Posted on: July 24, 2017

Citizen Petitions for 2017 STM

The Special Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM. In order to accommodate notice and publication schedules, below is the schedule for submission of articles: 

  1. The warrant is open from Monday, August 14, 2017 – Monday, August 21, 2017 
  2. All articles from departments or boards are due in the office of the Board of Selectmen no later than 2:00 pm on Monday, August 21. Once the warrant is set, it will go to Town Counsel for review and to the Finance Committee for recommendations on funding articles. Zoning proposals requiring drafting, review and hearings must be submitted earlier. The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing and sign the warrant on Tuesday, September 5. 
  3. Citizen Petitions: In order for a petition to be guaranteed placement on the Special Town Meeting warrant, 100 names/signatures/addresses of registered Town voters is required, and must be certified by the Town Clerk. Petition articles must be submitted prior to 2:00 PM on Monday, August 21, 2017. The preferred form for submitting petition articles is available here and available in the Board of Selectmen’s office. Petition articles will be printed in the warrant verbatim, so citizens are asked to review the forms and instructions carefully. 
  4. The Board of Selectmen is schedule to close the warrant on August 21, 2017 and it will hold a public hearing regarding the warrant on September 5, 2017. 

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