April 4, 2020
Dear Hawley Residents,
I hope this letter finds you all safe and well at home. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, we are rescheduling the Annual Town Election to Monday, June 1, 2020 at this point.
The Annual Town Meeting will be the following week, on June 8th.
I am including an absentee ballot form for DOWNLOAD since we are encouraging all residents to vote by mail (Absentee Ballot) which will involve some different procedures. If you have more than one voter in your household feel free to make additional copies. If you are unable to make copies and need more forms, please request them from me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 413-339-4091.
Under “An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting From COVID-19,” Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020, the town has adopted local options to extend due dates for real and personal property tax payments and applications for exemptions and a waiver of interest on certain municipal tax and other bills paid by June 30, 2020. See below. Continue reading
View a summary of the press release HERE
HAWLEY SELECT BOARD ORDERS
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) TOWN ELECTION MOVED TO MON. JUNE 1ST /
We are trying to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by delaying the election a month, as allowed by law. Even with this delay, voters are strongly encouraged to vote by absentee ballot to reduce contacts at Town Hall; (an application & instructions to get your absentee ballot is enclosed).
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING MOVED TO MON. JUNE 8TH