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Subject: Re: Minutes for town meeting informational meetings
From: "Wheaton-Book, Megan" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, February 17, 2016 4:34 pm
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24 V.S.A. § 1152 Record of proceedings of meetings, states that “The clerk shall record all proceedings of all town meetings and his record shall be deemed to be the true and official record of all action taken at that meeting provided it has been approved and attested by any two of the following town officers present at the meeting: moderator, selectmen, and justices of the peace.”
Statute is not clear about what does not constitute a town meeting, as such the “pre-town meeting informational meeting” could be considered a town meeting, especially if the meeting is open to the entire town.
MeganMegan Wheaton-BookRecords Analyst IIVermont State Archives & Records Administration1078 U.S. Route 2, MiddlesexMontpelier, VT 05633-7701802-828-3897
I am not an attorney, and the information provided above should not be construed as legal advice, but rather general information.
Having a little discussion here…..Do town clerks in other municipalities take minutes at pre-town meeting informational meetings?
Elections Division of Sec. State- please feel free to comment.Thanks all.Annette
Annette L. CappyBrattleboro Town Clerk230 Main Street, Suite 108Brattleboro. VT 05301
ph 802-251-8129fax 802-257-2312