Special Town Meeting

When are Special Town Meetings called?

Special Town Meetings may be called by the Selectboard when unexpected business arises which must be transacted by the elected representatives of the voters. Warrants must be posted 14 days before Special Town Meeting. If the warrant contains articles involving finance, a public hearing must be called by the Appropriations Committee not less than 5 days before the Special Town Meeting.


When a Special Town Meeting is being called, the Selectboard must include in the Warrant any article submitted to them as a formal petition signed by 100 voters. A Special Town Meeting must be called if the Selectboard are presented with a petition signed by 200 registered voters.