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Select Board postpones election, delays town meeting

The Select Board has voted to move the Annual Town Election, originally scheduled for April 14, to May 26, in order to accommodate social distancing guidelines and adhere to the governor’s orders limiting any gathering of more than 10 people.

The Select Board also voted to postpone the Annual Town Meeting from May 4 to June 8. Several warrant articles will be removed from the warrant to allow for more time to complete work on the articles. Many can be taken up at Special Town Meeting in the fall. Fall Town Meeting may extend beyond one night.

The following articles were removed: Article 9 Town-Owned Land Surveys; Article 11 Billing and Collection Software Application; Article 20 Transportation Improvement Fees; Article 24 First Baptist Church Porch Preservation; Article 25 First Parish Church Steeple; Article 26 Needham Community Farm Growing Bed Expansion; Article 27 Trail Identification Design; Article 28 Walker Pond Restoration and Preservation; Article 29 Claxton Field Lights and Skin Renovation Design; Article 30 Resurfacing the Synthetic Track at DeFazio Complex; Article 31 Community Preservation Fund (CPC Administration Budget, Annual Reserves, Required Reserves); Article 35 Pollard School Air Conditioning System Design; Article 38 Athletic Facility Improvement Fund; Article 39 Capital Improvement Fund; and Article 40 Capital Facility Fund.

The Select Board will meet next on Friday, April 3, time TBD.

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