Providing an authoritative one-volume history and reference guide to town meeting, synthesizing rules of order from long standing traditions and recognized prior parliamentary authorities Bolton, Cushing, Demeter, Hackett, and Roberts, together with Massachusetts General Laws and relevant court decisions, Town Meeting Time is the definitive guide to the art and practice of Massachusetts Town Meeting. Revised three times since it was first compiled by the Massachusetts Moderators Association, Town Meeting Time remains the handbook of choice for Moderators, town counsel, town officials, and interested citizens in most Massachusetts towns, with many communities formally requiring its use at town meeting by bylaws.
This first electronic edition is a faithful reproduction of the 3rd print edition, circa 2001. The index has been omitted, in favor of offering full, arbitrary text search. Footnote numbering has been preserved, though the footnotes have moved to section endnotes, as is common practice in electronic editions.