What happened at the 2020 Annual Town Meeting?
- Though the Planning Board had voted to include the articles for Annual Town Meeting, they suggested that residents take no action. There were concerns due to Covid and a limited crowd size was required during the pandemic.
- Residents who opposed the commercial solar arrays in residential areas hoped that the solar district map would help take immediate action to limit development.
- Despite the recommendation for inaction, the citizens group Save the Forest pushed for a vote to support the article, in an attempt to take action sooner and prevent clearing of lots for future solar arrays.
- By a vote of 114-96, Town Meeting voted to take no action on Article 19, thereby encouraging more debate over public concerns and buying more time to rework the proposal.