The Representative Town Meeting on Monday night gave the town's final approval for these projects. (Patch will publish some details on the RTM's discussions later.)
The RTM approved the entire package after considerable discussion and after the money proposed for campus security monitors at the town's elementary schools was pulled out of the package for a separate vote.
The vote to split the funding of campus security monitors was 62 to 4. The vote for security devices and other building equipment and changes for increased school security was also 62-4. The vote for the campus security monitors was 48 in favor, 17 opposed and two abstentions.
Oil tank replacement
The RTM approved the purchase of new oil tanks and related equipment for most of the town's schools at a cost of $518,000 from the town's General Fund. Town officials hope to get some of the money reimbursed by the state. The project is scheduled for completion before the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
Town expenses for Storm Sandy
The RTM approved setting up a $250,000 special revenue fund for town spending on repairs and replacement of equipment or structures damaged last year by Storm Sandy. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding is expected to pick up most of the cost, together with a small amount from the town's insurance policy.