Two Special Town Meetings are slated for Monday, Dec. 9 at 7:30pm and 8pm at Wellesley High. You’re welcome to attend in person or watch on Wellesley Media Corp.’s government channel.
The first warrant focuses on a slew of issues, including: funding for school renovation and possible replacement projects; determining how much money will be devoted to the final design for the Fuller Brook Park Preservation Master Plan and where that money will come from; allowing the Board of Selectmen to take new rules for retail sale of beer and wine to the state legislature; studying the topic of electronic voting at town meetings; determining how much money to devote to development of the St. James the Great site on Rte. 9 and figuring out where that money would come from.
The second warrant is focused on funding related to the proposed senior center in the middle of town.
Now, if you’re wondering how the heck town meeting members are going to get through all the stuff in the first warrant in 30 minutes…they’re not…so don’t get too hung up on the starting times. The moderator is actually going to kick off the second town meeting either about halfway through the first meeting, at a convenient point, or start off day 2 (at 7pm most likely) of the town meeting with the senior center discussion.
As for the other potentially confusing point here — Hey, I thought the senior center was bogged down in politics at the moment?! — the Board of Selectmen is seeking funds for further work related to the senior center plan in the event that things are worked out with the Planning Board to move that project forward.
Details on the agendas for the meetings can be found here on the town website.