special town meeting fall 2021

Downtown District Zoning: A look at the specifics

October 21, 2021 05:22:25 PM
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I’m trying to make it easier for readers to understand what would and wouldn’t change under zoning Article 10 of the Special Town Meeting Warrant.

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Downtown District zoning: Compromise reached on the allowed mix in mixed-use

October 20, 2021 10:50:00 AM
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Last night, selectmen voted to approve bringing a revised version of the Downtown District zoning bylaw to Town Meeting voters in less than two weeks. It accepts compromises reached between the Planning Board and the Economic Development Committee.

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BOS stood by its vote on Downtown zoning; Advisory warns voters wary of multi-family housing

October 8, 2021 03:15:10 PM

This week, the Economic Development Committee failed to convince the Board of Selectmen to walk back changes to the proposed Downtown District zoning bylaw. Later, an Advisory Committee member predicted that an aspect EDC, BOS and Planning haven’t been discussing will sink the Special Town Meeting Article.

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Special Town Meeting: Draft Warrant, Mask Mandate, and Safety Precautions

October 1, 2021 03:17:06 PM
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This week, the Board of Health discussed plans for making the November 1st Special Town Meeting a safe environment for participants. The main question they had was, could they legally require voters wear masks?

While I’m covering that, I’ll also provide a peek of what attending voters will be expect to decide.

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Downtown District zoning: Planning’s changes please opponents but frustrate proponents; Article may be pulled

September 30, 2021 10:49:31 AM
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After months of meetings, forums, and hearings, the Planning Board, Board of Selectmen, and vocal downtown residents and abutters came to apparent consensus on a proposed Downtown District Bylaw to present to Town Meeting voters. Unfortunately, that version is one that doesn’t pass muster with the group that initially spearheaded the initiative.

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Special Town Meeting: Date pushed; Downtown District zoning hearings to reopen (with same map)

July 14, 2021 05:39:03 PM
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Last night the Board of Selectmen voted to delay the Special Town Meeting that had been scheduled for October 4th. The date is now tentatively reset to November 1st.

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Special Town Meeting – Monday, October 4th

July 1, 2021 02:31:50 PM
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The date for Special Town Meeting has been set this fall.

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Downtown Zoning Article tabled to Fall Meeting

April 15, 2021 03:33:45 PM
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This week, selectmen agreed to push off again the Article to revamp zoning for the Downtown District. Rather than tackling it at the Annual Town Meeting, the Board plans to schedule a Special Town Meeting in the fall.

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Town Meeting Update: Possible phased approach for Public Health budget using Special Fall Meeting

April 8, 2021 04:53:47 PM
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The Board of Selectmen voted to support holding a Special Town Meeting this fall. But the motion was qualified as a “soft” commitment, reflecting the Board’s uncertainty of what’s ahead.

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