Town of Halifax MA
499 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA 02338
Town Meetings

A Special Town Meeting will held on Monday, May 12, 2015, beginning at approximately 8:00pm
in the Gym of the Halifax Elementary School, 464 Plymouth Street.

All Halifax registered voters are eligible to attend, vote and participate at the annual town meeting.  Residents must register to vote at least twenty days before the date of the annual town meeting in order to participate at the meeting.  Persons who are not registered voters in Halifax are permitted to attend the meeting, but must sit in a special, designated section on the right-side of the room, near the stage.

A copy of the warrant will be available at a date closer to the meeting.

The meeting is run by the Town Moderator with advice, as necessary, from Town Counsel and the Town Clerk.

The Halifax Annual Town Meeting is held on the 2nd Monday in May, generally beginning at 7:30pm
in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Halifax Elementary School, 464 Plymouth Street.

The next Annual Town Meeting will be on Monday, May 11, 2015, beginning at 7:30pm
in the Gym of the Halifax Elementary School, 464 Plymouth Street.

All Halifax registered voters are eligible to attend, vote and participate at the annual town meeting.  Residents must register to vote at least twenty days before the date of the annual town meeting in order to participate at the meeting.  Persons who are not registered voters in Halifax are permitted to attend the meeting, but must sit in a special, designated section on the right-side of the room, near the stage.

A copy of the warrant will be available at a date closer to the meeting.

The meeting is run by the Town Moderator with advice, as necessary, from Town Counsel and the Town Clerk.


Warrant
The warrant, or the list of articles to be discussed and voted upon, is distributed to all households in Halifax in advance of the meeting.  Copies of the warrant are available at the Town Meeting, on-line or at the Halifax Town Hall.  Most articles are submitted by town departments, boards and committees.  Residents may submit an article for the annual town meeting by petition which must include the proper language for the article and the signatures and addresses of at least ten Halifax registered voters.  Assistance in wording the article is available from the Town Administrator.  The deadline for submission for all articles for the Annual Town Meeting is the March 1 preceding the Annual Town Meeting.  However, most articles from town departments are submitted in early January and residents are encouraged to submit petition articles before the deadline.

Articles
In general, the articles at the annual town meeting include the operating budget for the coming year, capital budget articles such as the purchase of vehicles or substantial building projects, amendments to the Wage and Personnel By-Law including wage and salary levels for non-union employees and proposed changes to other town by-laws.  

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