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BROOKLINE TOWN MODERATOR
SECOND DECLARATION OF RECESS AND CONTINUANCE OF
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
This Second Declaration of Recess and Continuance of the Brookline 2020 Annual Town
Meeting is issued pursuant to the authority vested in the Town Moderator by the provisions of
G.L., c. 39, s.10A, and is supplemental to the original such Declaration dated as of April 14,
2020. Based on the continuing public health and safety emergency currently affecting the
Commonwealth and this community, I hereby provide notice to the Town of Brookline that I
have determined it to be in the public’s interest, due to the continuing public health and safety
risks posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), to recess and continue the 2020 Annual Town
Meeting once again from June 17, 2020, the date to which it was continued pursuant to the
aforesaid original Declaration, to June 23, 2020, at 7:00 PM at the Brookline High School
I issue this Second Declaration after careful deliberation about the continuing rapid spread of the
disease, lack of effective containment, and risk to vulnerable populations inherent in public
gatherings at this time. In issuing this Second Declaration, I have taken into account ongoing
orders and recommendations of the Governor, among others, restricting large gatherings and
various public functions and the declaration of a State of Emergency in the Commonwealth, have
consulted once again with the Brookline Director of Health and Human Services and the Select
Board, and have taken into account the important role of Town Meeting as the legislative body
of the Town and my obligation to ensure that all who wish to participate are able to do so safely.
The Annual Town Meeting that will convene on June 23, 2020 will be held virtually, with
remote electronic or telephonic participation by practically all Town Meeting Members and
others participating in the meeting, so that the health and safety of such participants will be
Please contact me with any questions at (617) 738-6609 or by email at email@example.com.
/s/ Edward N. Gadsby, Jr. May 21, 2020
Brookline Town Moderator