public hearing may 18

Hope to elect, possibly recall officials June 8; marijuana ordinance amendment to be voted on

Sun, 05/16/2021 - 12:30pm

    HOPE — Voters in the Town of Hope will have much to decide on when completing their June 8 municipal ballots.

    First, voters will be tasked with elected a handful of municipal candidates. 

    Approving the adopted Hope Elementary School budget and an amendment to the town’s  marijuana ordinance appears next on the ballot. 

    Lastly, voters will be charged with determining if a pair of sitting municipal officials should be recalled from their elected positions. 

    Public hearing for the June 8 election, which is part one of the annual town meeting, and public hearing for all articles on the June 22 town meeting warrant will be held Tuesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. For signup information, click here. 

    To request an absentee ballot, fill out this form and return it to the municipal clerk by Friday, June 4 at 4:30 p.m. In-person voting will be conducted June 8 at the town office from 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Municipal Candidates

    Select Board (Vote for one, three year term) 
    Michael Brown

    Budget Committee (Vote for two, three year terms) 
    John Jensen
    William Matteson
    Michael Steere

    School Committee (Vote for two, three year terms) 
    Timothy Lock

    School Committee (Voter for one, two year terms) 

    Referendum Questions

    Question 3: Shall the Hope Elementary School budget for the 2021-2022 school year that was adopted at the May 6 special town meeting be approved? 

    Question 4: Shall the ordinance entitled: “Ordinance prohibiting retail marijuana establishments and retail marijuana social clubs in the Town of Hope” be amended? To view the proposed amendment, click here

    Question 5: Shall Bruce Haffner be recalled from his elected positions as a Hope select board member, assessor and overseer of the poor? 

    Question 6: Shall Elinor Goldberg be recalled from her elected position as a Hope budget committee member?