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221WVN Newsletter #205: Ready for town election?

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  • waylandvoters1
    Mar 25, 2007
      Dear Wayland Voter,

      On April 24 Wayland voters will decide three contested races and
      vote on new debt that would be exempt from Proposition 2-1/2
      limits. You'll have a chance to hear candidates Wednesday
      March 28 at the League of Women Voters' Candidates Night.
      Details and important dates and deadlines below.

      -- Monday March 26. 7 p.m. Town Building. The Finance
      Committee gives the Board of Selectmen its capital spending
      recommendations. The session is not listed as a public hearing,
      but the agenda calls for extended public comment. The April 24
      election will include a ballot question asking voters to approve
      debt exempt from Proposition 2-1/2 for such things as building
      repairs, Highway Department needs and money the High School
      Building Committee says it needs to pursue partial state
      reimbursement for renovation or replacement. (Will be televised
      live on Wayland Channel 9 if held in the Selectmen's meeting
      room as scheduled.)

      --Wednesday March 28, 7:30 p.m. Middle School auditorium.
      Candidates Night. Three positions are contested: a selectman, a
      road commissioner and a member of the Planning Board.
      Eleven positions are uncontested. All candidates have been
      invited to participate. There is no candidate for the Board of
      Health seat being vacated by Chair Michelle Wolf, so write-ins
      will determine the makeup of this important body.

      There will be time for questions from the audience. If you can't be
      there, check www.wayland.ma.us/WayCAM for a schedule of
      taped broadcasts on Wayland cable Channel 9.

      -- Wednesday April 4. Deadline to register to vote. If you're not
      sure whether you're registered, call the Town Clerk at 358-3630.
      If you expect to be away on election day or have difficulty getting
      to the polls, you may get an absentee ballot application from the
      Clerk or at www.sec.state.ma.us/ele.eleifv/howabs.htm.

      -- Monday April 9, 7 p.m. Middle School auditorium. Public
      hearing on the school budget, which accounts for about
      two-thirds of town spending.

      -- Election Day, Tuesday April 24. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8

      --Sunday April 29. Annual Town Meeting begins at 1 p.m. The
      time and day are an experiment recommended by a study
      committee on improving participation. The town budget and
      other matters will be decided. Any additional sessions will be
      scheduled on weeknights as in the past.

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      Wayland Voters Network
      Michael Short, Editor