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(a) Initiation – Except for procedural matters, all subjects to be acted upon by the town meeting shall be placed on warrants issued by the select board. The select board shall place on such warrants all subjects requested in writing by (1) any elected town officer or member of an elected multiple-member body; (2) any appointed multiple-member body acting by a majority of its members; (3) any ten or more voters; or (4) any other person or agency as may be authorized by bylaw or otherwise. All subjects submitted to the select board under this section shall be placed on a warrant for the next town meeting, regular or special, that shall occur forty-five or more days following the date of submission.1

(b) Publication – Forthwith, following receipt by the select board of any subject for a town meeting warrant article, initiated by petition or by one or more members of the select board, a copy of such subject shall be posted on the town bulletin board and otherwise distributed as may be provided by bylaw. Additional copies shall be kept available for distribution by the town clerk.

1Art 2 1978 Fall Town Meeting substituted “forty-five” for “thirty” days.