Rev. 04/2014Page 1 of 1Form 2
Date Town Meeting Convened:
Form 2 - Town Meeting Action
Please provide the following:
Submission #1, EXISTING BY-LAW.
One (1) certified copy of the entire main section of the existing by-law within which each proposed
amendment occurs. This requirement is very important because without the full text of the entire main
section of the existing by-law being amended we will be unable to ascertain the full meaning of the
proposed changes in context. By-law amendments include even minor technical changes in current by-
laws, amendments to tables showing uses permitted in different zoning districts, and amendments which re-
codify, reorganize or renumber existing by-laws previously approved by the Attorney General.
Note: if the Town's by-laws are available on the Internet, you may direct us to the website location rather
than including a copy of the existing by-law being amended.
Existing by-law(s) may be found online at:
Submission #2, TOWN MEETING ACTION.
One (1) certified copy of the main motion, or amended main motion voted by town meeting, with the
date, article number, name of Town and votes thereon. Because not all seals will show up when
scanned and emailed, we request that you certify with “A true copy attest” language and your signature.
Also, please include a copy of each floor amendment favorably acted upon by Town Meeting. We do not
need copies of floor amendments that were unfavorably acted upon by Town Meeting.
Submission #3, FINAL VERSION OF BY-LAW AS AMENDED.
One (1) certified copy of the by-law (Submission #1) as amended by town meeting (Submission #2).
For any vote requiring a simple majority it will be sufficient to certify that the moderator declared that the
motion carried. Where the vote was unanimous, it will be sufficient to certify that the moderator declared that
the motion carried unanimously.
For any vote requiring more than a simple majority and where the vote was not unanimous an actual vote
count must be taken. Zoning by-laws and historic district by-laws require a two-thirds vote.
However, if the town has either (a) by vote of this town meeting, or (b) in a previously adopted general by-law,
voted that a counted vote need not be taken and that the Moderator may declare that a 2/3ds vote has been
achieved, then such declaration of the Moderator will be sufficient [see G.L. c. 39, § 15] (select below):
If by (a), then please attach a certified copy of the Town Meeting action from this Town Meeting
showing the vote to dispense with a counted vote.
If by (b), then please provide the following:
The date on which it was adopted by town meeting:
The date it was approved by the Attorney General's Office: