Annual  & Special Town Meetings

Special Town Meeting
Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10:00am
Bessie Buker Elementary, 1 School Street

Board of Selectmen's Notice of Intent to Consider Quorum Reduction for October 17 Special Town Meeting

Recodification Zoning Bylaw - STM Warrant Article - Planning Board Recommendations


Hearing on the Warrant for the Special Town Meeting
Via Zoom, Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 7:00pm

Annual Town Meeting
Saturday, July 11, 2020, 9:00am
Pingree Park, 211 Main Street

Warrant Article Votes
           A - D. Consent Agenda – Passed
                        Cemetery- trust fund acceptance
                        Cemetery- maintenance transfer
                        Water reserve transfer ($35k)
                        Chapter 90 acceptance
         1. Levy limit budget – Passed
         2. Free cash to balance the budget – Passed
         3. Town Override – Passed
         4. Override (loose leaf pick up) contingent on 3 – Lost/Failed at Ballot
         5. Town debt authorization – fire truck – Passed
         6. School override – Passed
         7. School debt exclusion – FY 21 capital – Passed
         8. CPA Appropriations – Passed

Photos from the Annual Town Meeting 

Contact the Town Administrator’s Office with any questions at 978-468-5520 x.2

Hearing on the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting
Held Monday, July 6, 2020
Available on HWCAM's YouTube page

Annual Town Election - Official Results
Thursday, June 25, 2020, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Bessie Buker Elementary School, 1  School Street

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Town Meeting is both an event and an entity.  As an event, it is a gathering of all registered voters in Town.  As an entity it is the legislative body of the Town of Wenham.


Open Town Meeting is the oldest form of government dating back to the mid 1600’s. It is a gathering of all registered voters with the purpose of giving every registered voter a voice in all matters concerning the governing of our town. It is the most direct form of government that can be found. Every vote matters and counts. However, attendance is required to have this voice. 

Every town in the Commonwealth must have at least one meeting, called the Annual Town Meeting; our by-law requires we hold ours on the first Saturday in April. 

Nowadays, with our “uber” busy lives, making time to attend these open town meetings is difficult, but the importance has not wavered. The ability to raise a concern, vote on a new bylaw or even repeal one is a huge benefit to living in a small town such as Wenham. This “ability to have a say in your town’s policies” should be treasured and not wasted.

State law requires a Town Moderator to “preside and regulate the proceedings, decide all questions of order, and make public declarations of all votes” in an open town meeting.  

Anthony M. Feeheery
Interim Town  Moderator

 

TOWN offices open
to the public

Monday   9am - 12pm
Tuesday   2pm - 7pm
Wednesday   1pm - 4:30pm 
Thursday  9am - 12pm 
Friday   Closed 

contact town hall
Staff Directory

Phone  978-468-5520

Fax  978-468-8014
138 Main Street
Wenham, MA  01984

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