Special Town Meeting

Town Administrator's review of the upcoming November 7 Special Town Meeting

Special Town Meeting Pre-Briefing: October 30, 2018 from SHCTV15 on Vimeo.

Special Town Meetings may be called by the Selectboard when unexpected business arises which must be transacted by the elected representatives of the voters. Warrant must be posted 14 days before Special Town Meeting. If the Warrant contains articles involving finance, a public hearing must be called by the Appropriations Committee not less than 5 days before such Special Town Meeting.


When a Special Town Meeting is being called, the Selectboard must include in the Warrant any article submitted to them as a formal petition signed by 100 voters. A Special Town Meeting must be called if the Selectboard are presented with a petition signed by 200 registered voters.