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Open Town Meeting is the form of democratic governing practiced in Tyngsborough, used for over 250 years.

The next Annual Town Meeting takes place in May of each year at the Tyngsborough Elementary School (205 Westford Rd).

You can watch it on Verizon channel 29 and Comcast channel 8 as well as stream it live here.

Outlined below is the annual town meeting schedule voted by the Board of Selectmen. The warrant can be found at the link below:

The important dates are:

October 30, 2017 Open Special Town Meeting Warrant
November 13, 2017 Deadline to submit Warrant Articles to Town Clerk, 4:00PM
November 13, 2017 Draft Warrant sent to Town Counsel for review
November 13, 2017 Draft Warrant reviewed by Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee
November 27, 2017 Warrant Finalized: Recommendations from Board of Selectmen & Finance Committee
November 27, 2017 Deadline to Post Warrant: Town Hall, Senior Center, Fire Station #1, and Early
Childhood Center/Lakeview School, Fire Station No. 2 on Lakeview Avenue
December 5, 2017 Deadline to Post Finance Committee report
December 11, 2017 Special Town Meeting 7:00PM


Article NumberSummarySupporting DocumentsVotesTown Meeting in favor?*
1Home Rule Petition: Additional Liquor
Licenses
BOS: 5-0-0
FinCom: 4-0-1
Yes
2Authorization to convey property on River
Road to Tyngsborough Water District
BOS: 5-0-0
FinCom: 3-0-0
Withdrawn
3Appropriation from CPC –
Landscaping/Parking Design
BOS: 5-0-0
FinCom: 5-0-0
CPC: 5-0-0
Yes
4Transfer from Free Cash – Purchase
Streetlights from National Grid
BOS: 5-0-0
FinCom: 5-0-0
Yes
5Transfer from Free Cash – Fund
Preliminary Design for Public Safety
Complex
BOS: 5-0-0
FinCom: 5-0-0
Yes
6Budget TransfersBOS: 5-0-0
FinCom: 4-0-0
Yes
7Authorization to enter into Solar Pricing
Agreement
BOS: Recommend
At Town Meeting
School Committee:
7-0-0
FinCom: 2-1-0 (not recommended)
Yes
8120 Westford Rd Electricity EasementBOS: 5-0-0
FinCom: 5-0-0
Yes
9Sewer Enterprise Fund CapitalBOS: 5-0-0
FinCom: 5-0-0
Yes
10Sewer Department Middlesex Rd North
Force Main
BOS: 5-0-0
FinCom: 5-0-0
Yes (2/3 majority met)
11Right to Farm Bylaw AmendmentBOS: 5-0-0
FinCom: 5-0-0
Agricultural
Commission: 3-0-0
Yes
12To see if the Town will vote to amend the
Town of Tyngsborough Zoning
Bylaws to add Section 1.20.00
(Inclusionary Zoning)
BOS: 5-0-0
Planning
Board: 3-0-0
FinCom: 3-2-0 (not recommended)
Yes (2/3 majority met)
13Prior Year Unpaid BillsBOS: 5-0-0
FinCom: 5-0-0
Yes
14Citizen PetitionBOS: No Action
FinCom: No Action
Withdrawn

 

*The votes depicted here are not final. Final votes are tallied by the Town Clerk and certified by the state.