Town meeting is the legislative body and appropriating authority of a town. The appropriating authority approves the annual budget and by this approval of appropriations, authorizes specific expenditures. Town meeting must also approve the issuance of debt and the use of free cash. During the course of the fiscal year, special town meetings may be convened to refine the budget, or transfer funds.
Annual Town Election: First Monday in May
Annual Town Meeting: Tuesday after Memorial Day (usually)