The town meeting is responsible for appropriating money to run the town, transferring funds between accounts, passing bylaws, accepting new streets, etc. In an OPEN Town Meeting form of government, every registered voter in Mendon may attend the town meeting and vote on the issues presented. Non-voters may attend with permission from the town meeting, but may not vote.
When: The Annual Town Meeting is held the 1st Friday in May and the Annual Town Election is held on the Tuesday, occurring eleven days after the first Friday.
Warrants: Town meeting warrants (notices which list the issues to be discussed and voted on) are posted in the town hall and on the Town of Mendon Website, www.Mendonma.gov. The annual election warrant is posted at least 2 weeks before the meeting. Special town meeting warrants are posted at least 2 weeks before the meeting date.
Prior to Town Meeting: Much of the work of the town is done before the town meeting in board and committee meetings. All meetings of town boards and committees are open to the public. Anyone, voter or not, resident or not, may attend. Meeting dates and times are posted on the bulletin board in the Town Hall at least 48 hours prior to the meeting time. A list of scheduled meetings is also posted on the Town's website HERE All meetings are posted through the Town Clerk’s office, so you may also call (508) 473-1085 to check on meeting dates, times and places.
Attendance and Participation: Everyone is encouraged to attend town meetings, committee meetings, and board meetings; ask questions, become informed. If you think you may be interested in serving on an appointed committee, contact the Selectmen’s office. You should be a registered voter in Mendon to serve on a committee.
Town Moderator: The Town Moderator is the presiding officer at the Annual Town Meeting, and all Special Town Meetings. The Town Moderator regulates the proceedings, decides all questions of order, declares the outcome of all votes, and has other powers and duties as provided for by Massachusetts General Laws and the Town of Mendon By-laws.
The Mendon Town Moderator is an elected position with a one-year term.
Town Meeting Officers
|Jay Byer||Town Moderator (May 2020)|