Town Meeting Warrant Meetings and
New Member Orientation
This year the League of Women Voters hosted two separate Warrant Meetings in preparation for the 2019 Annual Town Meeting. It is recommended that Town Meeting Members attend both events, and the public is welcome.
The first meeting, in conjunction with the Planning Board, was held Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 pm at the Broadmeadow School Performance Center. At this meeting proponents presented information on the four zoning bylaw amendment articles on the warrant (Articles 24-27). Watch this meeting by clicking the video on the right.
A fifth zoning bylaw amendment (Article 28), a citizen petition to add “Self-Storage Facility” to permitted uses by special permit in the Mixed-Use-128 District, has been withdrawn by the proponents.
The second meeting was the traditional precinct Warrant Meetings, on Monday, April 29 at 7:30 pm at the Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave. Meetings were by precinct, two precincts per room, with subject matter presenters. A League of Women Voters moderator facilitated discussion and questions.
The goal of both meetings is the same: to give Town Meeting Members and the public an opportunity to understand the warrant articles in advance of Town Meeting through presentation or discussion by subject matter experts and questions from Town Meeting Members. The articles will not be debated at these meetings, and questions will be limited to those seeking information and understanding of the articles.
Immediately preceding the Warrant Meetings on April 29, at 6:45, there was an orientation for new Town Meeting Members with Moderator Michael Fee at the Center at the Heights.
Warrant Meetings are open to the public. Town Meeting begins on Monday, May 6.
Get Information About Town Meeting
Needham Town Meeting: “The Cradle of Liberty” — A Primer on Local Self-Governance at its Finest by Michael K. Fee, Needham Town Moderator
Information relative to 2019 Town Meeting articles are posted on the town website along with the warrants as information becomes available.
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Green Needham has prepared FAQs about the Stretch Energy Code (Article 49) and Green Communities.
Watch the April 25 Warrant Meeting on Zoning Articles below, courtesy of The Needham Channel. View the PowerPoint presentation from the meeting, including renderings from various locations.