Warrant Briefing Wednesday; Know What’s Coming At Town Meeting

Photo: The warrant briefing provides a heads up for Town Meeting members on articles and amendments. Town Meeting members and the public are invited on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. to attend the 2020 ‘Zoom’ Warrant Briefing for next week’s annual Town Meeting. The meeting is cosponsored by the town’s Warrant Committee and the […]

Town Administrator Nixes Own Pay Raise As Town Faces Big Budget Shortfall

Photo: Patrice Garvin, Belmont Town Administrator In a move that took many by surprise, the Select Board approved Town Administrator Patrice Garvin’s request that she not be paid her expected annual salary increase. The amendment to Garvin’s contract is “in response to the significant budgetary shortfalls as a result of the unanticipated COVID-19 pandemic,” according […]

Full Steam Ahead: Town Clerk Moving Forward With Remote Town Meeting

Photo: Virtual Town Meeting are running full steam ahead to run a remote-access annual Town Meeting on June 16 with only nine articles that must be taken up.  In her last communication to Town Meeting Members, Town Clerk Ellen Cushman said Belmont and five other towns had put forth a request for Special Legislation to […]

Town Election Pushed Back To June 23; A Virtual Town Meeting In The Cards

Photo: Wear your shorts, it’s summer time voting in Belmont In response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the Belmont Select Board approved moving the annual Town Election from April 7 to Tuesday, June 23 at its March 26 meeting held via video conference. In addition to a new day for voters to head for a […]

Town Election Delayed, Town Meeting Tentative Start On May 29 – Budgets Only

Photo: Town elections are “funny little animals,” said Ellen Cushman, Belmont Town Clerk addressing the Select Board last week. While the ballot is specific to the municipality, they can’t be delayed, postponed or changed by local action. Altering the date, for instance, can only be done through a “higher power,” either going before a judge […]