Wellesley selectmen were presented Tuesday night with 13 articles for the fall Special Town Meeting on proposals ranging from a local option meals tax to funding a study of space options for Wellesley Middle School. Selectmen will sign the warrant Friday.
Last month, the Board of Selectmen placed the local option meals tax on the warrant and voted 4 to 1 to endorse the tax. Should the tax be approved at Special Town meeting, .75 percent would be added to restaurant bills. Wellesley could receive $355,000 annually, according to Department of Revenue estimates.
The School Committee placed an article on the warrant regarding space at Wellesley Middle School. Enrollment for the middle school is expected to increase according to projected estimates from the Wellesley Public Schools, reaching as high as 1,285 students in fiscal year 2014. The School Committee was presented with five construction option, but citing high costs, decided not to move forward with any plans.
The warrant for the Special Town Meeting was closed on Friday, Oct. 2. The Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing next Thursday, Oct. 15, regarding articles on the warrant. The hearing will take place at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.
The Special Town Meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Wellesley Middle School on Kingsbury Drive.