For Dalton, it will be two special town meetings in almost as many years. Nearly three years after Dalton voters enacted emergency temporary zoning (ETZ) during a special town meeting in 2019, they will be presented with a proposed permanent zoning ordinance at a second special meeting this June. At the annual town meeting on June 8, 2021 (postponed from the usual month of March because of the COVID-19 pandemic), residents voted 135-130 to extend ETZ for one more year. During the Dalton Planning Board’s meeting on Wednesday, board members discussed the working plan going forward, which could involve one public hearing in April, followed by a posting of the final draft by May 3 (five weeks before the town vote, as required by law) and then the town meeting ballot vote on June 7. As the current draft ordinance advances, planning board chairman Carl Lindquist said it is becoming smaller through a few subtractions and no more additions.