POLITICS

Fast Facts For Town Meeting

By Kristen Arute, Hingham Current Staff, June 18, 2020
Hingham Current File Photos - Kristen Arute

Hingham Town Meeting 2020 is just days away. Here's what you need to know:

1. WHEN and WHERE

DATE: Saturday, June 20th

TIME: 2:00 PM (Check-in begins at 12:30 PM)

LOCATION: Hingham High School football field

PARKING: Parking will be available at the front parking lot, the back parking lot (behind the building) and the parking lot further down Union Street on the other side of the fields.  There will be no shuttle transportation.

***RAIN DATE: Sunday, June 21st at 2:00 PM. Town Meeting will be held indoors if there is rain on the rain date.***

2. It's going to be HOT!

The forecast calls for temperatures in the 90s, and that's made even hotter on a turf field. Also, there is no shade on the field. Therefore the Town encourages attendees "to wear sunscreen and bring their own water, hats, and/or personal umbrellas for shade." A cooling station will be available near the restrooms, and several water stations (tables with pre-filled cups and trash cans) will be set up on the field.

3. COVID precautions

  • All Town Meeting attendees and staff must wear a face covering for the entire Town Meeting, including while waiting in line to register.

  • Bring your own face covering.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the venue.

  • Staff will sanitize microphones after each use.

  • Restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized as needed.

The full Town Meeting Outdoor Framework can be found here.

4. Warrant Articles

There are 38 Articles on the Warrant. They include the budget (Article 6), design of the public safety facility (Article 12), renovations to the senior center (Article 14), additional study money for Foster School (Article 17), expansion of the water company Citizen Advisory Board (Article 21) and a tree preservation bylaw (Article 27).

The full Town Meeting Warrant can be found here.

Kristen Arute can be reached at kristen@hinghamcurrent.com.