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