Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BoS Meeting October 2nd 2014

Here is the link on the town website to the video.

4 comments:

Josh Bartlett said...

Regarding the discussion about SB-2:
The contention that the disconnect between the deliberative session and the vote will make the voters less able to understand the question vote is a spurious argument.
Having time to research the facts and discuss the issues is the one of the strengths of SB-2. I, for one, would prefer not to be rushed into a decision.
Another strength of SB-2 is obvious; making our opinion (and vote) in private removes the intimidation and peer pressure that exist at a Public Meeting.
Further, our existing system excludes the folks who cannot attend Town Meeting from having a vote. Those who work on Saturdays, those who are out of Town, and those who cannot sit through a 6 1/2 hour meeting are excluded.
SB-2 allows all our citizen registered voters to have a voice by allowing a secret ballot either in person at the polls, or by absentee.

Josh Bartlett said...

Regarding the discussion about SB-2:
The contention that the disconnect between the deliberative session and the vote will make the voters less able to understand the question vote is a spurious argument.
Having time to research the facts and discuss the issues is the one of the strengths of SB-2. I, for one, would prefer not to be rushed into a decision.
Another strength of SB-2 is obvious; making our opinion (and vote) in private removes the intimidation and peer pressure that exist at a Public Meeting.
Further, our existing system excludes the folks who cannot attend Town Meeting from having a vote. Those who work on Saturdays, those who are out of Town, and those who cannot sit through a 6 1/2 hour meeting are excluded.
SB-2 allows those folks to have a voice by allowing a secret ballot either in person at the polls, or by absentee.

Anonymous said...

Need a 91a Meeting here, to chastise the behavior of one member of the BOS who went far out of bounds with a rant against the ABC. Wonder why we can not get volunteers ? This is a prime example.
Sorry the chair was not there for this. He would have taken away his soapbox. It is not right to allow this.

Anonymous said...

If the chair wasn't there, it was up to all the board members present to stop the person ranting in his tracks. Only one member came to her defense, and that is appalling. As you said, it's no wonder that we have such a shortage of capable volunteers.