In the ninth and final session of Town Meeting, which opened May 7 and closed on June 13, members approved an amendment to the town code that requires selectmen to allow the public to have its say at each regular meeting. The measure passed unanimously. Precinct 4 member Roberta Camacho petitioned for the amendment after selectmen chairman John Stagnone temporarily discontinued the practice for a few weeks last year. According to the petition, selectmen will be required to provide for a 15-minute period of public comment at all regular meetings. The amendment allows selectmen to set rules governing the comment period without negating its intent. The bylaw change must be approved by the state attorney general’s office before it takes effect. Stagnone said he took the public comment period off the selectmen’s agenda because he was concerned, at the time, the board might be considered in violation of the Open Meeting Law. After consulting town counsel about the practice, he restored the public comment period to the agenda a few weeks later.