Town Meeting 2020
Sandwich Town Meeting
TOWN MEETING - June 15, 2020, 7:00 PM
The 2020 Town Meeting will be held at 7pm on Monday, June 15, 2020, at Sandwich High School. See below for warrant and meeting resources.
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Town Meeting Resources
We are working to provide more Town Meeting information online. We will post article information, documents, helpful videos and resources here as available. Thank you for your patience during this process.
Virtual Community Forums Planned in Preparation for the June 15, 2020 Annual Town Meeting; June 9th and 11th at 7pm VIA Zoom or Call In.
Tuesday, June 9th – 7pm. This virtual forum will focus COVID-19 Meeting Preparation, the 2021 Annual Operating Budget and the renovation of the 100 Rt. 6A municipal office building.
Thursday, June 11th – 7pm. This virtual forum will be facilitated by Greg Anderson, Host of the Takeway and will focus on the Henry T. Wing Residences proposal and the proposed changes to the Senior Tax Exemption Program.
Both meetings will be held virtually using the Zoom virtual conferencing tool. View meetings links and information to join by clicking the meeting date info tabs.
Ground Rules and Instructions for Community Forum participants
a. Please review the Warrant and information available on the Town Meeting 2020 Website in advance of the Meeting. http://www.sandwichmass.org/1512/Town-Meeting-2020
b. Participants may attend by ZOOM, watch on SCTV Channel 15 and call in comments to 508-888-5144 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A staff person will relay comments submitted by phone or through the public comment email address live during the meeting.
c. If using ZOOM please mute yourself when not speaking and remember to unmute when you’d like to speak.
d. Please ‘raise your hand’ on ZOOM if you would like to be recognized. You can find the ‘raise your hand’ symbol by hovering over the participant’s icon then ‘click’ raise hand. A small blue hand will appear on the upper left of your image on the screen.
e. The Chairman, Facilitator or staff person will ask for and announce your name before you are recognized to speak.
f. Please set your ZOOM account to reflect your name on the participants list.
g. Please speak clearly and slowly
h. Speakers will have up to two (2) minutes for comments and questions. Additional speaker comments and questions will be at the discretion of the Chair or Facilitator.
i. Please avoid duplication of comments, redundant email and phone comments will be tracked but not announced during the ZOOM meeting.
j. Please be respectful of everyone’s time and participation. If you are disrespectful the Board Chair, Facilitator or Staff will remove you from the meeting.
k. Lastly, thank you for joining this Virtual Community Forum!
Tuesday June 9th Forum Zoom Meeting Info:
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Meeting ID: 969 2832 9165
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Meeting ID: 969 2832 9165
Sandwich Community Forum & The Takeaway discusses article 15: Henry T. Wing School
Click the videos below to watch and learn more about this important article for Town Meeting.
Henry T. Wing Residences
Henry T. Wing School, Project Architect, Janis Mamayek, Director of Architecture, ICON Architecture, AIA, LEED, AP, discusses the approach to the proposed Henry T. Wing School with Director of Planning and Development Ralph Vitacco and Assistant Town Manager, Heather Harper.
The 100 Building
See above videos on Article 15: Henry T. Wing School
An Important Message for all Massachusetts Town Residents
The purest form of democratic governing is practiced in a Town Meeting. In use for over 300 years and still today, it has proven to be a valuable means for many Massachusetts taxpayers to voice their opinions and directly effect change in their communities. Here in this ancient American assembly, you can make your voice heard as you and your neighbors decide the course of the government closest to you. This booklet outlines the forms and procedures used in Massachusetts Town Meetings. As the Commonwealth's information officer, I urge you to read it and make use of it as you engage in the debates and votes that give shape to your Town Government.
William Francis Galvin Secretary of the Commonwealth