Marion sets Special Town Meeting date

Aug 14, 2019

MARION — Special Town Meeting will take place Oct. 21, 2019 at Sippican School. The warrant will include at least 20 articles.

Topics that are already bookmarked for Town Meeting include a feasibility study for a maritime program, the decision on whether to the town’s Atlantis Drive property, and ten bylaw codification articles that were passed over at May Town Meeting because of a printing error with the warrant. 

That warrant may grow, however, as the deadline to submit articles is not until Sept. 10. 

On Sept. 23 Town Administrator Jay McGrail will send the warrant to printer and post it. Warrants will be delivered between Sept. 30 and Aug. 2. 

At an Aug. 13 meeting where Selectmen approved the town meeting date, Selectman John Waterman said that it will be “very important for the public to walk through [the warrant] prior to the meeting.” 

To that end, Selectmen will hold an informational session on the meeting warrant bylaws, as they did with May’s Town Meeting. 

The Planning Board will also have to have another chance to comment on all of the bylaw articles, including those bylaws which were meant for the last town meeting. 

In a similar administrative note, Selectmen also approved Wednesday, Nov. 27, or the Wednesday before Thanksgiving as the final day to submit information for any 2020 licenses that town citizens may need. 

Those licenses will start in January 2020.