Town Meeting 2013 - Part 2

Last night's school district meeting went off without a hitch, lasting all of 23 minutes gavel to gavel.

Tonight's town meeting lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes, with almost an hour spent on one warrant article that in the end we hope will go down to defeat.

Our selectmen wanted to change an combined office, that of Town Clerk/Tax Collector, into two separate positions, with the tax collector becoming an appointed position. Unfortunately they didn't check the state statutes before they crafted the warrant article and found out during town meeting that if the positions were separated that the Tax Collector would also have to be elected. Oops.

Best comment about this particular warrant article: “If it ain't broke, don't fix it!”