2021 Annual Town Meeting and Local Election

        The Shutesbury 2021 Annual Town Meeting

                           and Local Election





                                    Annual Town Meeting Minutes


Image of Shutesbury Town Hall

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 Warrant


2021 Annual Town Meeting Minutes - Final version

2021 Annual Town Meeting and Local Election webpage

Unofficial Results of Local Election


2021 Annual Town Meeting Warrant (pdf)

2021 Annual Town Meeting FY22 Budget - Revenues (pdf)

2021 Annual Town Meeting FY22 Budget - Expenses (pdf)

2021 Annual Town Meeting FY22 Budget Finance Committee Report (pdf)

2021 Annual Town Meeting Reserve Fund Analysis (pdf)

2021 Annual Town Meeting FY22 Shutesbury Elementary School Budget (pdf)


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.org or just bring your contribution to Town meeting.

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


What's On The Ballot?

Board of Health:        2 seats

Cemetery Commission: 2 seats

Library Trustees:      2 seats

Municipal Light Plant/Broadband:     2 seats

Planning Board:         1 seat

School Committee:    2 seats

Selectboard: 1 seat




Resources for Candidates:

Campaign Finance Guide

Campaign Finance Seminar from the Office of Campaign and Political Finance



Info and Resources