

Article 19.

Voted unanimously to transfer from free cash, the sum of $ 25,000 (Twenty five thousand dollars) to the Town’s Stabilization Fund. (Finance and Advisory Committee)

Article 20.

Voted unanimously, as amended, to fix the compensation of full time and part time elected officials of the Town as provided by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 41 Section 108 as amended, for the twelve month period from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004 or take any other action relative thereto. Part time elected officials shall not receive annual cost of living increases. Full-time elected salaries are based on 52. weeks.

Moderator eS o2D Board of Selectmen Chairman $ 4,500 Board of Selectmen —4 Members $ 3,000 Each Constable- 2 $ 500 Each Tax Collector’s $ 54,436 Collector of Accounts $ 3,000 Town Clerk $ 50,908 Tree Warden $ 1,500 Board of Health Chairman $ 3,000 Board of Health- 2 Members $ 2,500 Each Cemetery Commissioner- Chairman baer aet Cemetery Commissioners- 2 Members $ 150 Each

And to fix the compensation of full time and part time appointed officials of the Town for the twelve (12) month period from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004 as follow

Board of Assessors (3) $ 1,591 Each Board of Registrar of Voters (4) $ 500 Each Harbormaster/Marina Manager $ 49,189 Highway Superintendent $ 64,556 Library Director $ 41,530 Assistant Town Accountant/

Manager, Information Services $ 48,000 Finance Director $ 50,000 Treasurer $ 39,090 Principal Assessor $ 41,132 Police Chief $ 72,100 Town Administrator $ 80,000 Wastewater Manager $ 40,800

Article 21.

Voted unanimously to take $0 from unreserved fund balance to be used to reduce the total to be raised by taxation in the budget approved for the next ensuing year. The above amount to

be taken from unreserved fund balance shall be proposed by the Selectmen at a regular or special Selectmen’s meeting at least 30 (thirty) days before the Annual Town Meeting. This article is appearing due to a vote of the April 1986 Annual Town Meeting which so instructed it be done on an annual basis. (Selectmen)

Article 22. Voted unanimously, as amended, to elect the following town officers on the official ballot:

One Moderator for One Year

Two Selectmen for Three Years

One Board of Health Member for Three Years

One Park Commissioner for Three Years

One Cemetery Commissioner for Three Years

One Tree Warden for Three Years

One School Committee Member for Three Years

Three Finance and Advisory Committee Members for Three Years

One Finance and Advisory Committee Member for Two Years One Finance and Advisory Committee Member for One Year One Planning Board Member for Five Years

One Wastewater Commissioner for Three Years One Water District Commissioner for Three Years

Article 23.

Voted to raise and appropriate $2,395 (Two thousand three hundred ninety five dollars) to upgrade the Accu-Vote Tabulator.

(By Petition)

Article 24. The following resolution was defeated.

“A Resolution of the Townspeople of Oak Bluffs Opposing Preemptive Military Action Against Iraq by the United States”

A motion was made and duly seconded to close this meeting following the defeat of the last article at 10:33 pm.

Attest:

DEBORAH deB. RATCLIFF Town Clerk

FISCAL YEAR 2004 - OPERATING BUDGET

DEPT. & ACCOUNT

CODES DEPARTMENT DEPT 114- TOWN MODERATOR 5110 DEPT 114- 5700 5110 TOTAL TOWN MODERATOR DEPT 122- SELECTMEN 5110 ELECTED OFFICIALS 51101 ADMINISTRATIVE SALARIES 51102 EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 51103 FLOATERS 51140 LONGEVITY 5300 PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL 5700 OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES TOTAL SELECTMEN DEPT 131- FINANCE COMMITTEE 51105 CLERICAL SALARY 5420 OFFICE SUPPLIES 5700 OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES 5711 TRAINING & SEMINARS Siig IN STATE TRAVEL 5730 MEMBERSHIPS TOTAL FINANCE COMMITTEE DEPT 132- FINANCE COMM. RESERVE FUND 5960 RESERVE FUND TOTAL FINCOM RESERVE FUND DEPT 135- TOWN ACCOUNTANT 51101 ADMINISTRATIVE SALARIES 51105 CLERICAL SALARY 5300 PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL

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FY2004 BUDGET

325.00 0.00 325.00

16,500.00 67,128.00 80,000.00 0.00 300.00 105,000.00 10,000.00 278,928.00

1,680.00 0.00

65,000.00 0.00 18,440.00

5700 5711

DEPT 141- 5110

51101 51107 51140 5300

5380

5700

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DEPT 144- 51900 51901 1911 p1913 51916 5212

DEPT. 145- 51101 51104 51140 52200

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5700

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5725

DEPT 155- 51101 51140

5280

5320

5342

5343

5344

DEPT 161- 5110

51101 51140 5700

5720

OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES TRAINING & SEMINARS TOTAL TOWN ACCOUNTANT ASSESSORS

ELECTED OFFICIALS ADMINISTRATIVE SALARIES ASST. ASSESSOR

LONGEVITY

PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL CARTOGRAPHIC SERVICES OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES REVAL

TOTAL ASSESSORS

TOWN TREASURER FIXED COSTS

FICA (MEDICARE)

FICA (SOCIAL SECURITY) PENSION FUND UNEMPLOYMENT COMP. MED. INS-EMPLOYER CONTR. COMPUTER P/R SERV. CON

TOTAL TOWN TREASURER FIXED

TOWN TREASURER ADMINISTRATIVE SALARIES ADMININSTATIVE CLERK LONGEVITY

TAX TITLE EXPENSE

OFFICE SUPPLIES

OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES TRAINING & SEMINARS TOTAL TOWN TREASUER TAX COLLECTOR

ELECTED OFFICIALS ADMINISTRATIVE SALARIES LONGEVITY

COLLECTOR OF ACCTS SALARY OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES TAX TITLE EXPENSE

TOTAL TAX COLLECTOR DATA PROCESSING ADMINISTRATIVE SALARIES LONGEVITY

COMPUTER NETWORK ADMIN. COMPUTER TRAINING COMPUTER SUPPLIES COMPUTER MAINTENANCE UPGRADES

TOTAL DATA PROCESSING TOWN CLERK

ELECTED OFFICIALS ADMINISTRATIVE SALARIES LONGEVITY

OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES OUT OF STATE TRAVEL TOTAL TOWN CLERK

2,500.00 0.00 85,940.00

4,800.00 88,600.00 0.00

0.00 25,000.00 4,000.00 5,100.00 10,000.00 137,500.00

22,000.00 1,900,269.00

39,090.00 0.00

0.00 20,000.00 0.00 500.00 2,000.00 61,590.00

54,436.00 61,776.00 500.00 3,000.00 17,564.00 12,500.00 149,776.00

41,553.00 300.00 0.00 10,000.00 13,894.00 43,920.00 25,000.00 134,667.00

50,908.00 35,417.00 1,100.00 1,830.00 0.00 89,255.00

DEPT 163- 5110 51100 51101 5700

DEPT 171- 51101 51140 51171 5300 5420 5700 5702 5710 Sut 5730

DEPT 175- 51105 210

BOARD OF REGISTRARS ELECTED OFFICIALS CONSTABLES ADMINISTRATIVE SALARIES OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES TOTAL BOARD OF REGISTRARS CONSERVATION COMMISSION ADMINISTRATIVE SALARIES LONGEVITY

CARETAKER'S SALARY PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL OFFICE SUPPLIES

OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES

MAINTENANCE EXPENSES

TRAVEL EXPENSES

TRAINING & SEMINARS

MEMBERSHIPS

TOTAL CONSERVATION COMMISSION PLANNING BOARD

CLERICAL SALARY

CONSULTING ENGINEERING

5700

DEPT 176- 51101 DIOS 51140

5341

5420

5700

DEPT 199- 51103 51914 52000 52019 5203 52100 SZit 5270 5273 5301 5302 5340 5341 5344 5420 56901 5700

DEPT 210- 5110 51101 51140 51210

OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES TOTAL PLANNING BOARD BOARD OF APPEALS

CLERICAL SALARY

CLERICAL SALARY

LONGEVITY

ADVERTISING

OFFICE SUPPLIES

OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES TOTAL BOARD OF APPEALS UNCLASSIFIED SELECTMEN FLOATERS SALARY

INSURANCE EXPENSE

STREET LIGHTING EXPENSE TOWN REPORT

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS COLL. SYS. SELF INSURANCE TRUST FUND TOWN BUILDING UTILITIES COPY MACHINE SUPPLIES LEASE LAND FOR DRAINAGE ENGINEERING/ARCHITECTURAL ANNUAL AUDIT

TELEPHONE

ADVERTISING

POSTAGE

OFFICE SUPPLIES

MV LAND/WATER COMM ASSESS OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED SELECTMEN POLICE DEPARTMENT CONSTABLES

CLERICAL SALARY

LONGEVITY

POLICE CHIEF'S SALARY

20

2,000.00 1,000.00 9,000.00 1,790.00 13,790.00

39,674.00 0.00 8,386.00 1,500.00 0.00 1,200.00 5,550.00 200.00 500.00 150.00 57,160.00

3,835.00 2,600.00

725.00 7,160.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 293,044.00 78,750.00 6,500.00 0.00 10,000.00 57,750.00 15,000.00 1,250.00 18,500.00 32,000.00 35,000.00 6,000.00 20,000.00 45,000.00 91,930.00 15,000.00 725,724.00

0.00 27,518.00 6,600.00 72,100.00

51211 51212 51213 51214 DLO 51216 1217 51292 51293 51294 21295 5186 5190 52210 5306 5307 5308 5345 5420 5421 5580 oT 5709

DEPT 220- 51101 51102

5243

5588

5700

DEPT 231- 51101 31232

51400 5150 5190 5700 5701

DEPT 241- 51101 51104 51105 51140 51242 5300 5420 5700 5712 5730 5780

LIEUTENANT SALARY

POLICE OFFICER SALARIES

SUMMER, TEMP. & SPECIAL OFFICERS PATROL SARGEANT

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

QUINN BILL

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER SALARY ASSIST, ACO SALARY

A. CONTROL OTHER CHARGES ACO INNOCULATION

DETECTIVE SALARY

ADDITIONAL SALARY EXPENSE MAINT. & OPERATION OF CRUISERS DELTA DENTAL

LEGAL PROTECTION

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS COLL. SYS. INTERNET CHARGES

OFFICE SUPPLIES

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE CONTRACT UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT TRAINING & SEMINARS

WW FEES

TOTAL POLICE DEPARTMENT FIRE DEPARTMENT

SALARIES

SALARIES FOR NON-RELATED FIRE BUILDING REPAIRS

FIRE ALARM SYSTEM

OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES TOTAL FIRE DEPARTMENT AMBULANCE SERVICE

CAPTAIN SALARIES

EMT SALARY

LONGEVITY

OVERTIME/EXTRA COVERAGE SHIFT PAY

IMMUNIZATION OF EMTS TRAINING & TUITION

OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES OFF ISLAND TRANSPORTS

TOTAL AMBULANCE SERVICE BUILDING INSPECTOR ADMINISTRATIVE SALARIES ADMINISTRATIVE CLERICAL CLERICAL SALARY

LONGEVITY

SEPARATE INSPECTORS PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL OFFICE SUPPLIES

OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES AUTO ALLOWANCE MEMBERSHIPS

INSTRUCTIONAL & CONFERENCES TOTAL BUILDING INSPECTOR

yal

65,956.00 413,335.00 149,601.00 109,096.00

0.00

37,846.00

48,939.00

28,500.00

7,592.00 4,000.00 600.00

54,015.00

131,000.00

0.00 3,336.00 1,750.00 1,000.00 0.00

0.00

0.00 41,404.00 15,000.00 400.00 1,219,588.00

89,700.00 5,000.00 4,000.00 1,000.00

43,563.00

143,263.00

94,682.00

800.00 1,128.00 53,430.00 1,000.00 10,000.00 17,000.00 4,000.00 182,040.00

88,196.00 0.00 13,175.00 300.00 800.00 20,000.00 0.00 260.00 0.00 125.00 1,700.00 124,556.00

DEPT 249- 51101 51140 5130 52249

5130 53400

5420

5713

5881

DEPT 291- 5700

DEPT 296- 51101

5240

5420

5700

5750

DEPT 300- 5000 5100 5200 5400 5700

DEPT 301- 5690 5800

DEPT 421- 51101 51140 393 5130 5131 51422 5240 5241 5245 5291 5292 5293 5294 ByaAc 5700 5709 58422

DEPT 491- 5110

SHELLFISH

CONSTABLES SALARY LONGEVITY

HOLIDAY, OVERTIME PAY

TOWN SHARE- MARINE BIOLOGIST PROPAGATION OF SHELLFISH FREIGHT, ADV., POSTAGE & RINGS SUPPLIES

TRAVEL, CONFERENCES & DUES EQUIPMENT

TOTAL SHELLFISH

CIVIL DEFENSE

OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES TOTAL CIVIL DEFENSE

OB MARINA/HARBORMASTER SALARIES

REPAIRS & MATERIALS

OFFICE SUPPLIES

OTHER CHARGES & EXPENSES CONTINGENCY

TOTAL OB MARINA/HARBORMASTER