By Paul Punturieri. "A local blog with news, events and things that matter to all citizens of Moultonboro"
"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
Scott's Police Chief experience will probably be welcomed.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2a-_qwMZXw
What a coincidence, New Durham's the town Carter Terinzini is serving as interim Town Administrator.
Poof! Instant improvement
I feel sorry for the taxpayers of New Durham.
In light of Scott Kinmond's resignation, I would like to see an administrative reform by having the position of Road Agent become a non-elected position, but rather an appointed one that reports to the BoS. It seems that the BoS are the elected officials who run the Town wit a Town Administrator to assist them, that the care of our roads should be their responsibility. While the last two road agents have done an exemplary job, nonetheless, having the road agents an independently elected official who does not report to the BoS seems odd. Our "executive" BoS should take responsibility and complaints relating to road maintenance should be directed to the BoS. After all we don't elect our Town Administrator, Police Chief and most other Town officials except for the Town Clerk and Tax Collector. Under the applicable RSA's this position could be changed to an appointed position after approval by the Town's voters.Time for a Change.
Being an "elected official" the road agent's (RA) job is ON THE LINE every year they have to be re-elected. The RA does report to the selectmen for their budget. They (BoS) have hold of the purse strings and can make that job tough if he/she is not doing what they're elected to. He/she needs the support of the constituents every re-election or they are out of a job. Having the public works (appointed) tied into the RA (elected) makes for some confusion. But electing the RA's part is the best we can get. Direct responsibility to the public they serve. Appointments can go awry fast and it might take years to correct it... The last TA is a splendid example of that. Try calling the RA at 3 AM when your road is full snow and you have to get out, if the only ones they have to please are the BoS members who appointed him/her. The phone will be shut off. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
Well, like my mother used to tell me, If you have nothing nice to say.....
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