Town Meeting Dates Set, Warrant Opened For Town Articles/Citizen Petitions

Photo: The dates have been set for Belmont’s annual Town Meeting

The Select Board set the days the warrant for the 2022 Belmont annual Town Meeting is open. The board voted to open the warrant on Tuesday, Feb. 22 and closing it at 4 p.m. on the Ides of March, the 15th.

”That will give ample time to get articles in the warrant, both from the town and for any citizen petitions that may be coming,” said Adam Dash, board chair.

Under Massachusetts law, residents may place articles before Town Meeting without the approval by the Select Board by petitioning the Town Clerk to insert the article in the warrant. Officially, it only requires 10 resident signatures on the petition to secure a place on the warrant although the Town Clerk’s office suggests obtaining 15 to be on the safe side.)

Town Administrator Patrice Garvin also announced the dates Town Meeting will take place:
• Segment A (consisting of housekeeping articles, citizen petitions, town articles and non-binding resolutions): May 2, 4, 9 and 11.
• Segment B (which deals with the budgets and financial issues): June 1, 6, 8 and 13.

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