Please be advised that a typographical error occurred in the July 1st tax letter sent out to all Framingham residents/property owners. Contrary to the incorrect date you might have seen mentioned in the Town Manager’s Tax Letter earlier this month, the actual date for the Preliminary Election for the new city government is Tuesday, September 26, 2017. We apologize for any confusion that occurred as a result of this error.
The complete corrected text is as follows:
With adoption of a new city charter this past April, Framingham begins a historic transition from a long standing town form of government to that of a city government with an elected Mayor. The Mayor will replace the 5- member Board of Selectmen and Town Manager as the Chief Executive and an 11-member City Council will replace Town Meeting as the legislative branch. As you are receiving this letter and tax bill, potential candidates are gathering the required number of signatures to run for election as either the Mayor or one of the eleven councilors. Nomination papers are due back to the Town Clerk by July 3, 2017. There will be a preliminary election held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, the purpose of which will be to narrow down the field of candidates for each office. Candidates will square off in the final election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
The new city government will assume office on January 1, 2018. Throughout this time the Town’s existing officials and employees will remain focused on the necessary and essential functions of government to ensure a smooth and consistent transition.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Board of Selectmen’s office at (508) 532-5400. For a printable copy of this statement, please click on the link below...