Q&A: Warrant Meeting On Articles Before Special Town Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 30

Photo: Poster for the event  The public and Town Meeting members are invited to attend a Warrant Briefing tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. Residents and voters will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Warrant Articles prior to Special Town Meeting scheduled to begin on Tuesday, […]

Special Town Meeting Warrant Opens Tuesday, Closes Wednesday

Photo: A Brookline town meeting warrant from the time of Belmont incorporation in the late 1850s. The Belmont Board of Selectmen voted at their Monday, Oct. 15 meeting on the dates in which the warrant for the Special Town Meeting beginning Nov. 13 will be open and closed. The Special warrant will open at 8 […]

Dates Set For Fall Special Town Meeting, Town-Wide Election On Pot In Belmont

Photo: Town-wide vote Sept. 25. The Belmont Board of Selectmen wasted no time putting the proposed marijuana “opt-out” bylaw before the people, voting Monday, May 7 to hold a town-wide election on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Polls will be opened from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters will be asked to either accept or reject legislation […]

League of Women Voters Holding Special Town Meeting Preview Monday

Photo: Modular classrooms. The Belmont League of Women Voters and Warrant Committee is co-sponsoring a warrant briefing to acquaint Town Meeting members and residents with the articles in the Special Town Meeting warrant. The meeting will take place Monday evening, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. This is an opportunity for Town […]

Two Nights? Now Six Articles Before Special Town Meeting

Photo: Moderator Mike Widmer at the February 2016 Special Town Meeting. A citizens’ petition seeking to elect members of the Planning Board brings to six the number of articles in the warrant for the Special Town Meeting next month. The warrant – which was open and closed on Tuesday, Oct. 10 – will likely take […]

Special Town Meeting Rejects Interior Cell Tower Special Permit Demand

Photo: The view from the front row. A citizens petition that would have required an applicant seeking to install telecommunications equipment for interior spaces to obtain a Special Permit was handily defeated by Town Meeting Members at the Wednesday, June 7, Special Town Meeting. The article, brought by neighbors of the Plymouth Congregational Church on […]

Belmont Town Meeting Rejects $144 Million Minuteman Funding Proposal

Photo: The vote at Town Meeting. With many members expressing a great amount of frustration with the process and the school’s administration, Belmont Special Town Meeting voted down the $144 million bond issuance plan for a new Minuteman Career and Technical High School building, 141-81, Wednesday night, May 4. The overwhelming rejection of the project […]

Special Town Meeting Postponed to Feb. 22

Photo: Mike Widmer, Town Moderator. Due to the pending snow storm that is anticipated to leave up to 10-12 inches of snow on Belmont, tonight’s Special Town Meeting, Feb. 8. and has been recessed by Town Moderator Michael Widmer and will be continued to Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Chenery Middle School, according to […]

Special Town Meeting Passes Article Urging Return of ‘Original’ Center Design

Photo: Gi Yoon Huang, Paul Roberts, Bonnie Friedman, Jack Weis and a resident celebrating the “yes” vote at Special Town Meeting.  Setting aside concerns it was descending a “slippery slope” of interfering with town governance, the Belmont’s Town Meeting members declared Thursday night, Aug. 6, that its opinion would be heard. At the end of the three-and-a-half […]