Town Meeting Information

Due to the State of Emergency declared by the Governor pursuant to executive order 591, Declaration of a State of Emergency to Respond to COVID-19 pursuant Section 2 of House, No. 4598, the Board of Selectmen voted to postpone and change the dates of the 2020 Annual and Special Town Meeting to June 22, 2020 and June 24, 2020.  Therefore, the dates below are no longer applicable.


The Annual Town Meeting for the election of Town Officials shall be held on the first Saturday of April, and polls shall be open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, except when Easter Sunday falls on the day following the first Saturday of April the said election shall be held on the second Saturday of April as above provided.

The Annual Town Meeting for consideration of warrant articles shall begin on the first Monday in May at 7:30 PM and conclude at 11:00 PM, except as provided below. Subsequent meetings shall begin at 7:30 PM on Wednesday and Thursday of the same week and conclude at 11:00 PM, except as provided below. The same schedule shall be observed in following weeks, if necessary. No business shall be conducted after 11:00 PM, at any session except to complete action on the article or departmental budget then under discussion.

The Annual Town Meeting shall be divided into three sections.

Section One:

Article 1. Annual Town Election – Accomplished in April.

Section Two shall begin on the first Monday in May at 7:30PM and shall include the following articles:

Section Two:

  • Article 2. Elected official salaries
  • Article 3. Consent calendar
  • Article 4. Budget article
  • Article(s). Budget related articles
  • Article(s). Amend Personnel bylaws
  • Article(s). Amend Town bylaws
  • General articles

If Section Two is completed before 11:00 PM the Annual Town Meeting shall adjourn to Wednesday at 7:30 PM to act on Section Three articles.

Section Three:

  • Amend zoning by-laws