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Select Board Declares State of Emergency, Postpones Town Election

Town Moderator plans to delay Town Meeting after Town Election.

Post Date:03/24/2020 1:15 PM

Select Board Declare State of Emergency, Postpone Town Election
Town Moderator plans to delay Town Meeting until after Town Election.

At the March 23rd Select Board Meeting, the Board made the following decisions.
Watch the zoom meeting, recorded by ACMi

Declared a State of Emergency
Declaring a state of emergency allows the following;
- Ensures that the Town will be eligible for reimbursement for crisis related expenses.
- Publicly confirms that the actions being taken by Town Manager and Health Department are endorsed by the Board.
- Publicly reinforces the seriousness of the issue.
Read the full declaration.

April 4 Election Postponed to June 6

Town Meeting Postponement Planned
Town Moderator plans to postpone Town Meeting to start after local election.
By law, the Town Moderator can only delay Town Meeting for increments of 30 days. To coordinate the delay of Town Meeting to start after local elections, Arlington Town Moderator, John Leone plans to call a 30 day delay of Town Meeting on April 27th, to May 27th. On May 27th, he will likely call another delay that is reasonably after Arlington’s Annual Election. If state laws change, to allow the Town Moderator longer times to delay, this plan may be adjusted. Read the Town Moderator's statement.

Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine Provides Updates
ACMi News Director Jeff Barnd interviews Arlington Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine on March 24th to discuss the Select Board to declare a state of emergency, Town Elections, Town Meeting, and the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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