The business of Town Meeting is the acting on articles in the Town Warrant and is held on the 2nd Monday evening in May. The Selectmen may call a Special Town Meeting any time during the year. Voters may also petition for Special Town Meetings by obtaining 200 certified signatures of voters.
The Warrant is the call for Town Meeting and must be posted 7 days prior to the Annual Town Meeting and 14 days prior to a Special Town Meeting. Copies of the warrant are available in the Selectmen's Office and Town Clerk's Office.
• Articles submitted by petition must be printed in the Warrant as received from the petitioners, who are responsible for all legalities concerning the article.
• Only those items contained on the Warrant may be acted upon by Town Meeting.
• All articles relating to appropriation of money, are reviewed by the Finance Committee who then makes a recommendation on the article at town meeting.
• The warrant is posted in all precincts under the direction of the Town Clerk.
Annual Town Meeting does not require a quorum of voters present to act on the warrant. Special Town Meeting requires a quorum of 150 voters present to act on any expenditure of $100,000 or more.
The Town Moderator is the presiding officer for all town meetings. This is an elective office for a one-year term. The duties of the Moderator are to conduct all town meetings in an orderly manner and he is the sole authority for said meetings.