Friday, April 16, 1999
Town election moved to May 18
The election following the May 4 Town Meeting, originally scheduled for May 11, has been moved to May 18. The reason for the change is that a state law requires at least 35 days between the date the ballot questions are posted with the town clerk and the date of the election. Selectmen did not sign the final ballot questions until their April 12 meeting and delivered the questions to the town clerk the next day.
In addition to the election of town officers, the ballot will contain five override questions: a three-level operating budget override, $100,000 for the conservation fund, the Wang-Coombs property, a new pumper truck for the fire department and new air handling units for the school.
The extra week may prove useful. As selectman Burt Rubenstein joked, "We may be done with Town Meeting by then." Thus far, May 5 has been designated for the continuance of Town Meeting, if necessary.
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