Town Meeting Warrant Opens in February for Citizen Petitions

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. […]

Preservation Committee Approves $818K in Grants; Next Stop, Town Meeting

Photo: PQ Playground. The Community Preservation Committee will recommend to the annual Town Meeting in May spending a little more than $800,000 on six projects set to preserve the town’s historical records, enhance the open space around a landmark and provide recreation to town residents. The committee voted on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to approved six out […]

Look Who’s Running: Town-Wide, Town Meeting Candidates on the Ballot

The “almost” final list of candidates on the 2015 Belmont Town Election has been released by Town Clerk Ellen Cushman on Monday, Feb. 23, with the hopeful trend of increased participation for those seeking to become Town Meeting members. The list is not yet a final because residents have until Thursday, March 5 to withdraw their candidacy by […]

Less Than a Week to Turn In Town Meeting, Town Wide Nomination Papers

The good news, said Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman, is the number of residents who took out nomination papers will result in competitive races in nearly all of Belmont’s eight precincts. The bad news, see added, is that many potential candidates have yet to turn in those papers with the signature of 25 Belmontians to her. “They’ve […]

Plenty of Town Meeting Positions Waiting for Candidates

With two weeks remaining for residents to throw their hats into the ring, a boatload of Town Meeting positions in several precincts remain waiting to be filled by candidates. According to Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman, as of the Jan. 27th deadline for incumbent Town Meeting members to announce their intentions to seek election to […]