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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT CHANGING THE DATE OF THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING OF THE TOWN OF NORTH READING

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter 2 of the charter of the town of North Reading, which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth, as provided in section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out section 2-4-1, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 414 of the acts of 2010, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

2-4-1 The first session of the spring annual town meeting shall meet regularly on any date in June not in conflict with a religious or legal holiday to consider and adopt an annual operating and capital budget, and to act on other financial matters, as well as to consider and act upon such other business as may properly come before the meeting; and the first session of the fall annual town meeting shall be held on any date in October not in conflict with a religious or legal holiday to consider and act on matters of planning, zoning, subdivision control, building codes and all other matters of a by-law nature, as well as to consider and act upon such other business as may properly come before the meeting, including financial matters. The select board shall, annually, not later than March 31, set the dates of the first sessions of the June and October annual town meetings at a public hearing during a regularly scheduled meeting of the board.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, August 30, 2018