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Board of Selectmen Votes to Reschedule Annual Town Meeting

April 10, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, April 9, 2018, it took several votes related to the 2018 Annual Town Election and Town Meeting. The Board first voted to remove two (2) articles originally requested by the Planning Board which it subsequently requested to be removed. Then, the Board voted, pursuant to authority granted by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 39, Section 9 (M.G.L. c.39, §9), to delay Town Meeting to May 30th. This rescheduled date provides more time to reach an agreement on the terms of a Disposition Agreement related to four Islington parcels.

The following are the votes the Board took last night:

Removal of Articles
N. Hyde moved to remove the articles titled “Zoning Amendments – Housekeeping” and “Amendments to the Zoning Bylaw to permit retail sales and service greater than 10,000 square feet by Special Permit in FMOUD Districts” per the recommendation of the Planning Board from the 2018 Annual Town Meeting Warrant. M. Walsh Seconded. Unanimous Vote: 3-0

Delay of Town Meeting
N. Hyde moved that, pursuant to G.L. c. 39, §9 to set the date for the Annual Town Meeting to be Wednesday, May 30, 2018, rather than on the first Monday in May (May 7th) as would otherwise have been required by Section 2-6-1 of the Town Charter, to allow the Town to finalize the details related to the Islington Center Project; and further directed the Town Administrator to provide notice of such new date for the Annual Town Meeting in any way that he deems appropriate to provide effective notice to the public. M. Walsh Seconded. Unanimous Vote: 3-0

Signing of Election Warrant
N. Hyde moved to approve and sign the 2018 Election Warrant and directed that the Town Administrator file the warrant with the Town Clerk’s Office for proper posting and distribution within the four (4) precincts in Town for notice of the Election on April 24, 2018. M. Walsh Seconded. Unanimous Vote: 3-0

Signing of Town Meeting Warrant
N. Hyde moved to approve and sign the 2018 Annual Town Meeting Warrant calling for Town Meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 as previously voted; and directed that the Town Administrator file the warrant with the Town Clerk’s Office for proper posting and distribution within the four (4) precincts in Town. M. Walsh Seconded. Unanimous Vote: 3-0

 

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