If you are a regular at the Clinton Board of Selectmen meetings, you most likely have memorized the schedule: the first and third Wednesdays of the month the five-member board meets at 8am - all other Wednesdays they meet at 7pm.
That schedule is changing for 2012.
At their recent meeting, the board discussed the fact that the evening meetings draw a larger crowd - most likely due to the fact that folks at work would find it difficult to make and or stay for an 8am meeting.
"I prefer evening meetings as there is more input from residents," said Selectman Carol Walter.
After tossing around the idea of where to delete one of the 8am meetings, it was decided and approved that the third Wednesday of the month would be the 8am meeting.
The only exception to this is next week's meeting on January 4. That meeting will be held at 8am because when the 2011 calendar was officially posted last year it posted that particular meeting at 8am. Changes to the time of the meeting would require it to be held as a special meeting.
The schedule for 2012 is as follows:
First Wednesday of the month: 7pm meeting (with the exception of Jan. 4)
Second Wednesday of the month: 7pm meeting
Third Wednesday of the month: 8am morning meeting
Fourth Wednesday of the month: 7pm meeting
Fifth Wednesday of the month: 7pm meeting
A .pdf file of the 2012 meeting calendar is attached to this article.
The Board of Selectmen meet in the at . All are welcome to attend. If the meeting has a "executive session," the public is asked to leave the meeting during that time.
At the start of the meeting, there is a "visitors" time for anyone to ask a question. If your matter is more involved or requires a presentation to the board, you would be well-advised to call the first selectman's office first and get on an upcoming agenda.
The board's agendas and minutes from past meetings are available on the town's website.