221WVN Newsletter #205: Ready for town election?
- Mar 25 5:06 PMDear 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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Michael Short, Editor