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Last Updated: 03/05/2019

Planning for Annual Town Meeting on Saturday, May 4 is reaching some of the deadline dates.

MARCH 15 - Nomination papers must be turned in to the Town Clerk by 5 pm.  So far we have nominations papers completed by:

       Board of Health - Catherine Hilton, incumbent

       Board of Library Trustees - Brad Foster and Michele Regan-Ladd, both incumbents 

       Moderator - Paul Lyons

       Planning Board - Jeff Lacy, incumbent

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Last Updated: 03/19/2019

Tuesday MARCH 26 there will be a Special Town Meeting regarding funds for the Broadband project. You can find more information about this in the Winter edition of Our Town Newsletter, linked on the home page of this website.  Note that the rescheduled date for the meeting is 3/26/19 at the Elementary School at 7 pm

In order to vote on any article at a town meeting, registered voters must attend the meeting and vote in person when the article is presented and the vote is called.  This is because the language to any warrant article is open to amendments.

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Last Updated: 01/28/2019

Nomination papers for seats that will be on the Town Ballot are now available in the Town Clerk's office.  Twenty signatures from Shutesbury registered voters are needed.  The papers must be returned to the Town Clerk in by Friday, March 15 at 5 pm.  The following seats, all three year terms, will be on the ballot:

Board of Health - 1   Cemetery Commissioner -1   Constable -1   Board of Library Trustees -2   Planning Board - 3   Moderator -1   School Committee -1   Municipal Light Plant -1 and Select Board -1

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Last Updated: 01/16/2019

If you were receiving calendar notifications using our previous posting system, you will need to follow the steps below to sign up for these emails again.

You can sign up for notifications of meetings for any committee by going to our new posting website: https://www.mytowngovernment.org/01072

Use the drop down menu on the left to pick the committee you want to follow.  On the committee's page, click, "Subscribe to Email Alerts."  You will need to repeat these steps for each committee separately.

 

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Last Updated: 01/10/2019

The blue Annual Street List form has been mailed to you! The state requires towns to contact every resident to update the street list and confirm every voter.  Children, non-voters and non-voters, everyone and anyone in your household should be listed on the form correctly.  Please add any missing information.  If there is more than one household at your address, please request additional forms.

If a voter has moved away, please write down an address so I can get a signature to remove them from the town voter rolls. 

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Last Updated: 12/07/2018

Our town is implementing a new system to post meetings and minutes. This change will show up on our town website when you go to the calendar.  You get to the calendar the same way; use the drop down menu under Meetings.  There you will see the new calendar format.  You can click on any meeting and it will bring up the details and agenda for the meeting.  This is much the same as the previous calendar.

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Last Updated: 03/19/2019

If you are going to be out of town that day, have a physical disability, or will be absent due to a religious belief, registered voters may cast an absentee ballot, beginning April 8, 2019.  The first step is to complete an application.  Applications for absentee ballots must be made in writing or email and include:

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Last Updated: 03/29/2018

All registered voters may attend Town meeting, vote on warrant articles (in person) and vote in Town Elections (in person or by absentee ballot) on Saturday, May 5, 2018.  The period for Voter Registration closes on Friday, APRIL 13, twenty days before the election. On 4/13/18 the Town Clerk 's office will be open extra hours for voter registration from 2 - 4 pm and from 7-8 pm.

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Last Updated: 02/05/2018

A Citizen’s Petition is proposal by a citizen or a group of citizens, signed by 10 or more registered voters, that is brought to the Select Board to place on a Town Meeting warrant.  For example, a petition could ask town meeting to vote for adoption, amendment or repeal of a town’s bylaw.  Another type of petition may offer a resolution/advisory urging action at local, state or federal levels. 

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Last Updated: 02/04/2018

The 2018 Annual Street Listing Form that combines the Town Census and the State Voter Census is coming to your household soon.  Although this form is issued by the state in an effort to verify current voters living in Shutesbury, the form also is a listing of ALL Shutesbury residents, including non-voters and children.  This information is used for trash bag eligibility, to verify residence for veteran and elderly benefits and as an address confirmation for future town mailings. 

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Last Updated: 08/01/2018
Mandatory Open Meeting Law Information for Members of Municipal Committees, Boards and Commissions:
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Last Updated: 03/07/2018
Meeting Notice Template
For use by committee members to post a meeting Use the Meeting Notice Template to post your meetings with the Town Clerk, in order to comply with MGL C.30A s.18-25, the "open meeting" law. pdf version Word version  
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Last Updated: 01/07/2019

Voter Registration Information

There are multiple ways to register to vote.  You can register at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, pick up a voter registration form outside the Town Clerk's office or register online.  Visit https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howreg.htm for more information.

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Last Updated: 12/17/2018

You can click on this link to go to our official Posted Meeting calendar.  www.mytowngovernment.org/01072

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Last Updated: 01/21/2019

You may vote absentee due to absence from town during normal polling hours, physical disability, or religious belief. You can download an application from the Sec. of State  website http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/absentee/English-Absentee-Ballot-Application.pdf

This is the same application to use if you need to request absentee ballots for all 2018 elections.

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Last Updated: 01/16/2018

The Secretary of the Commonwealth has developed an excellent tool for learning about your voter registration status, who your representatives are, links to their websites showing how to contact them, and other elections related information at the following address. If you have a zip code other than 01072 and your zip code doesn't work for your name, try putting in 01072.

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/MyVoterRegStatus.aspx

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Last Updated: 08/24/2018
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