2008 Boards'/Committees'  Meeting Minutes
Veterans Memorial
Town Library
Our Town:
Abington
Massachusetts
Town Offices
Town Hall
781.982.2100
Golf Comm.
August 06, 2008
September 03, 2008
October 01, 2008
November 05, 2008
December 03, 2008
Library Trustees
January 14, 2008
February 11, 2008
March 10 2008
April 14, 2008
May 12, 2008
June 9, 2008
July 14, 2008
July 31, 2008
October 06, 2008
September 8, 2008
December 8, 2008
November 10, 2008
Planning Board
January 7, 2008
February 4, 2008
March 13, 2008
April 14, 2008
May 5, 2008
June 2, 2008
July 28, 2008
No August Meeting
October 6, 2008
September 8, 2008
December 1, 2008
January ?, 2008
February ?, 2008
May 7 2008
May 12, 2008
June 4, 2008
June 25, 2008
July 23, 2008
Conservation Comm.
Jan. 08, 2008
Jan. 22, 2008
April 08, 2008
April 22, 2008
Feb. 26, 2008
March 25, 2008
June 10, 2008
June 24, 2008
May 27, 2008
August 26, 2009
August 12, 2008
July 22, 2008
Sept. 09, 2009
Agenda
Agenda
Agenda
Agenda
Agenda
Agenda
Agenda
Agenda
Agenda
Agenda
Agenda
Agenda
Agenda
Sept. 23, 2008
Oct. 14, 2008
Oct. 28, 2008
Agenda
Agenda
Agenda
Nov. 25, 2008
Agenda
July 2, 2008
Council on Aging
May 21, 2008
August 20, 2008
September 17, 2008
June 18, 2008
July 16, 2008
October 15, 2008
November 19, 2008
December 03, 2008
Finance Committee
Dec. 10, 2008
Nov. 12, 2008
Most of these minutes have been scanned from library copies if you notice any errors please let me know.
Park & Rec
November 20, 2008
December 18, 2008
Agenda
Agenda
April 16, 2008
May 21, 2008
June 18, 2008
July 16, 2008
No August Meeting
October 16, 2008
September 17, 2008
Jan. 17, 2008
Feb. 21, 2008
March 19, 2008
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October 27, 2008
November 3, 2008
Massachusetts' Open Meeting Law Guidelines
Town Charter:  7-10-3 Rules and Journal

Each multiple member body shall determine its own rules and order of business
unless otherwise provided by the charter or by-law, and shall provide for keeping
minutes of its proceedings. Such minutes shall be voted on and approved within
sixty (60) days following the date of such proceedings. These rules and minutes
shall be a public record kept available in a place convenient to the public at all
reasonable times, and copies shall be kept available in the town library.
Page 15 of Mass. Open Meeting Law Guidelines..

The Law is also silent on the issue of how long a governmental body may
take to adopt and make available for public inspection its "official" minutes.
Nonetheless, by implication the Law requires that such minutes be made
available to the public within a reasonable period of time after the conclusion
of any given meeting. What is reasonable will depend upon such factors as
the length of the meeting in question, the complexity of issues discussed at
the meeting, the staffing and workload of the particular body responsible for
preparing the final document, and the like. Without establishing a hard and
fast rule regarding the timeliness of the preparation of "official" minutes,
a
time frame of two to four weeks may be considered reasonable under most
circumstances.
Release: Both the Open Meeting Law and the Public Records Law include
provisions which pertain to the release of minutes of meetings convened by
governmental bodies. In general, the minutes of a meeting become public
records from the moment they are created. This is true regardless of the
form in which they may first appear, i.e., stenographic notes, handwritten
notes, or tape recordings.
The governmental body may not require that it
vote to adopt or approve or release open session minutes before they may
be released to the public, even though the minutes may be only in draft form
at the time of the request.
The body or custodian of the records may, of
course, label the notes or cassette tape at the time of the release as being in
draft, unofficial, or unapproved form, as may be appropriate
August 22, 2007
SAGE
Saving Abington with Green Energy
Committee established in 2009
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