The annual October Special Town Meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Monday in the Town Hall auditorium, 35 Central St. Voters will be asked to consider 24 articles. Among the proposals to be considered is an article that would enact a bylaw enabling the Stoneham Police Department to conduct state and federal fingerprint-based criminal history checks for individuals applying for the following licenses: solicitors and canvassers; ice cream truck vendor; dealers in second-hand articles; and pawn dealers. Other articles seek funding to hire part-time help at Lindenwood Cemetery, and pay prior year medical bills for retired police officers and firefighters injured in the line of duty. To view the warrant, visit www.stoneham-ma.gov and click on the link to the Special Town Meeting from the home page.