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NOTICE OF PUBLIC FORUMS TO DISCUSS PROPOSED TOWN OF EASTON CHARTER

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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. Continue reading for meeting details.

 
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.

For more information about the proposed Charter, visit the Special Act Charter Committee page listed under “Boards & Committees” at www.easton.ma.us.