Ho-Ho-Ho: Special Town Meeting Tentatively Set For Dec. 12-14.
Original October date pushed back to the holidays due to requests by Light Department.
Nearly 300 representatives to Town Meeting, town officials and employees will be adding "Special Town Meeting" to their holiday and Christmas "to-do" lists as Town Administrator Thomas Younger said the annual fall meeting will likely be held a week before Hanukkah and a fortnight before Santa comes to town.
Originally tentatively set for late October, a combination of requests by the Belmont Municipal Light Department, school holiday and Thanksgiving has pushed back the date of this year's special Town Meeting to Dec. 12 and Dec. 14, said Younger.
The town's electric utility has been asking for the delay as it prepares a request to the town's governing body to approve the purchase of land on Hittinger Street as well as the issuance of a bond to pay for a new $50 million electrical substation.
"We have been honoring their requests but we began bumping into school holidays and many of those involve travel by families," said Younger.