Annual Town Meeting

Annual Town Meeting is held in June at Smith Hokanson Memorial Hall (Vinalhaven School Auditorium).
Attending Annual Town Meeting – General Guidelines
The moderator
  1. Has the right to set a time limit for comments
  2. Will not entertain public comment about specific individuals
If you wish to speak
  1. Wait until the Moderator has opened the floor to public comments.
  2. When the Moderator has recognized you, be prepared to state your business in a brief and concise manner.  Stand, state your name for the record, the agenda item and nature of your business.
Expectations of the speaker
  • Please refrain from discussion on the article if you have a conflict of interest in any article.
  • During a Public Meeting, only the subject matter can be discussed.
  • Comments should always be courteous.
  • Personal and accusatory comments are out of order.
  • Profanity, disorderly language or gestures at meetings are prohibited.
  • At no time will the public be allowed to argue, debate or introduce a topic that is not on the agenda.
  • During discussion, the audience shall not disturb the proceedings by whispering, talking or other distractions.
Casting your vote
  • You will indicate your position by raising your hand upon request from the moderator
  • Keep your hand up until it is indicated that it may be lowered
Please Direct Town Meeting questions to either Town Clerk, Darlene Candage (207) 863-4343
or Interim Town Manager, Marjorie Strattton (207) 863-2042