Moderator Authority

Moderator Authority

Town Moderator is an elected position. The moderator presides over the town meetings, regulates the business thereof, decides questions of order, makes a public declaration of every vote passed, and may prescribe rules of proceeding; but such rules may be altered by the town.

In the event a weather emergency occurs on or before the date of a deliberative session or voting day of a meeting in a town, which the moderator reasonably believes may cause the roads to be hazardous or unsafe, the moderator may, up to 2 hours prior to the scheduled session, postpone and reschedule the deliberative session or voting day of the meeting to another reasonable date, place, and time certain. The date originally scheduled shall continue to be deemed the deliberative session or voting day of the meeting for purposes of satisfying statutory meeting date requirements; provided, that in towns or districts that have adopted RSA 40:13, the postponement shall not delay the deliberative session more than 72 hours. The moderator will employ whatever means are available to inform citizens of the postponement and the rescheduled deliberative session or voting day.