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HomeMy WebLinkAboutOpen Session Packet 02 04 2014TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM BOARD OF SELECTMEN Memorial Building 150 Concord Street Framingham, MA 01702 February 4, 2014 Memorial Building Dennis L. Giombetti, Chair Laurie Lee, Vice Chair Michael J. Bower, Clerk Charles J. Sisitsky Jason A. Smith Open Session will convene in Nevins Conference Room at 6:30 p.m. followed immediately by Executive Session. At the conclusion of Executive, the Board will reconvene in Open Session at 7:00 p.m. in the Ablondi Meeting Room. Executive Session 1. Collective Bargaining for FPSOA/Deputy Chiefs MOA per G.L. c. 30A, secs. 21(a)(3) (7)and Suffolk Construction v. DCAM 449 Mass. 444 (2007) 2. Fafard Real Estate and Development Corp v. Town of Framingham, Land Court 10 MISC 431591, per G.L. c. 30A, secs. 21(a)(3)(7) and Suffolk Construction v. DCAM 449 Mass. 444 (2007) 3. Review of Town Counsel Litigation Report to Finance Committee per G.L. c. 30A, secs. 21(a)(3) (7)and Suffolk Construction v. DCAM 449 Mass. 444 (2007) Open Session Next Step Living Check Presentation to Library Trustees Public Participation 1. Town Manager's Report 2. Public Hearings a. Consideration of Signage on Town -owned Property: The Heritage Chorale b. Consideration of Reappointment of Elizabeth Fuller as Constable 3. Operating Budget Overview 4. Referral to Planning Board Proposed Article to Amend Zoning Bylaw Regarding Porticos 5. Approval of Meeting Minutes: 12/18/2013 Open Session; 01/07/2014 Executive and Open; 01/14/2014 Executive and Open; 01/21/2014 Executive and Open Selectmen Reports TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street, Room 121, Framingham, MA 01702 508 -532 -5400 1508-532-5409 (fax) I rhalpinkframinhamma.gov I www.framinghamma.gov Town Manager Robert J. Halpin Assistant Town Manager Jennifer Thompson TOWN MANAGER'S REPORT February 4, 2014 Board of Selectmen Dennis L. Giombetti, Chair Laurie Lee, Vice -Chair Michael J. Bower, Clerk Charles J. Sisitsky Jason A. Smith MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES The Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana (MMJ) Program announced the first 20 Registered Marijuana Dispensaries approved for provisional licensure to operate. 4 out of the 5 licenses allocated to Middlesex County were issued, but none of them were for locations in Framingham. The 4 licenses issued in Middlesex were located in: Lowell, Ayer, Newton and Cambridge. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has asked 8 of the applicants that were not selected to consider locations in one of 4 counties where no licenses were granted. Therefore these 8 are expected consider a request for a license in Middlesex County. At the end of this phased of the process there will likely be 28 licenses awarded, leaving 7 available statewide and 1 in Middlesex County. We are interacting with DPH on what their next steps will be in the process but for the time being it does not appear that a dispensary or cultivation center will locate in Framingham. LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION The Assistant Town Manager and I met with the Legislative Delegation on a variety of topics relating to Framingham. Highlights included discussions on the revised Commuter Rail Schedule, follow -up on the Rt. 126 grade crossing, and financial implications and considerations when state agencies purchase local land. In addition, Senator Spilka agreed to set -up a meeting with Secretary Sullivan on the Birch Road Wells, and will also be setting up a meeting with DCAM to discuss the Mass Bay campus in Downtown Framingham. We will be working with the delegation to coordinate their attendance at an upcoming Board of Selectmen meeting so that various issues can be discussed with the Board in March. NOBSCOT CHAPEL The Request for Proposals to sell the Nobscot Chapel has been publicly advertised. It will run as a public advertisement for the next three weeks with proposals due to the town on February 27 An evaluation committee will review the proposals and rate submittals based on evaluation criteria such as: financial and operational capability, site and building design, purchase price and additional benefits to the t own and community. The primary goal of this request is to select a proposal that renovates or reuses the building while preserving the cultural, historical, and architectural significance of this landmark. Additionally, proposals will be evaluated based on their ability to stimulate investment, eliminate blight and improve the general area in which the Nobscot Chapel is located. We have reserved all of our rights to reject proposals which we do not feel create sufficient benefits to either the Town or the appearance of the neighborhood. EMERITUS SENIOR CARE— CUSHING PARK I initiated correspondence to the corporate headquarters of Emeritus Corporation to continue a discussion we previously initiated with the local Emeritus at Farm Pond facility. We have expressed interest in understanding the plans Emeritus may have in the future for the Farm Pond facility and how those plans relate to the new its Cushing Park Master Plan. We indicated a desire to consider acquiring all or a significant portion of the undeveloped land remaining at the location. This was done in concert with the Division of Parks and Recreation. I will continue to keep the Board updated on our progress with regard to this initiative. CONGRESSWOMAN CLARK Members of the Senior Team and I met with Congresswoman Clark to provide an overview of priorities, issues and initiatives in Framingham. We will be setting up a subsequent meeting with the Congresswoman concerning CSX related issue and the Rt. 126 /Commuter Rail Grade Crossing and longer term financing needs of this project. OPERATIONAL REVIEW OF ASSESSING PRACTICES We have contracted with MATRIX Consulting to perform a post -audit review of the implementation of the recommendations that were identified in the operational review of town assessing practices. Alan Pennington, the Consultant who performed the initial review and prepared the report on the town's assessing practices will be performing the post -audit which will include a presentation of his findings to the Board at an upcoming meeting. We are also preparing an outline for one or more tutorial videos on how our assessment practices are carried out. We will not be able to complete the video until after abatements are dealt with in February. HOUSING Art Robert and I met with representatives from the State Housing and Community Development Division concerning an action plan on housing. We will have more to report on this in the near future . FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC ACCESS I have communicated with the Executive Director of FPAC and provided a copy of our latest agreement proposed by Town Counsel. The next step will be for FPAC to respond in writing to this draft agreement. KEEFE TECH ROOF I have worked out a time line for decision making in the Roof Project at Keefe Tech. Jon Evans the new Superintendent will be prepared to make a presentation to the Board of Selectmen on February 11 meeting. I will advise Dan Lampl, Bill McCarthy and Audrey Hall of this presentation. If the Selectmen find that they support the project the Board does not necessarily need to call a town meeting — the District Committee's vote to authorize debt for the project will become effective after 60 days unless one or more of the member communities voted to DISAPPROVE within that time. The Board may decide to both support the project and to call an optional town meeting out of deference to town meeting. My own view is that if we accept the need and support the project that calling a town meeting to ratify is basically a distraction from the larger issues that we will be working of for the annual meeting. But, it really is the Board's call. If there is interest in calling a town meeting the last meeting where the board could make that th decision is March 4 FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS New Flood Insurance Rate Maps need to be adopted by Town Meeting and made part of the zoning by- law at this upcoming annual town meeting. The Planning Board has been briefed on the changes but the Board of Selectmen will need to officially refer the new maps to the Planning Board as part of that process. I have reviewed the new maps with the DPW and have asked that they prepare a presentation for the Board of Selectmen in early March. The Board can make the referral to the Planning Board now or on the night of the presentation. At the end of this process, there are 99 owners of property with buildings that now will fall in the flood plain and may be required to purchase flood insurance. I am working with the DPW to identify this 99 owners and communicate with them prior to the presentation. ROUTE 30 CORRIDOR STUDY We held a meeting between staff from the Town of Natick and Framingham and representatives of the MA MPO and District 3 MA DOT to discuss the Rt. 30 Corridor Study. There was also a discussion of various zoning and land use considerations which the two Towns will collaborate on, some of which would facilitate one of the short term corridor recommendations, ie an extra lane from the TJX Drive to the Mass Turnpike exit. We will be asking town meeting to consider appropriating some mitigation funding to advance further engineering review of the corridor study recommendations. Our next meeting will be in April. Phase 2 Application Outcome January 31, 2014 Recommended at Proposed Location sorted by county DPH # Applicant Name Expert Score Town County Population by County 9 Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts, Inc 160 Mash pee Barnstable 215,888 75 William Noyes Webster Foundation, Inc 147 Dennis Barnstable 10 Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts, Inc. 160 Taunton Bristol 548,285 12 113righton Health Advocates Inc. d /b /a Compassionate Can 152 Fairhaven Bristol 13 Alternative Therapies Group, Inc. 149 Salem Essex 21 Healthy Pharms, Inc. 149 Haverhill Essex 743,156 17 Debilitating Medical Condition Treatment Centers, Inc 142 Holyoke Hampden 463,490 62 New England Treatment Access, Inc 155 Northampton Hampshire 158,080 3 Patriot Care Corp. 141 Lowell Middlesex 1,503,085 23 Central Ave Compassionate Care, Inc 143 Middlesex 43 Garden Remedies, Inc. _Ayer 149 Newton Middlesex 53 The Greeneway Wellness Foundation, Inc. 144 Cambridge Middlesex 61 New England Treatment Access, Inc. 155 Brookline Norfolk 670,850 99 Ermont 148 Quincy Norfolk 8 Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts, Inc. 160 Plymouth Plymouth 494,919 27 In Good Health, Inc. 146 Brockton Plymouth 44 Good Chemistry of Massachusetts, Inc. 145 Boston Suffolk 722,023 100 Green Heart Holistic Health & Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 138 Boston Suffolk 7 Bay State Relief, Inc 137 Milford Worcester 798,552 45 Good Chemistry of Massachusetts, Inc. 144 Worcester Worcester Counties without a selected dispensary Berkshire 131,219 ran in 71 Dukes 16,525 Nantucket 10,172 The selection of dispensaries was based on the quality of the applications. This was an objective, merit -based process guided by state procurement principles. The selection committee was supported by contracted, independent experts in subject matter (ICF International) and in background investigations (Creative Services, Inc. "CSI "). An expert review by ICF International scored the applications in areas including public health, security and strength of business plan. The expert review determined the score for each applicant, based on a scale of 0 to 163 possible points. Scores of qualifying applicants were all 137 or higher. The score was not the only factor in making the final recommendations. The Department's Selection Committee considered the scores, along with geographic diversity, local support, and a strong focus on the ability to meet patient needs, while ensuring public safety. The Management Team, Board of Directors and investors of dispensaries were also subject to extensive civil and criminal background checks by CSI. Based on this process some applicants were not selected at this time. Page two (2) lists qualified applicants who were not granted their original proposed location, but will be invited to amend their application and seek a change of location to one of the counties that lacks a dispensary. Pages 3 -4 list applicants who were not selected at this time. TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM Memorial Building 150 Concord Street, B -7 Framingham, Massachusetts 01702 (508 ) 532 -5490 Fax (508 ) 532 -5497 RMT framin hamma. ov To: Town of Framingham Employees From: Robin Tusino Date: 2/03/2014 Subject: Transition to GIC Health Benefits Pursuant to Chapter 69 of the Acts of 2011 and Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 32B X21 -23, the Town of Framingham will be transferring all of its employees, retirees and survivors to Group Insurance Commission (GIC) health benefits. If you wish to be enrolled in health insurance as of July 1, 2014, you must apply for coverage during the GIC open enrollment period of Wednesday, April 9 - Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Health Insurance Premiums Employees' contribution ratio will be 16% for HMO -type plans, 25% for PPO -type plans, and 25% for Indemnity GIC health plans. The Town will send you a rate chart, GIC Benefit Decision Guide, and enrollment forms before the beginning of the open enrollment period. Required Documents to Enroll in a GIC Health Plan (See Appendix A) When you enroll in a GIC health plan, you will need to provide GIC required documents along with your enrollment application(s). To help ensure a smooth transition, please begin gathering the documentation required for health coverage. A listing of required documents that must accompany your GIC application is enclosed. Your failure to provide this documentation with your application will cause the GIC to reject your application. If you need documents from local governments or courts, please start to assemble that information right away. GIC Health Plan Benefit Information The town will be sending you a GIC Benefit Decision Guide containing an overview of your health plan options along with enrollment forms before the open enrollment period. Information will also be available on the GIC's website: www.mass.gov /gic /bdgs. Note that final benefit information for July 1, 2014, will be posted on the GIC's website late March, and most of the plan provider details will be posted during the first week of April. We encourage you to research your options, contact plans you are considering to find out information on other benefits not outlined on the GIC website or in the guide to find out whether your doctors and hospitals are in their network. Be sure to check that you reside within a plan's service area. Health Fair A health fair will take place on Friday, April 25, at the Framingham Town Hall, Nevins Hall, 1st Floor, 150 Concord Street in Framingham from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. At this fair, you will be able to meet and to speak with representatives from the various GIC health plans as well as GIC staff. You will also be able to enroll in a health plan. If you wish to enroll at one of these fairs, remember to bring the required documentation with you (Appendix A). Payroll Deduction of Health Insurance Premium Coverage for GIC will begin July 1, 2014. Deductions are taken the month prior to coverage. If you enroll for GIC coverage during the established enrollment period, your first deduction will be taken in the first paycheck of June 2014. Additional Information If you have any questions regarding this memo, please contact Robin Tusino either via email rmt@framinghamma.gov or via telephone at 508 - 532 -5490. 2 Appendix A www.mass.gov /gic 617 - 727 -2310 Required Documents for GIC Coverage for All GIC Health Plans If you are planning to cover yourself only: ■ There is no documentation needed unless you are a retiree or survivor who is (and /or whose spouse is) age 65 or over If you are planning to cover a current and /or former spouse, you will need the following: ■ If you are married - Copy of Certified Marriage Certificate If you are divorced or legally separated, the following sections of the Separation Agreement are required. Note that that if you were divorced prior to March 27, 1985, your former spouse is not eligible for GIC coverage: • Divorce Absolute Date • Signature Page • Health Insurance Provisions • Your Former Spouse's Last Known Address If you are planning to cover dependent children, you will need the following: • Dependent Child Coverage - Copy of Certified Birth Certificate ( must have parent / child relationship listed) • Dependent Age 19 -26 - Complete a Dependent Age 19 -26 Application for coverage (form available on the GIC's website) • Handicapped Dependent - complete Handicapped Dependent form (form available on the GIC's website) • Adoption - Copy of Adoption Placement Letter o Letter must be on Adoption Agency Letterhead and include the following: • Name of Adoptive Parents • Name of Adopted Child • Date Child Placed in the Home • Grandchild - Copy of Court Guardianship Appointment o However, if grandchild is a dependent of a dependent under age 19, copy of grandchild's certified (Long Form) birth certificate Documents such as marriage certificates and birth certificates can be obtained by contacting the Clerk's Office of the town in which the event occurred. Adoption verification and Grandchild verification information can be obtained by contacting the adoption agency used or the Clerk of Court's office in the town in which the event occurred. We encourage you to contact the appropriate offices as soon as possible. There may be a waiting period to obtain information. TOWN OF FRAMING1 AM REQUEST FOR SIGNAGE ON TOWN -OWNED PROPERTY Organization: Non- Profit: Yes No Contact Informat'on Name: , c es c Telephone: f X - Email: C"o 1 C ° '� et, �` � rya Date signage to be installed: Date signage to be removed: ( �7 Locations for Signage: /_ t1 Approved: Date of Decision: Denied: All signage will be in compliance with the Sign Bylaw. t_ Kenneth M. Ferguson, Chief Steven D. Trask, Executive Officer Ronald Brandolini, Deputy Chief Kevin Slattery, Deputy Chief MEMORANDUM To: Robert Halpin, Town Manager From: Chief Kenneth M. Ferguson RE: Constable Application Date: January 27, 2014 508 - 532 -5926 508 - 532 -5927 Fax 508 - 532 -5899 I am writing regarding Ms. Elizabeth A. Fuller, who is seeking re- appointment as a constable. After a diligent search of all police department records, I have found no record or information indicating that; Ms. Fuller is unfit to hold such a position. Based on the information available, she appears to be a suitable person to be appointed as a constable. If you have any questions, or would like to further - discus`' the matter please contact me. Respectfully Submitted Kenneth M. Ferguson Chief of Police 1 William Welch Way Framingham, IAA 01702 www,framinghampd.org OFFICES OF ELIZABETH LEE FULLER & ASSOCIATES 28 EDMANDS ROAD FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS 01701 TELEPHONE (508) 877 -5488 TELECOPIER (508) 877 -4186 January 24, 2014 Kenneth Ferguson Chief of Police Town of Framingham 1 William Welch Way Framingham, MA 01702 CONSTABLES AUCTIONEERS JUSTICE OF THE PEACE RE: Re- appointment of Elizabeth A. Fuller as constable of Framingham. Dear Chief Ferguson, Enclosed please find, my application; a copy of my bond renewal; and a letter to the Board of Selectman /Selectwoman. A written approval from the Chief of Police must also be submitted. Therefore I must ask for a written letter of approval. Thank you for your time and sssistance as it is greatly appreciated. Respectfully, Elizabeth A. Fulle enclosures cc. Board of Selectman /Selectwoman Introduction • The next 3 - 5 budget years present unusual opportunities and challenges • Favorable `Fund Balance -Free Cash' • Projected health insurance savings • Development proposals in the permit pipeline • Major school building project in 2016 • A desire to manage this opportunities in a financially sustainable manner Interactive Budget Planning Tool • Refining an improved 3 — 5 year financial planning tool to improve budget planning • Manage budget decisions with a view towards achieving and sustaining multiple financial goals over 3 years • Permits `what if analysis of variables we control and sensitivity analysis of variable we do not control Approach to Fiscal Year 2015 • Limit increases in the property tax levy to less than the maximum allowed • Sustain that reduced tax levy over multiple fiscal years • Avoid shifting shares of tax levy beyond the current 60 -40 split to protect taxpayers • Hit our highest muni and school operating budget priorities • Prepare for major capital outlay for new school — capital reserve fund plus excess levy capacity Phone (508) 532 -5425 Fax (508) 532 -5445 TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM Mar Ellen Kelle OFFICE OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Chief Financial Officer Memorial Building, Room 123 Jennifer A. Pratt 150 Concord Street Asst. Chief Financial Officer Chief Procurement Officer Framingham, MA 01702 Richard G. Howarth, Jr. Town Accountant Stephen W. Price Treasurer /Collector William G. Naser Chief Assessor Memorandum To: Board of Selectmen From: Mary Ellen Kelley, CFO Re: FY15 Departmental Budget Requests — Summary Data Date: January 31, 2014 The FY15 Operating budget presents a number of opportunities and challenges. The attached spreadsheet is a comprehensive look at the FY15 Level Service budget need and the Priority FY15 Requests. The list is organized by Department, in alphabetical order. Columns two and three are the FY15 Level Service Budget and the incremental increase from FY14. Columns four, five and six are the priority request descriptions, the incremental increase of each request and the number of FTEs associated with each request (if any). Like FY14, we will continue to report the overall budget in this format when the final recommendations are made, adding a column for requests that are not recommended. This format was well received by the Board, other Boards and Committees and Town Meeting as a good summary of the priority items in the budget, so we will continue to use it. At the bottom of this chart is the total incremental increase for Level Service, both Municipal ($2.65 million) and School Departments ($4.48 million). The total for Service Improvement Priority requests for Municipal Departments is $1,696,794. The School Department has not determined a final priority request at this time. Priority requests include economic development initiatives, year two of our Police enhanced staffing program, program efficiencies, restructuring two departments to better handle the Town wide workload, improving technology and data security, and improved and expanded employee training and professional development. Municipal Departments, in total, are requesting 17.8 positions for FY15. There are several budget items that greatly affect what decisions we make for FY15 and beyond. The Town Manager has convened a working group to look at these variables over a three year period versus the vacuum of one fiscal year. Given that we will need to invest, significantly, in school and town buildings over the next several years, we need to build the financial flexibility at Dedicated to Excellence in Public Service least in the next three years to put the community in a position to handle these projects. These items include: ➢ Allocate health insurance savings over three fiscal years (approx. $5 million per year) ➢ Managing the property tax levy to create near term tax relief in anticipation of a large levy increase and /or debt exclusion for the Fuller/Farley School project o MSBA funding for this project is critical, it cannot go forward without it ➢ Allocation of Free Cash over three years: FYI Free Cash is $9.1 million • Allocate portion to Stabilization Fund • Allocate portion to Capital Stabilization fund (new FYI 5) • Allocate portion to OPEB Trust • Amend pro -rata shares to these priorities to create a reserve to mitigate tax bills over three years ➢ Manage the Capital Budget and corresponding debt service over the long term o Again, MSBA funding is critical as it saves $1.5 -$2 million in debt service PER YEAR ➢ Keep spending sustainable; manage within our long term revenue Dedicated to Excellence in Public Service FY15 Operating Budget Requests Strategic Investment Global Summary Incremental Increase to Incremental FY15 Level FY15 Increase /Decrease from Serkdce Increase'. .Department Level Service FY15 Budget Requests FY14 Voted Budget Service Improvement Priority Requests Request to FTES Accounting Priority #1 Salary - U pgrade 1 Position in Accounting and 1 Position Salary $14,034 in Payroll for additional supervisory and internal control oversight $5,473 Operating Priority #2 Small Capital- 2 laptops for emergency $4,500 Subtotal $14,034 $9,973 0.0 Animal Control Salary $1,728 Energy Electric, Natural Gas $345 Operating bldg -Int, vehicle ri add cell '. phone, deer vet service, gasoline $1,550 Subtotal ': $3,623 r$0 0.0 Salary, Board of Assessors Stipends to include a Assessing 3rd member $9,633 Operating- Consulting Revaluation, Postage, Advertising $1,895 Small Capital - Computer Software Upgrade (LAMA) Data Conversion and Callibration $60,000 Subtotal $71,528 $0 0.0 Building Inspection Salary Overtime: $18,207 Operating Increase for vehicle maintenance,' telephone, cel[phone, postage, supplies, decrease for rmileage reimbursements $998 Small Capital Request for FY14 was for one vehicle, no capital request for FY15 $24,500 Pr'or`ty #1': Small Capital' -Laser Levels. for ADA Compliance $2,500 Pr o rty 42: Small Capital - Large Scale Plotter $9,300 Subtotal : . $7,291 $11 0.0 Cemeteries Operating - FY14 budet included $17,650 for Priority #1 Operating - General repairs to improve the appearance of cemetery road repair and tree work. FY15 the cemetery including tombstone repair, water line repair, tree requests anticipates bidding of new landscape work, flowers, mulch entrances and repair gates and hardware. contract and $1,000 for gravestone repairs - $15,486 $5,000 Subtotal . $15,486 $5,000 0.0 Priority #1Small Capital - :Capital and Operating Budget Management CFO Salary $16,055 and Reporting Software Program $30,000 Operating Town /School Audit, education, printing, postage '. $5,150 Subtotal : $21,2051 $30,000 0.0 Community & Econ Salary $16,342 Development Priority #1 Operating- Historical and Historic District Commission Initiatives. Historical Commission includes survey of properties for registration with the state, secure national historic place listing for Clayes House, conferences /workshops /training. Historic District Commission work includes brass marker signs for Jonathan Maynard District, create two new historic districts, develop /print /mail new Historic District brochure. $40,000 0.0 Operating - continued fundingfor EDIC (no Priority #2 Operating- Economic Development Plan focused on the additional funding requested from FY14 voted Golden Triangle. The town's masterplan calls for completing an budget of $120,000) economic development plan for the entire town. The EDIC's level service budget includes funding plan for targeting Nobscot, Saxonvill and Mount Wayte. Additional funding would fund plans for the Golden Triangle area. This approach assumes that economic development planningfor Tech Park and Downtown will be completed in future years, building on related work completed eternally or through the APC. $35,000 Subtotal $16,342 $75,000 0.0 Council on Aging Salary $11,337 Priority #1'Salary Add a'Continuing Connections Coordinator Position which will support servicesto patents and families with Alzheimer's. M5/315 hours per week : $20,710 0.4 Operating Slight decrease in general operating supplies $336 Small Capital Replace CPUs for data collecton system $2,260 $230 Subtotal : $11,211 $20,710 0.4 DPW Administration Salary $7,741 Operating - Software Maintenance, Memberships /Education /Training $1,020 Subtotal $8,761 $0 0.0 DPW - Conservation Salary $7,999 Priority 41 Salary Establish seasonal conservation trails crew to $36,342 better manage the many . conservation: properties The crew would S be responsible for clearing of brush along existing conservation trails, brushing in of unwanted trails, construction of new trails, assist ng in the removal of hazard trees, removal of brush and debris dumped on conservation parcels, clean-up of household waste discarded on conservation parcel s Subtotal '. $7,999 $36,342 0.0 '. DPW- Engineering Salary $29,628 Operating - Software Maintenance $150 Small Capital - Decrease in request from FY14 - $16,000 Subtotal $13,778 $0 0.0 DPW Fleet Salary Contractual Differentia is /Stipends, $35,941 1116/1156 Pens on Energy Eleetr c,: Natural Gas $1,353 Operating Buildings& GroundsMant, Fuel, Education $3,225 Subtotal ' $40,519 :$0 0.0 DPW- Highway Salary - Overtime, Contractual Priority #2 Salary- New Position Assistant Director for Differentials /Stipends, 1116/1156 Pension $144,381 Highway /Sanitation (split budget Hwy /San) $38,963 0.5 Energy - Electric, Natural Gas $636 Operating - Police Details, fuel, public works supplies, education /training/seminars $28,586 Priority #1 Small Capital - 3 equipment trailers $57k, 1 plow $10k, 2 Small Capital - Decrease in request from FY14 - $15,000 dump bodies $24.5k $91,500 Subtotal $158,603 $130,463 03 FY15 Operating Budget Requests Strategic Investment Global Summary Incremental Increase to Incremental FY15 Level FY15 Increase /Decrease from Service Increase'. .Department Lever Service FY15 Budget Requests FY14 Voted Budget Service Improvement Priority Requests Request to FTES DPW - Salutation Salary Overtime, Contractual : : Priority 42: Salary New Poston Assistant Director for Differentials/Stipends, 1116/1156 Pension $79,279 Highway/Sanitation (spl tbudget Hwy/San) $38,963 0.5 Energy Electric, Natural Gas $1,155 Operating Equip ma nt, cellphone, internet service, diesel, ed -tion /train "rig $14,1$5 Small Capita[ decrease in request from FY14 :: $4,000 Subtotal : $90,589 $38,963 0.5 Elections Salary $2,794 Operating - Fundingfor 4 elections State Primary Sept 9, 2014; State Election Nov 4, 2014; Town Preliminary (potential) March 10, 2015; Town Election April 7, 2015. Voting machine, postage, police details, poll set ups, poll workers, custodians. $67,590 Subtotal $70,384 $0 0.0 Operatng Emergency Management Equipment, Emergency Management reverse 911 $10,500 $0 Subtotal ? $10,500 :$0 0.0 11 Facilities Management (Town Priority #1 Salary - Reoganization of Department Staff, 2 positions Building Services) me greater responsibility and management requirements in Salary - Move Capital Project Manager position order to meet the departments goals for the town owned building from Town Manager budget to Facilities budget $78,568 plan $26,334 Energy - Town Owned Buildings Electric, Natural Gas (Decrease in request Maynard Bldg sale to Priority #1 Salary - Increase /Reclass PT Custodian position to FT Danforth Museum) - $28,874 Admin Asst position 1 $16,930 0.5 Operating - Equipment /Building/Vehicle Maintenance Costs, Building Supplies/Materials - relfects more accurate expenses for town owned buildings $96,430 Priority #2 Salary - Add Maintenance /Technical Plumbing Staff $64,898 1.0 Priority #2 Salary - Add Maintenance /Technical HVAC Staff Emus Small Capital - Decrease in request from FY14 - $12,500 funding $32,449 1.0 Priority #2 Small Capital- Vehicle for Capital Proj Manager $23,000 Subtotal $133,624 $163,611 2.5 Fire Dept: Salary Decrease due to retirements, staff : Priority 41 Salary M4 Full-time Admin Asst turnover $268,293 Logistics/ Perm Lf nInstruct on and Data Management $47,800 10 Energy Electricity, Natural Gas s Fire Stations $3,736 Operating equipment, radio, vehicle maintenance, consulting, cellphone, building ? vehicle supplies, gasoline, diesel.: $23997 Small Capital no se from FY14 request Subtotal : . $240,560 $47,800 1.0 Board of Health Salary $ 154,097 Priority #1 Salary- Reclass Admin Asst Position to Office Manager $2,700 Priority #1 Salary - Reclass Chief Sanitarian Position to Chief Environmental Health Officer 1 $0 Priority #1 Salary -Add Position for Pre - Occupancy Housing Operating $4,066 Permiting Program $50,000 Priority #1 Salary - Social Worker /Human Services Coordinator Position $60,165 Priority #1 Salary - Part -time Environment Health Site & Facility Assessment Officer $32,574 Priority #2 Small Capital - Vehicle $22,000 Subtotal $158,163 $167,439 0.0 Human: Resources Salary $15,166 Priority #1 Salary Add a fall time position Benefits Assistant $35,000 10 Priority #1Salary Reoganzaton of Department Staff $6,300 Priority #1 Contract Occupational Health Nurse $25,000 Operating Consulting, Training Seminars, : Priority #2 Operating Diversity Initiative, Welloess Initiative, Postage, Safety Training supplies, dues & : Employee Appreciations/Recognition Program, Workers Comp Safety subscriptions $26,460 Committee, Work Place Safety Committee $62,600 Subtotal : $41,626 $128,900 1.0 Legal Operating - Legal $25,000 Priority #1 Litigation Contingency $150,000 Subtotal $25,000 $150,000 0.0 Library :: Salary Anticipated for Library contract FY14 :& $150,702 Priority #1Salary Assistant Director of Shared Services. The FY15 Framingham Public Library proposes a major reorganization of the Library and the new management team) in order to achieve the strategic initiatives in our new Long Range Plan and to maximize the Library's role in the exiciting new vision Downtown Revitalization This position, in conjunction with the Director and Asst Director, will expand the 'Library's capacity as one of the most valuable community resources in Framingham. $71,378 10 Energy Electricity, Natural Gas : $3,390 Priority 42 Salary Expand Assistant Supervisor of Branch Services position from 26 hours to 37.5 hours per week. Presently, this is a benefitted 26 hour per week posit on, The balance of hours from 26 to 375 is covered by a substture which will no longer be needed and the savings will help offset the costs of this proposal The expandedr position will also address the needs of our young adult population with improved collector development, homework assistance, and ? programs ': $16,401 04 Operating Decrease from FY14 request which : $39,459 Priority 42: Salary Expand Summer Hours Demand for library had included a book tagging program that is services in the summer for working families has increased and the ? complete. expanded hours would help stop the summer slide in reading skills.'. Our Summer Reading Programs one of the busiest in the Commonwealth and expanded hours would allow for lmore access to materials for busy patrons and families, $13,651 Small Capital Decrease from FY14 request which $17,593 had included a book tagging program that is complete Subtotal : $97,040 $101,430 1.4 Salary - Contractual Differentials /Stipends, Loring Arena 1116 /1156 Pension $6,794 Energy - Electricity, Natural Gas $2,063 Operating - Equipment Maintenance, Supplies /Materials $4,509 FY15 Operating Budget Requests Strategic Investment Global Summary FTE Incremental Increase to Incremental FY15 Level FY15 Increase /Decrease from Service Increase'. .Department Level Service FY15 Budget Requests FY14 Voted Budget Service Improvement Priority Requests Request to FTES Small Capital - Lobby Kiosk, Heater Coin -Op Boxes, Powerplate Tempered Glass Replacement $14,717 Subtotal $28,083 $0 0.0 Park & Recreation Salary Overtime, Contractual : $69,422 Priority #1:Salary 5 additional Seasonal Laborers i2.5 FTE'si, for :. Differentials/Stipends, 1116/1156 Pennon : both the Bowd'tch and Cushing locations The site based seasonal . staff would be specially trained and focused on these areas They would be scheduled to provide 7 day aweek coverage . during day time boom, busy seasons, or extended hours where there is lightedr. facilities. See Word narrative for a more detailed explanation The :. Calculator is as follows W2/3 =$1629: x 40 hours x 261 weeks - x. 5employees = $85,034 :' $85,034 25 Energy Electricity, Natural Gas: $3,488 Priority #2: Restoration of .2 Summer Camp Directors = .:$9,600 By addngthe: two Summer Lamp Directors back into the operational budget that were reduced back in FY11:at an approximate total of ' $9,600, we can reduce the registration fee by almost $35 per participant, helping us maintain our goal of keeping our public retreat coal programs accessible to most of our population The calculation is as follows- 2 Summer Camp Directors at 40 hours per week X 8 weeks X $15 per hour $9,600 Opemtng Ma'ntRecreation Surfacing, Equip'. Rental, Su ppl es /Mater aIs, Prof& Tech Engineering $37,202 Sma I[Cap'tal Decreased from FY14 request '. Req.:uest i ncIu des :G rou nd master Mower, Flat Deck Trailer, Post Hell e Or g Attach ment, Inf eId Groomer, Sander,: Compressor, Tilling Machine, Spreader, M over, :.Sod Cutter, M sc. Small Equipment $12,068 Subtotal :: $91,D68 $94,634 2.5 Salary - Change in departmental staffing has Planning Board resulted in a decrease in salary lines from FY14 - $3,624 Priority #1 Salary- Add 18 hour week part-time admin asst. $16,313 Operating - Prof & Tech consulting due to increase in permit activity, streamlining of Chapter 43D $6,100 Priority #2 Salary- Reclass of M3 Admin Asst to M4 Office Manager $4,092 Small Capital - Decrease in request from FY14 - $3,550 Subtotal . $1,074 $20,405 0.0 Police Salary Contractual Increases : $374,878 Priority #1 Salary Add 7:polce officers: fund for 9 mos $425,463 70 Energy Electricit Natural Gas': $0 Priority 42 Operating CO:PLIN K Enhanced Crime Analysis Technology $60,000 Operant ng Decrease from FY14 request $5,528 Small Capital 6 Cruisers, Equipment $79,500 Subtotal ': $448,850 $485,463 7.0 Purchasing Salary $2,464 Operating - Advertising, Printing, Priority #1 Operating- Procurement Bidding and Document Education /Training, Dues & Subscriptions $5,950 Management System $15,000 Subtotal $8,414 $15,000 0.0 Streetlights Energy Electr c Town Streetlights $50,000 Level Service Operant ng Streetlight Maintenance, Pole Repairs $0 Subtotal ': $50,000 r$0 0.0 Technology Services Salary $20,536 Operating - Equipment Repairs /Maintenance, Professional Development $24,302 Priority7t10perating- Secondary Internet Connection $12,000 Small Capital- decrease in requestfrom FY14 - $1,079 Priority #2 Salary- Information security and Compliancy Officer M8 $71,104 1.0 Subtotal $43,759 $83,104 1.0 Town Clerk Salary $11,352 Operating postage, supplies, education/training $1,320 Subtotal ' $12,672 :$0 0.0 :' Town Manager /Selectmen Salary - Transfer out Town Owned Buildings Capital Managerto Facilities, Transfer in Webmaster /Social Media Position from Tech Services - $11,288 Operating - Increase consulting, education /training $12,425 Subtotal $1,137 $0 0.0 Treasurer /Collector '. Salary $15,960 Operating Equipment Maintenance, Postage : $15,875 Small Capital decrease in requestfrom FY14 $275 Priority #1 Small Capital : 2 Laptopsfor emergency $4,500 Subtotal ? $31,560 $4,500 0.0 ? Veterans Services Salary- $1,163 Operating - Increased Veterans Benefit Need $45,000 Subtotal $46,163 $0 0.0 Weight &'Measures ''. Salary $1,330 Operat ng Level funded $0 Small Capital decrease in request from FY14 : $3,900 Subtotal ': - $2,570 r$0 0.0 Zoning Salary - Overtime $4,480 Operating - Postage ,Communications /Advertising $900 $5,380 $0 0.0 OPEB Trust Fund $504,435 Subtotal ': $504,435 r$0 Snow &Ice Salary - Overtime $50,000 Operating - Salt $50,000 Small Capital Subtotal $100,000 $0 Schools " Keefe Technical Assessment 35 %Inc $289,715 Roof $250,000 Subtotal 1 1 $539,7$5 ':$0 Schools Framingham Public Schools $4,481,384 Subtotal 1 $4,481,384 $0 FTE FY15 Operating Budget Requests Strategic Investment Global Summary Without Framingham Public School $2,638,784 Priority #1 Requests $1,314,016 Framingham Public Schools $4,481,384 Priority #2 Requests $506,521 Total $7,120,168 Total Priority Requests $1,820,537 Incremental Increase to Incremental FY15 Level FY15 Increase/Decrease from Service Increase'. .Department Level Service FY15 Budget Requests FY14 Voted Budget Service Improvement Priority Requests Request to FTB Without Framingham Public School $2,638,784 Priority #1 Requests $1,314,016 Framingham Public Schools $4,481,384 Priority #2 Requests $506,521 Total $7,120,168 Total Priority Requests $1,820,537 ARTICLE The Zoning By -Law is amended by adding to Section IV, Special Regulations, G 3, Lot Area Regulations, 5 (b), Projections into Setbacks, subparagraph (b) a new class of exceptions defined in subparagraph (2) below in italics so that the entire 5 (b) section shall be as follows. 5. Setback Regulations (a.) Front and Side Setback Requirements where a minimum depth of setback is specified in Section IV, G, 2, no building or structure shall be erected within the specified distance from the applicable lot line, except as permitted hereunder. (I.) Uncovered steps and ramps, and walls and fences no greater than six feet in height above the natural grade, may be permitted in a setback. (2.) A portico over a front or a side doorway, or both, including a pediment, triangular- shaped or otherwise, supporting columns and decorative pilasters, over a landing or an entrance area, open or enclosed; the entrance area not being more than fifty (50) square feet in area. Excluded from this exception are porticos in excess of one - story in height.