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With the state, country and world grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic there are concerns about how Town Meetings will be impacted. Scheduling of Town Meetings is a power and responsibility of the Selectmen. If a Town Meeting has been called by a duly posted warrant, MGL Section 39:10A grants the Moderator the power to postpone the meeting for up to 30 days in response to a public safety emergency. Legislation is being considered that would add “public health” to the list of emergencies triggering the statute. Text of the legislation can be seen HERE.
If You Are Delaying Your Meeting Under MGL 39:10A
Alan Wilson has provided us an editable Word file of his Declaration of Recess and Continuance that others may use as a template for the same purpose. Click HERE to download.
Regional Meetings are being reconsidered in light of the pandemic. updated schedules are below.
- Region Host Host email Date/Time Location
- Southeast Steven Fors email@example.com April 12 10 AM Via Zoom
- Central Rich Harrity firstname.lastname@example.org Postponed indefinitely
- Western Rob Reilly email@example.com Cancelled
- RTM Chris Mehne CMEHNE@bowditch.com April 4 9 AM Via Zoom
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The Gavel Line
One of the most valuable benefits of MMA membership is participation in the Gavel Line, an online forum where you can get answers to your questions and share opinions with other moderators. Current members of MMA can access gavel line by sending an email request to the Gavel Line administrator(s) using the following email address: GavelLinefirstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your name, title (Moderator, Assistant Moderator, etc.) and name of town in the body of the email.