The Wellesley Board of Selectmen has posted the 13-page, 45-article town warrant online, laying out the topics on the agenda for the sure-to-be-prank-filled April 1 Town Meeting (the town’s spring election takes place March 5). More than a dozen articles are related to how much money will be raised and appropriated for various projects, from the senior center to the St. James the Great property on Rte. 9 to the Wales Street bridge at Wellesley and Newton Lower Falls near Walnut Street.
Others that stand out:
*Article 25, on whether the town should “acquire by gift, deed or eminent domain” three Seaver Street properties, two owned or formerly owned by the Morse family heirs and another by Babson College, for the purpose of joining the properties to Fuller Brook Park.
*Articles 27/28, Cluster development initiatives to make better use of town space.
*Articles 29/30, to extend Wellesley Square zoning to include properties that would involve development of the former Wellesley Inn site.
*Article 32/33, to define medical marijuana treatment centers or possibly place a moratorium on such facilities in town until the town can figure out how to address this properly; and to clarify pot smoking rules in town.
*Articles 37/38, which look at whether to create bicycle lanes in town and to change rules for riding bicycles on sidewalks near Hardy Elementary School on Weston Road. Cycling safety has become a more prominent issue in town since last summer’s fatal accident on Weston Road.
*Article 39, whether full-service grocery stores can sell wine/malt beverages for consumption off-site.
Here’s a link to the full Wellesley town warrant.