Why not have the meeting in July?

July is hotter than June. It increases the risk for severe rain and thunderstorms. It also offers increased risk for West Nile Virus. Additionally, in the survey the town conducted to determine what kind of turnout we could expect, many participants expressed concern about moving the date further due to travel plans. As the Commonwealth gradually opens up, and as people travel, the window of opportunity we have to conduct a safe and legitimate meeting narrows. The town would use a 1/12 budget, which would prevent reconstitution of government services. Capital plans would not be able to move forward. June is cooler and drier than July. The risk for West Nile Virus is lower. We would be able to approve a budget to reconstitute government services.

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1. Can we have a town meeting?
2. How did the date get chosen for June 23?
3. Have the numbers declined?
4. Why is this outside?
5. What measures will be taken to create a safe environment for people?
6. Should anyone stay home?
7. If I work in healthcare, may I participate?
8. How do we get in?
9. What are the procedures for check-in?
10. May I sit wherever I want?
11. Can I bring my own chair or blanket?
12. Will the area be accessible?
13. What restroom facilities are available?
14. May I leave whenever I want?
15. May I bring children?
16. May I bring my dog/pet?
17. Can you take everyone’s temperature?
18. What public health guidance is the Town following?
19. What have you done to make sure everyone can hear?
20. Will visual aids be used?
21. Will there be an opportunity to learn more about the warrant articles?
22. Can we deliberate as we normally do?
23. What will the microphone set-up be like?
24. Will the meeting be long?
25. Why not have the meeting in July?
26. Can this be online?
27. Can’t we vote on articles by a ballot?
28. Are other towns having town meetings?
29. What other sites were considered?
30. Why couldn’t we have a drive-in Town Meeting?
31. Will there be a visitors’ section?
32. What will we do if it rains?
33. Can we distribute literature or hold signs?