IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE FINANCIAL TOWN MEETING JUNE 11, 2019 AND THE ALL DAY REFERENDUM ON JUNE 13, 2019

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL TOWN OF COVENTRY VOTERS

     

    THE FINANCIAL TOWN MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR 7:00 pm ON TUESDAY,  JUNE 11, 2019 AT THE COVENTRY HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM.

     

    THE ALL DAY REFERENDUM WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY,  JUNE 13, 2019 WITH VOTING CONDUCTED FROM  7:00 am TO 8:00 pm.

     

    ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018, THE VOTERS OF COVENTRY APPROVED A CHANGE TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER THAT AFFECTED THE FINANCIAL TOWN MEETING FORMAT AS WELL AS ADDING A MANDATORY ALL DAY REFERENDUM FOR THE PURPOSE OF APPROVING OR REJECTING THE TOWN COUNCIL APPROVED BUDGET.

     

    THE FINANCIAL TOWN MEETING (FTM) WILL STILL HAVE A MODERATOR MANAGING THE MEETING ALONG WITH THE ENTIRE TOWN COUNCIL, SCHOOL COMMITTEE, TOWN MANAGER, SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT, TOWN AND SCHOOL FINANCE DIRECTORS AND SOLICITORS ON STAGE. 

     

    ALL REGISTERED VOTERS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY ASPECT OF THE BUDGET.  A THREE (3) MINUTE TIME LIMIT PER PERSON WILL BE FOLLOWED. 

     

    VOTERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ASK ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS AFTER ALL VOTERS HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASK A QUESTION.

     

    VOTERS WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE COUNCIL APPROVED BUDGET, ENDING THE NEED FOR BUDGET CHANGING VOTES.

     

    NO TAX PAYER VOTING OF ANY TYPE WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THE FTM.  VOTING FOR OR AGAINST THE COUNCIL APPROVED BUDGET WILL BE CONDUCTED ON THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019.

     

     

    A VOTER NEED NOT ATTEND THE FTM TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THE ALL DAY REFERENDUM. 

     

    VOTING LOCATIONS:

     

    DISTRICT 1          SAINT FRANCIS CHURCH                               132 PECKHAM LANE

    DISTRICT 2          TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS                        1670 FLAT RIVER ROAD

    DISTRICT 3          CLUB JOGUES                                                 184 BOSTON STREET

    DISTRICT 4          OAK HAVEN SCHOOL                                      46 PETTINE STREET

    DISTRICT 5          WESTWOOD ESTATES CLUB HOUSE         1A LIENA ROSE WAY

     

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