Every Town meeting shall be called by a warrant directed to a constable or other duly appointed person. Such warrant shall contain articles briefly setting forth the various subject matters which may be considered and acted upon at such meeting.
[Amended 1-11-1971 STM by Art. 7; 4-4-1977 ATM by Art. 61; 5-3-1982 ATM by Art. 48; 4-4-2007 ATM by Art. 9]
The warrant for a Town meeting shall be served by posting a printed copy thereof in the Town Office Building and also by sending by mail, postage prepaid, not less than seven days, or in the case of a special Town meeting not less than 14 days, before the time stated in the warrant for holding such meeting a printed copy of such warrant addressed to each dwelling house and to each dwelling unit in multiple dwelling houses, apartment buildings or other buildings in the Town. The warrant for a state election need only be served by posting a printed copy thereof in the Town Office Building.
The officer or person appointed to serve the warrant for a Town meeting shall, immediately after making the service thereof, deliver to the Town Clerk the original warrant, with his return endorsed thereon stating fully the manner in which he served the same.
The annual meeting of the Town for the election of Town officers and Town meeting members and the transaction of municipal business shall be called for the first Monday of March in each year, provided, however, that if it shall fail to be so called in consequence of any defect in the warrant or other irregularity, it shall be called for a date as soon thereafter as may be practicable.
[Amended 5-3-1982 ATM by Art. 48]
The annual meeting of the Town shall commence with the opening of the polls for voting continuously from 7:00 in the morning until 8:00 in the evening. Immediately upon the announcement of the result of the voting, the meeting shall stand adjourned until such time and at such place as shall be set forth by the Selectmen in the warrant for the meeting.
[Amended 3-31-1976 ATM by Art. 75]
The Town Clerk, as soon as practicable after the Town meeting is adjourned, except the adjournment provided for in the preceding section, shall give notice of the time to which the meeting is adjourned and of the business to be acted upon. Such notice shall be posted in the Town Office Building.