The Shutesbury 2021 Annual Town Meeting
and Local Election
Read local news coverage of the 2021 Annual Town Meeting and Local Election:
"Shutesbury Town Meeting voters OK $6.63M budget, library construction grant application" Shelby Ashline, the Greenfield Recorder, published 6/13/21
"Eric Stocker elected to Select Board in Shutesbury" Daily Hampshire Gazette, published 6/14/21
2021 Annual Town Meeting Minutes - Final version
Annual Town Meeting
When: Saturday June 12, 2021. Starts at 9am.
Where: Behind town hall in the field. There will be a large tent and several smaller tents set up on the field, and a port-a-potty in the southern part of the field. Entrance to Annual Town Meeting will be on the west side of the building. The east side of the building is reserved for handicap parking and drop off. Parking will be on the Town Common. Anyone who is able to walk or ride their bike is encouraged to do so to reduce parking demand.
Please bring your own chairs!
A Citizen's Guide to Town Meeting published by the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Message from the Board of Health: Published as Town Announce on Monday June 7 2021
Dear Shutesbury Residents:
Saturday, June 12, at 9 a.m. Annual Town Meeting will be held under the tent behind Town Hall. We are as happy as you are that the requirements for face coverings and social distance have been lifted. Nevertheless, for Annual Town Meeting, the Board of Health is requesting that you continue to exercise caution. We’re just not that far out of the woods! New variants are circulating, and cases are rising in some places, such as the UK, where they seemed to be under control. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
As it was last year, the ground under the tent will be marked in such a way that rows are six feet apart, and we ask you to maintain six feet between your household and the household next to you. We intend also to provide microphone covers as we did last year.
With respect to face coverings, we strongly encourage them, at the very least when you are near others.
If you are not vaccinated, for the protection of yourself and others, please cover your face.
Most especially: When you are face to face with the volunteers who check you in to Town Meeting, who sell you food and drink at the Friends of the Library table, or who are working at the polls, please be courteous and considerate and cover your face.
-The Shutesbury Board of Health
Message from the Friends of the Library: Published as Town Announce on Tuesday June 8 2021
Town Meeting Café and Shutesbury Swag Sale
Saturday, June 12th, 9 am – 1 pm
The Friends of the Library will be selling breakfast, treats, lunch, and hot and cold beverages during Town Meeting. Suggested donations are $1-$5.
Donations of individually wrapped baked goods and sandwiches are needed. If you would like to contribute, please email library.director@shutesbury.
The Friends’ Shutesbury Swag collection, T-shirts, Sweatshirts and Mugs will also be available during Town Meeting.
List of 2021 Candidates
The candidates on this list have submitted nomination papers with the Office of the Town Clerk and will be officially appearing on the June Twelfth Ballot. This list includes the candidates name, the office they are running for and the date their nomination papers were filed. Incumbents are noted by a * at the end of their name.
Eric Stocker: Selectboard, March 8th 2021
Kate Cell*: Library Trustees, March 9 2021
Wm Levine: Board of Health, April 1 2021
Timothy Logan: Library Trustees, April 2 2021
Bethany Rose: School Committee, April 2 2021
Graeme Sephton: MLP/Broadband Committee, April 6 2021
Susan P. Millinger* (appointed): Cemetery Commission, April 12 2021
Arleen Read*: Board of Health, April 20 2021
Dina Stander: Cemetery Commission, April 21 2021
Stephen Schmidt*: MLP/Broadband Committee, April 21 2021
Nathan Murphy* (appointed): Planning Board, April 27 2021
Jennifer Malcolm-Brown*: School Committee, April 27 2021
Mary David: Board of Health, April 27 2021
Resources for Candidates:
Campaign Finance Seminar from the Office of Campaign and Political Finance
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD ON THE TWELFTH OF JUNE!