Cohasset: Surplus revenue allocated at Special Town Meeting

About 200 people attended a Special Town Meeting in Cohasset on Saturday, that wasn’t even scheduled until it was prompted by a citizen’s petition.

Town meeting approved by two-thirds vote School Committee Chairman Dr. Paul Shubert’s petition article, which allocates $1.9 million in surplus revenue to stabilization funds, with $250,000 appropriated to OPEB, or the Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund and $100,000 going to the DPW’s road repair account.

 “There’s surplus revenue from two places; from direct aid to cities and towns from the state government and also Chapter 70 monies which are to the schools. In addition, with the economy improving, we saw a great deal of increase of local revenues. Our main income, which is excess beyond the state, is the automobile excise tax,” Dr. Shubert said.

Housekeeping articles and an article that calls the denial and revocation or suspension of local licenses and permits in a list of people owing taxes, were also approved.

Town meeting got through all the articles on the warrant.

About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.