Town Meeting and Special Town Meeting

On October 27, 2022, the Office of the Attorney General approved the 2022 Annual Town Meeting Article 40, Zoning Bylaw Amendments to establish regulations for Commercial Gun Shops.

On July 29, 2022, the Office of the Attorney General approved the 2022 Annual Town Meeting Articles, 32, 36, 38 and 39. Article 40 is pending.

On June 30, 2022, the Office of the Attorney General approved the 2022 Annual Town Meeting Articles 9, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 37, 41, 42, and 43.

All approved Zoning Bylaw articles are effective as of the vote date pending claims of invalidity.

All approved Town Bylaw articles are effective as the date of the publication notice.

AG StatusVote DateArticleSummary
Approved3/29/20229Revise Revolving Funds, set amounts for the year
Approved4/5/202228Amend Article 49 to Allow Service and Consumption of Alcohol on Sidewalks/Rights of Way in Commercial Districts
Approved4/5/202229Amend Climate Action Committee Staff Reporting Structure
Approved3/28/202230Amend Article 39 - Wellesley Housing Authority Board Composition
Approved4/5/202231Amend Article 52 - Fine for Instructors who use Town Resources for Private Gain
Approved4/5/202233Amend Flood Plain or Watershed Protection Districts 
Approved3/28/202234Amend Definition of Child Care Facility
Approved4/5/202235Amend Definition and References to Town House
Approved4/11/202237Amend Zoning Map: 219 Washington and 229 Washington to General Residence
Approved4/11/202241Amend Outdoor Lighting Bylaw
Approved3/28/202242Amend Sign Bylaw
Approved3/28/202243Zoning Bylaw Reorganization
Approved4/5/202232Amend Article 19 - Select Board Administrative Actions
Approved4/5/202236Amend General Residence District
Approved4/11/202238.1Amend PSI, DRB, and Setbacks to add Sustainability Provisions
Approved4/11/202238.3Amend PSI, DRB, and Setbacks to add Sustainability Provisions - Design Review Standards
Approved4/11/202238.4Amend PSI, DRB, and Setbacks to add Sustainability Provisions - Heat Pumps
Approved4/12/202239Add New Accessory Dwelling Unit Provision
Approved4/11/202240Restrict Commercial Gun Shops

Annual Town Meeting 

Wellesley's 2022 Annual Town Meeting took place March 28 and 29, April 4 5, 11, 12 and April 25 via the Zoom videoconferencing platform.  See the 2022 Annual Town Meeting Update and Results webpage for more information.

A Special Town Meeting was held within the 2022 Annual Town Meeting April 11, 2022. See the Special Town Meeting webpage for more information. 

If additional Special Town Meetings are required, these dates will be determined by the Select Board. Notifications are posted at Town Hall, at the Wellesley Police Department, and on the Town of Wellesley website.  

Annual Town Meeting Materials