May 8, 2014 Ballot

 

Position

Term

Candidate

Votes

Assessor
3 years John W. Minnehan
914
Commissioner of Trust Funds 3 years Richard T. Walsh
904
Constable 3 years Frederick J. Glatz
936
Housing Authority 1 year Richard J. Cullinan
902
Library Trustee 3 years; Two positions open Abigail P. Jackson
856
Judith F. Lais
822
Moderator 1 year George A. Hall, Jr
911
Park and Cemetery Commissioner 3 years Mark. H. Frampton
915
Planning Board 3 years; Two positions open Steven B. Hall
846
Martha A. Morrison
843
Regional District School Committee

1 year

Kim M. Sherwood

849
3 years John K. Spencer
900
Road Commissioner 3 years Boyd R. Jackson
899
School Committee 3 years; Two positions open Joseph J. Quigley, Jr.
849
Gregg William Lindsay
756
Selectman 3 years; Two positions open Martha A. Morrison
828
J. Stephen Lais
761
Water Commissioner 3 years Philip G. Knowles
843


PROPOSITION 2 1/2

REFERENDUM

BALLOT QUESTION

Vote

QUESTION ONE:
SCHOOL COMMITTEE:

Shall the Town of Topsfield be allowed to assess an additional $199,500 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding the general operating budget for the elementary schools including, two full time classroom teachers in grades one and four ($110,599), a 5/10 full time equivalent Extended Studies Program teacher for grades 4-6 ($27,849) and an 8/10 full time equivalent Learning Specialist ($61,052), for the fiscal year beginning July first two thousand and fourteen?

Yes 791
No 318

NON-BINDING REFERENDUM BALLOT QUESTION
QUESTION TWO:

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to file a petition with the General Court for special legislation authorizing the Board of Selectmen to issue EIGHT pouring licenses for "conference event facilities" and "full-service restaurants" as defined in the Zoning Bylaws, and in the form set forth below; provided however, that the General Court may make clerical and editorial changes of form only to the bill, unless the Board of Selectmen approves amendments to the bill prior to enactment by the General Court, and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to approve amendments which shall be within the public purposes of the petition, or take any other action relative thereto. 

"An Act Authorizing the Issuance of a Eight Licenses for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages to Be Drunk On Premises in the Town of Topsfield
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding Section 17 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the Town of Topsfield to grant up to eight additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under Section 12 of said Chapter 138 to entities licensed as a common victualler under chapter 140 of the General Laws and operating as a "conference and event facilty" or "full service restaurant," both as defined in the Topsfield zoning bylaws. No holder of a license for the sale of alcoholic beverages under the prisions of any special or general law shall be eligible to hold a license under this act.  The licenses shall be subject to all of said Chapter 138, except Section 17. 
SECTION 2. The license granted under this Act, if revoked or no longer in use, shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights and privileges pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority. 
SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its passage.

YES 727
NO 343