Town Meeting concludes

In the seventh and final session of the annual Town Meeting, voters on Monday approved several important initiatives, including $184,200 to purchase three cruisers and an SUV for the Police Department. They also changed the town bylaws governing dogs to align them more closely with state laws, as advocated by Animal Control Officer Michael Gormaley. Members also approved the selectmen’s recommendation to establish a Capital Reserve for Future Building Projects Stabilization Fund and provide $1.251 million for the fund in anticipation of future projects. Two-thirds of Town Meeting members would have to approve any transfer from the fund, which wouldn’t completely fund projects but reduce tax increases needed to pay for them.