North Andover

Town Meeting to address 34 articles

The annual Town Meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school auditorium, 430 Osgood St. Voters will be asked to consider 34 articles, from a proposed spending plan for the town of nearly $84.3 million for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1, to an article that would create a bylaw allowing the Board of Selectmen to set rules and regulations governing the retail sale of food and beverages by individuals who are not otherwise licensed as a common victualler, such as mobile food trucks and hot dog/sausage stands. Other issues to be considered at Town Meeting include a proposal to allow the keeping of backyard hens and two separate moratoriums — one on the installation of wind energy systems, the other on medical marijuana treatment facilities. To view the warrant for the upcoming Town Meeting, visit and click on the link to the “Annual Town Meeting & Election Documents” from the homepage.