The annual town meeting accepted 29 articles on Monday, including a $16.2 million fiscal 2022 budget and a zoning bylaw amendment that allows cannabis cultivators and manufacturers in the industrial park district.
The annual town meeting passed an operating budget of $6.7 million for fiscal 2022 Monday and approved a salary for a full-time town administrator. But voters balked at making the town clerk appointed or instituting means to recall elected officials.
If you were not able to make it to Wednesday's annual town meeting, you can always catch the replay.
Of course, the same can be said for just about any municipal meeting in town thanks to WilliNet, the local community access television station dedicated to being "an avenue of free speech for the people of Williamstown to communicate, educate, and entertain."
The annual town meeting will be held Wednesday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m. outside at the Community Center.
The annual town election will also be held at the Community Center on Tuesday, May 25, from noon to 7 p.m. All candidates on the ballot are running unopposed.
The lightly attended town meeting was held in the gym of Nessacus Regional Middle School, where voters passed a fiscal 2022 town operating budget of $8,091,026 and an appropriation of $8,130,864 for the town's share of the Central Berkshire Regional School District budget.
On what promises to be the most controversial issue up for discussion, the board broke with the Planning Board, voting 4-1 against recommendation of the cannabis cultivation bylaw that the planners focused on for the past year.