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Section 3-7

Call of Special Town Meeting by Petition.

A special town meeting shall be called by the Board of Selectmen within forty-five (45) days after receipt by them of a petition for that purpose signed by two hundred (200) or more registered voters of the town. Signatures on said petition shall be certified by the registrars of voters.

Section 3-8

Availability of Town Officials at Town Meetings.

Every town officer, the head of each department and the head of each division within the said department shall attend all sessions of the town meeting for the purpose of providing the town meeting with pertinent information. In the event any town officer, department head or division head is to be absent due to illness or other reasonable cause, he shall designate a deputy to attend in his place.

ARTICLE 4

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Section 4-1

General Provisions.

(A)

Elective Offices - The offices to be filled by ballot of the whole town shall be:

A Board of Selectmen, a moderator, a school committee, a board of assessors, a board of health, a housing authority, and such members of regional authorities or districts as may be established by statute, inter-local agreement or otherwise.

  • (B)

    Eligibility - Any registered voter shall be eligible to hold any elective town office except that no full time employee of the town reporting to the Board of Selectmen, either directly or through the Town Administrator, may simultaneously hold the position of Selectman.

  • (C)

    Election - The regular elections for town office shall be held annually on the second Monday of April or such a date as may from time to time be fixed in the bylaws of the town.

ELECTED OFFICES

Board of Selectmen Moderator Town Clerk Assessors Constables Library Trustees School Committee (Elementary) Board of Health Zoning Board of Appeals

5 1 1 3 3 9 5 3 53

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

School Committee (Regional) Recreation Committee

Variable 5

3 3

Board

No. of Members

Term

Section 4-2 Selectmen: Composition, Term of Office, Compensation, Powers and Duties, Etc.

(A)

Composition, Term of Office - There shall be a Board of Selectmen consisting of five (5) members elected by the voters for three year terms, so arranged that the term of office of at least one member, but not more than two members shall expire each year.

3

Two additional members appointed by the Town Administrator

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