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RULES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE APPLICABLE IN CIVIL ACTIONS

CIVIL RULES 1 TO 54

IX.  PROVISIONAL AND FINAL REMEDIES

Rule 53. Special School and Town Meetings

All Complaints requesting permission to hold special school district or town meetings must set forth the facts alleged to create an emergency requiring an immediate expenditure of money and also the specific articles to be inserted in the warrant in the event such permission is granted.

Sample Decrees are set forth below:

DECREE FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

The above entitled Complaint came before the Court for hearing and the Court, having considered the evidence, finds that an emergency has arisen in the Town of ____________ which may require an immediate expenditure of money.

It is hereby ordered, adjudged and decreed that the Selectmen of the Town of _____________ are hereby authorized to hold a Special Town Meeting (insert time and place of meeting), for the purpose of acting upon the article(s) set forth in the accompanying petition, and the Special Town Meeting shall have the same authority as that of an annual Town Meeting.

The above approval is conditioned upon compliance with all statutory requirements relating to posting and notice which control such a Special Meeting.

This decree is made solely for the purpose of permitting the Special Town Meeting to be held, and it is not to be construed nor interpreted in any other manner nor for any other purpose whatsoever.

DECREE FOR SPECIAL SCHOOL MEETING

The above entitled Complaint came before the Court for hearing and the Court, having considered the evidence, finds that an emergency has arisen within The ____________ School District which may require an immediate expenditure of money.

It is hereby ordered, adjudged and decreed that the said School District is authorized to hold a Special School District Meeting (insert time and place of meeting), for the purpose of acting upon the article(s) set forth in the accompanying petition, and the School District Meeting shall have the same authority as that of an annual School District Meeting.

The above approval is conditioned upon compliance with all statutory requirements relating to posting and notice which control such a Special Meeting.

This decree is made solely for the purpose of permitting the Special Meeting to be held, and it is not to be construed nor interpreted in any other manner nor for any other purpose whatsoever.


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