HALIFAX — Voters at Special Town Meeting on Tuesday Feb. 17 nixed a $619,000 capital improvement package for the Silver Lake campus, rejected a $121,250 request by cemetery commissioners to purchase 10 acres of farmland at Hayward and Franklin streets, and approved a $27,937 budget transfer to fund a collective bargaining agreement with the police patrolmen’s union.
By a voice vote, Halifax Special Town Meeting rejected the $619,000 Silver Lake plan, with some “yes” votes, but many more “no” votes.
On Jan. 8, the Silver Lake Regional School Committee voted to amend this fiscal year’s budget to fund the $619,000 capital plan, drawing on the district’s $1.1-million is excess and deficiency or free cash funds.
The measure would not alter assessments to Halifax, Kingston or Plympton. However, voters at Town Meeting in each town may vote to affirm, reduce or reject the budget amendment.
If Town Meeting in two of the three towns approve the measure, it stands. If Town Meeting does not act, the measure is deemed to be approved by that town.
Kingston did not schedule a Town Meeting to deal with the $619,000 Silver Lake plan, therefore it is deemed approved by that town. Special Town Meeting in Halifax on Tuesday rejected the measure. Voters at Special Town Meeting in Plympton Friday night, Feb. 20, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Town House to discuss the Silver Lake plan and cast the deciding vote.