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Town Meeting Warrants & Information

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING: MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021

The Town of Easton will hold its Annual Town Meeting on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM in the Ames Sports Complex, Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street.

2021 Annual Town Meeting Final Warrant

2021 Annual Town Meeting Zoning Amendments Warrant Supplement

2021 Annual Town Meeting Finance Plan

2021 Annual Town Meeting Information Guide

FY2022 Annual Budget Document

FY2022 Operating and Capital Budget Information

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING FAQ 

Why is the Town holding Town Meeting in person if they can use Zoom / remote participation for other business?
The Town of Easton, like all municipalities in Massachusetts, must conduct its business in accordance with state law. Emergency legislation in response to COVID-19 made Zoom and remote board meetings allowable under the law. Similar state legislation made remote-participation allowable for Representative Town Meeting forms of government. However, state law does NOT allow for remote participation for Open Town Meeting forms of government – including the Town of Easton. If the Town is to conduct any legislative matters (budgetary appropriations, zoning, etc.) it must do so in person according to state law.

What is the Town doing to make in-person Town Meeting safer?
The Town’s Emergency Management Association works closely with Stonehill College to ensure that there is maximum physical distance available to all voters by using the Ames Sports Complex, which is typically sized for up to 5,000 people. There will be health screeners, virus guards, sanitizer stations, seating spaced at least 6 feet apart, and other public health measures you likely experienced as a voter during recent elections conducted by the Town. More information is available on page 1 our Know Before You Go Guide.

What if I do not feel safe attending but want to follow the business conducted at Town Meeting?
Town Meeting will be broadcast live by ECAT on Comcast/Xfinity channel 98 , Verizon channel 23, and online at https://www.eastoncat.org/live

All articles on the warrant were reviewed in public meetings (via Zoom) of the Select Board and Finance Committee. Those meetings are available online at https://www.eastoncat.org/project/easton-select-board and https://www.eastoncat.org/project/finance-committee.

To view past town meeting warrants and their results, please visit our Minutes on Demand webpage.

Information About Town Meeting Government

From the Secretary of the Commonwealth: "The purest form of democratic governing is practiced in a Town Meeting. In use for over 300 years and still today, it has proven to be a valuable means for many Massachusetts taxpayers to voice their opinions and directly effect change in their communities. Here in this ancient American assembly, you can make your voice heard as you and your neighbors decide the course of the government closest to you." Click here for more information about taking part in Town Meeting!