Town of Middleborough, MA
Plymouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Middleborough 10-2-2017 STM by Art. 30, AG 1-18-2018, eff. 2-15-2018. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Notice of every Annual Town Meeting and Special Town Meeting shall be given by publishing an attested copy of the warrant calling for the same in some newspaper published in the Town of Middleborough, said publication to be at least seven days before the time named for an Annual Town Meeting and at least 14 days before any Special Town Meeting.
The Town shall use a checklist at the door of all deliberative sessions of Town Meetings so that none but registered voters may be admitted to that part of the hall used for voters. The Moderator shall designate an area in the hall for the seating of nonvoters, if, in his judgement, space permits. Checkers shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen. Nothing in this section shall prevent the admission of consultants and advisors to the Selectmen, department heads and elected and appointed officials.
The articles for any Town Meeting shall be considered in the order that they appear in the warrant for such meeting, unless otherwise ordered by vote of the meeting.
The presence of 150 registered voters at a Town Meeting shall constitute a quorum in order to begin the business of the Town Meeting.
The presence of 100 registered voters during the initial session of a Town Meeting, or at any adjourned session of a Town Meeting, shall constitute a quorum in order to continue the business of the Town Meeting once the Town Meeting has begun with the quorum required under Subsection A of this section.
Any number of registered voters less than a quorum under Subsection A or B of this bylaw may from time to time adjourn a Town Meeting or dissolve a Town Meeting.