Open Meeting Law
News & Updates
Shutesbury has a new assistant town clerk, Grace Bannasch. Grace grew up and lives in Shutesbury. She is learning all the town clerk duties. She is now the go-to person for all things DOG and is handling the tracking of posted agendas and minutes. We are able to expand our regular office hours to the public. Our new hours are:
Planning for Annual Town Meeting on Saturday, May 4 is reaching some of the deadline dates.
MARCH 15 - Nomination papers must be turned in to the Town Clerk by 5 pm. So far we have nominations papers completed by:
Board of Health - Catherine Hilton, incumbent
Board of Library Trustees - Brad Foster and Michele Regan-Ladd, both incumbents
Moderator - Paul Lyons
Planning Board - Jeff Lacy, incumbent
If you were receiving calendar notifications using our previous posting system, you will need to follow the steps below to sign up for these emails again.
You can sign up for notifications of meetings for any committee by going to our new posting website: https://www.mytowngovernment.org/01072
Use the drop down menu on the left to pick the committee you want to follow. On the committee's page, click, "Subscribe to Email Alerts." You will need to repeat these steps for each committee separately.
The blue Annual Street List form has been mailed to you! The state requires towns to contact every resident to update the street list and confirm every voter. Children, non-voters and non-voters, everyone and anyone in your household should be listed on the form correctly. Please add any missing information. If there is more than one household at your address, please request additional forms.
If a voter has moved away, please write down an address so I can get a signature to remove them from the town voter rolls.
Our town is implementing a new system to post meetings and minutes.
All registered voters may attend Town meeting and vote in Town Elections on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The period for Voter registration closes on Friday, APRIL 13, 20 days before the election.
A Citizen’s Petition is proposal by a citizen or a group of citizens, signed by 10 or more registered voters, that is brought to the Select Board to place on a Town Meeting warrant.
The 2018 Annual Street Listing Form that combines the Town Census and the State Voter Census is coming to your household soon.
Info and Resources
You can click on this link to go to our official Posted Meeting calendar. www.mytowngovernment.org/01072