[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Ashland 11-29-2006 Annual Town Meeting, Art. 18. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Charter provisions — See Charter, Part II.
Editor's Note: This bylaw also repealed former Ch. 63, Town Meetings, adopted at the May 1993 Special Town Meeting, as amended.
[Amended 11-20-2019 STM, Art. 13]
The Select Board shall give legal notice of the date of closing the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting and the last date for receiving Articles for insertion therein.
Posting of Warrant - Attested copies of the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting shall be posted at least seven (7) days before the date of holding the same. Attested copies of any Special Town Meeting Warrant(s) shall be posted at least fourteen (14) days before the time of holding the same. Attested copies of the Warrant shall be posted at the Ashland Town Hall and in one public place in each Precinct of the Town of Ashland, MA. Notification of a Special Town Meeting shall be made by posting Attested copies of the Warrant in the Ashland Town Hall and in one public place in each Precinct of the Town of Ashland, MA.
[Amended 5-7-2014 ATM, Art. 27]
The presence of at least twenty-five (25) citizen voters at any Annual or Special Town Meeting shall be required for the transaction of any business or to take any action on Articles or reports calling for the appropriation or transfer of moneys.
The Moderator shall preside over the Town Meeting.
All Articles in the Warrant shall be taken up in the order of their arrangement in the warrant unless otherwise decided by a majority vote.
When a report of a committee is placed in the hands of the Moderator, it shall be deemed to be properly before the Meeting for its action thereon, and a vote to accept the same shall discharge the committee but shall not be equivalent to a vote to carry out its recommendations without a special vote to adopt it.
The Annual Town Election of the Town of Ashland for the election of town officers and for determination of all other matters to be decided by ballot of the voters shall be held on the third Tuesday in May.
[Amended 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 16]
The Annual Town Meeting shall be held on the first Wednesday in May. Unless Town Meeting votes otherwise, the Annual Town Meeting shall continue on the following Monday evening and successive evenings thereafter until the warrant has been dissolved.
No Town Board, Committee, Commission, Department, or Officer shall hold a meeting on any date that a Town, State, or Federal Election is being held. No Town Board, Committee, Commission, Department, or Officer shall hold a meeting outside of Town Meeting while a Town Meeting is in session.