"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
Alexander Hamilton

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Summer meeting? $$$

An email floating around notwithstanding, a petition for a special town meeting, cannot require the BoS to warn the meeting at any particular time. The petition asks that the meeting be held in the summer , but the only requirement in the RSA is that if it is a valid petition, the BoS must warn the meeting unless the annual Town meeting is less than 60 days away at which point the petitioned articles would be added to the Town meeting warrant. That doesn't mean that we wouldn't hold the meeting in the summer should this ill  advised petition ever come to fruition. The pertinent RSA does not say when the meeting must be called. 

Once again, this petition seek to overturn and ignore the years of planning and hard work of many town volunteers and employees and has the potential to cost taxpayers millions of dollars in construction cost and potential lost revenue. 
Just say no.