In Little Compton, Town Meeting 101

LITTLE COMPTON — Town Moderator Larry Anderson will lead an informational session about Financial Town Meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, April 8, in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. His presentation will focus on the rules and procedures used during  the town's Financial Town Meeting. In addition, he will discuss the history of Town Meeting as well as Town Meeting alternatives and reforms other communities have adopted. Other town officials who have a role in preparing for and conducting Financial Town Meeting have been invited to the session. All members of the public are welcome to attend and participate. Little Compton's Annual Financial Town Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Town Moderator Larry Anderson at 635-8853 or


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