Residents are encouraged to apply for up to four positions on the South Hadley Town Meeting Review Committee.
The committee is tasked with improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the annual Town Meeting and making formal recommendations to improve the event’s function and format.
The ad-hoc Town Meeting Review Committee was established as a standing committee in 2010 to study ways to improve practices and procedures associated with Town Meeting. The first committee appointed in 2009 made numerous valuable recommendations, including establishing a Town Meeting Electronic Communications Advisory Committee (ECAC) to recommend ways to improve electronic communications and requiring that minutes of all boards and committee be posted to the town website.
To ensure that the process of reviewing Town Meeting operations is ongoing, Section 419 of the General Bylaw calls for a new Town Meeting Review Committee to be appointed every five years, beginning in 2015. The committee consists of the Town Moderator, one representative each of the Selectboard, School Committee, Appropriations Committee and Planning Board, three Town Meeting members and up to four registered voters who are not Town Meeting members.
The Selectboard is now seeking volunteers - registered voters who are not already Town Meeting members - interested in serving on this committee. Anyone interested in appointment is asked to apply online here.
Appointments will be made by the Selectboard in June.