Finance Committee favors fire station spending

The Finance Committee has issued its report and recommendations for the fall session of Town Meeting, which is slated to begin at 7 p.m. Monday at the Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Road. The committee is recommending favorable action on a proposal that would appropriate $500,000 for the design and construction of a new Center Fire Station Headquarters adjacent to the town offices at 50 Billerica Road (the amount would be in addition to $7.8 million appropriated for the project at the April 2012 Town Meeting) and the transfer of $50,000 from the sale of graves and lots to the cemetery improvement and development fund. Other items to be considered by Town Meeting voters include a proposal to update the definition of home occupations and an article that would amend the town’s zoning bylaw as it pertains to signs and outdoor lighting. To view the final warrant Town Meeting, visit