The final heated issue to hit the floor was that of a $60,000 stream gauge to be added to the Shawsheen River by Shawsheen Square. A previous river level-measuring device was taken out of commission last year due to a federal sequester.
While the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee both opposed the purchase, Town Meeting voters gave their approval.
Washington Park Drive resident Edward Medeiros, whose property flooded during the 2006 Mother's Day storm, said town officials at the time could have better warned residents who suffered damage. The new gauge will better protect residents along the river, he said.
"In 2006, the town knew we were going to have a flood," he said. "They didn't relay this to the population and businesses in the area that would be affected by this, and they woke up on Mother's Day morning to find their cars were under water."
ANDOVER TOWN MEETING, NIGHT THREE RESULTS
A39: Off-street parking program. PASSED
A40: Spring Grove Cemetery maintenance. PASSED
A41: Major water main replacement. PASSED
A42: Water distribution maintenance. PASSED
A43: Water Treatment Plant parking and site work. WITHDRAWN
A44: Water and sewer vehicles. PASSED
A45: Water distribution flushing program. PASSED
A46: Fire hydrant infrastructure maintenance. PASSED
A47: Valance of awnings zoning. PASSED
A48: Downtown parking management action plan. FAILED
A49: WW1 Memorial Auditorium renovations. WITHDRAWN
A50: ID2 zoning district, regulations. PASSED
A51: ID2 zoning district, Dascomb Road zoning map. PASSED
A52: ID2 zoning district, River Road zoning map. PASSED
A53: Reichhold parcel purchase. PASSED
A54: Reichhold parcel grant. PASSED
A55: Overlay Surplus Transfer for tax abatement. WITHDRAWN
A56: Overlay Surplus Transfer for property revaluation. PASSED
A57: Definition of retail sales establishments. PASSED
A58: High Plain Road land transfer. PASSED
A59: Watershed Protection Overlay District zoning. PASSED
A60: Steam-gauging station on Shawsheen River. PASSED
A61: Crystal Circle street acceptance. PASSED