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Large Gathering Ordinance - Adopted

The Select Board has approved a Large Gathering Ordinance.

Unless petitioned by the voters, the ordinance becomes effective August 13, 2018.

View the: Large Gathering Ordinance


  1. Adopt The legislative body of the municipality must adopt the new ordinance or amendments at a regular or special meeting of the board. The ordinance must be adopted by a majority of the members of the board, and the ordinance and vote must be reflected in the minutes of the meeting.
  2. Post After adoption by the legislative body, a copy of the ordinance must be posted in five conspicuous places within the municipality.
  3. Publish The full text or a concise summary of the ordinance, including the source of authority to adopt, a statement of purpose, principal provisions, and a table of contents or list of section headings, must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality on a day not more than 14 days after the adoption of the ordinance or amendment. The published notice must also include a statement that explains where in the municipality the full text of the ordinance can be reviewed, the name, address and phone number of a person to contact for more information about the ordinance, and an explanation of the right of citizens to petition for a vote on the ordinance at an annual or special meeting.
  4. Effective date. Unless a petition is filed for a permissive referendum, an ordinance or amendment becomes effective 60 days after the date of its adoption (or a later date, if set by the legislative body). If there is a vote on the particular ordinance or amendment, then the ordinance will become effective at the conclusion of the meeting at which the vote is taken, unless a majority of the voters vote to disapprove the ordinance.
  5. Recording All ordinances and amendments must be recorded by the town clerk in the records of municipality.

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