CHANGES TO THE OPEN MEETING LAW PROVISIONS IN THE TOWN OF HANOVER
On August 4, 2014, the Board of Selectmen voted to designate the town’s website as an “alternate meeting posting location” effective January 1, 2015.
The town’s website may be found at www.hanover-ma.gov . Beginning January 1, 2015, all meetings of public bodies within the Town of Hanover will be posted in accordance with Open Meeting Law, M. G. L. Ch. 30A, Sec. 19 (a), on this website. They will no longer appear on the bulletin board outside the Town Clerk's Office.
Townspeople or other interested persons who do not have internet access will be able to use the internet accessible computer located just outside the Town Clerk’s Office. This computer will be available during normal Town Hall business hours.
For more information about the policy, please contact the Selectmen’s Office. For more information about the Open Meeting Law, please contact the Attorney General’s Office or the Town Clerk’s Office.
HOW TO POST AN OPEN MEETING
Board and Committee members who have been granted access to the Town's website to post a meeting will find the following information to be helpful regarding how to post an open meeting. Click on the below link:
THE OPEN MEETING LAW
The Open Meeting Law supports the principle that the democratic process depends on the public having knowledge about the considerations underlying governmental action. The Open Meeting Law requires that most meetings of governmental bodies to be held in public. For more information, contact the Division of Open Government within the Office of Attorney General Maura Healey, at (617) 963-2540, firstname.lastname@example.org or or go to their website at: http://www.mass.gov/ago/government-resources/open-meeting-law/ .
OPEN MEETING LAW TRAINING
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