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June 9, 2014

Quorum needed to finish Town Meeting agenda

Cut short last month before it could finish business when its quorum dissolved, Town Meeting will reconvene tomorrow night at 7 at Salisbury Elementary School, with the hope that voters will turn out in the proper number to complete its work.

Needed are at least 125 registered voters so the meeting can be called to action to deal with only three remaining warrant articles, one of which concerns acting on a zoning amendment that restricts where medical marijuana facilities can be located in town.

But dealing with the last three articles isn’t the only reason officials are praying people turn out tomorrow night. According to regulations, if Town Meeting doesn’t address every article listed on its posted agenda, none of those previously passed can be enacted.

In this case, that includes the town’s operating budget for the next fiscal year, which begins in only three weeks, on July 1. Without a quorum to complete Town Meeting’s work, the money that runs the town could run out on June 30.

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Scholarships are available to income-qualified Salisbury families for children to attend the Boys and Girls Summer Camp programs.

Those interested should contact either the Boys and Girls Club at 5 Maple St., or Lisa Beaulieu in the Planning Department at Town Hall at 978-463-2266.

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Summer’s approaching and those utilizing the Salisbury Beach have options when it comes to parking.

According to Salisbury Public Works sdirector Don Levesque, daily parking tickets and seasonal passes may be purchased at the Municipal Beach Parking Lot ticket booth. Tickets may be purchased from 8 a.m to closing by seeing the ticket booth attendant on duty.

This year’s fees are as follows for the town parking lot for Salisbury residents: daily parking is $15; seasonal pass, $10

(Residents must show proof of residency, such as photo I.D., vehicle registration, utility bill, etc.)

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