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NOTICE OF PUBLIC FORUMS TO DISCUSS PROPOSED TOWN OF EASTON CHARTER

In the spring and summer of 2014, the Board of Selectmen began to review the proposed revised Town Charter, originally produced by the Special Act Charter Committee in 2009. At their meeting on June 23, 2014, the Board of Selectmen voted to re-establish the Special Act Charter Committee tasked with reviewing the proposed Town of Easton Charter from 2009. With assistance from the Collins Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Committee held numerous public meetings during 2014 and 2015 to solicit input from the public while reviewing the proposed Charter.

Following this process, the Special Act Charter Committee presented a revised proposed Charter to the Board of Selectmen on July 24, 2015. The final draft of the proposed Charter is available at this location. The Board of Selectmen will hold three public forums this fall where the proposed Charter will be presented to the public. Members of the Special Act Charter Committee will be at these forums to provide information and answer questions.  These forums will take place as follows:

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm – Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows Street, Easton, MA 02356
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 10:00 am – Oliver Ames High School Simons Lecture Hall, 100 Lothrop Street, Easton, MA 02356
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm – Easton Middle School Auditorium, 98 Columbus Avenue, Easton, MA 02356

These forums will be televised by Easton Community Access Television (ECAT). Additionally, the Special Act Charter Committee will give an informational presentation on the proposed Charter at Special Town Meeting, Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium.

If you should have any questions about these forums, please contact the Selectmen's Office at (508) 230-0501.


Updated Draft Charter: July 2015

Following the ongoing review process described below; the Special Act Charter Committee provided a revised draft Charter to the Baord of Selectmen on July 24, 2015. A copy of this draft is available by clicking here: Draft Town of Easton Charter dated July 24, 2015.
The revised draft is currently being reviewed by Town Counsel and a series of public meetings will take place during the summer of 2015.


Charter Review: Summer 2014

In the spring and summer of 2014, the Board of Selectmen began to review the proposed Town Charter. The Collins Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston is providing analytical support in this process. At their meeting on June 23, 2014, the Board of Selectmen voted to establish a committee tasked with reviewing the proposed Town of Easton Charter from 2009 listed below. This committee is to be composed of:

Name                                 Representative of:                         
 Colleen Corona  Board of Selectmen
 Dottie Fulginiti  Board of Selectmen
 Colleen Less  School Committee
 Fred Isleib  School Committee
 Ben Hampton  Finance Committee
 Elaine Hanson  Finance Committee
 Steve Merlin  Citizen Representative


Information From Previous Years

Presentation on Town Council/Town Manager Charter for the Town of Easton, pursuant to the Government Study Committee recommendations of October 23, 2006. 

In 2009, the Special Act Charter Committee produced a proposed new Town of Easton Charter.