Town Meeting 2020

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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. 

  1. Virtual Community Forums
  2. Participation & Ground Rules
  3. June 9th Info
  4. June 11th Info

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.

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.

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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.

  1. Articles 2-6: Related Budget Info
  2. Article 10: The 100 Building
  3. 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