Town Meeting ’17: Four Citizens’ Petitions Include Welcoming Town, Pay-to-Throw, 5 Selectmen

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Photo: Pay as you throw on the Town Meeting agenda. Making Belmont a “Welcoming Town,” increase by two the number of Selectmen, placing the town’s cash into a particular account and making residents pay for trash removal. Those are the four citizens’ petitions that have been certified by the board of registers and will be […]

Town Meeting Warrant Opens in February for Citizen Petitions

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Photo: Belmont Town Meeting. Have you ever said, “There ought to be a law in this town! Here’s your chance to do just that. The town warrant – the document that calls for the annual Town Meeting which Board of Selectmen voted to approve at last night’s Selectmen’s meeting – will be “open” from Feb. […]

Six Citizen Petition Articles Approved for This Year’s Annual Town Meeting

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Six citizens’ petitions ranging from a restriction on how tall a new house can be built, a slew of financial transparency articles and holding a non-binding referendum on solar power pricing will be before the annual Belmont Town Meeting in May. The petitions were approved by Town Clerk Ellen Cushman before the closing of the Town Meeting […]