Special Town Meeting to be Held After All

In what seems like a description akin to a teenage romance — on again, off again, on again — the Special Town Meeting scheduled for September 13th is officially back on. Here’s the latest from connectingprinceton.com:

In short, this evening’s public information session has been cancelled and the Special Town Meeting will be held on September 13th at 7 PM at the Heritage Bible Chapel as previously posted in the Warrant.

The Board of Selectmen wish to share a number of updates on the subject of broadband.

Those updates are as follows:

1. The Board received a letter from Comcast last Friday, and yesterday evening met in public with the company and the Advisory Committee to discuss Comcast’s interest in building a network in Princeton. Following that session, the Board of Selectmen voted to initiate the a cable franchise licensing process required under state and federal law which could permit Comcast or others to propose a commercially-funded cable and broadband network.

2. Contrary to other information circulated or votes taken, our Town Counsel advises that the Special Town Meeting on September 13th should be held, given that the warrant has been posted. Accordingly, the Special Town Meeting will open at 7 PM in the Heritage Bible Chapel on Tuesday, September 13th.

3. The Board of Selectmen voted to move to “pass over” Article #2, the borrowing article, for a town built network, when Article 2 is considered by the Town Meeting body. The Advisory Committee also voted to recommend passing over this borrowing article.

4. The Board of Selectmen has cancelled the Special Town Election planned for September 22nd, to vote on the second part of the broadband article. Accordingly, a Warrant for that election has not been posted and the Town Clerk will discontinue sending absentee ballots for broadband.

5. The Information Session scheduled for Sept. 8 at the Thomas Prince School has been cancelled.

Anyone having questions may contact Nina at 978-464-2102.

A Message From Nina Nazarian
Princeton Town Administrator
Plan to be there and get involved!
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