Well, we lucked out with Irene, but keep your fingers crossed as another storm is sitting out there and could be a problem later in this week.
However, there are things going on in the towns that have gotten comments from several folks on both sides of the issues, so let’s get right to them.
At a recent combined meeting of the selectmen from both towns, . It was discussed by the boards and several selectmen did see that it might work, as now and then items that concern both towns are listed for action at these town meetings.
Now, the boards are asking for input from the town folks on the possibility of having meetings on the same day. The boards will discuss comments and other info pertaining to changing town meetings so they are on the same day.
It was no surprise that as soon this possible change in town meetings was posted on Patch.com, several residents listed the fact that soccer games are held on Saturday and that many adults who supervise the games and support the sport would be unable to either be at games or at Town Meeting.
It appears to come down to the point, that while soccer games are very important and a vital spot for the children of the towns, the running of town business is very important as well. One of the issues that can come up is how to spend funds to improve playing fields for all the sports played in these towns.
It comes down to simply putting aside soccer for a day and being part of voting on how the town business is handled and speaking on issues that affect you and your family.
And do not figure that the seniors of town, who will attend the town meetings, will handle the voting on town issues. One thing to remember here is that there are now more seniors in these towns then there are children in the school system. That could have an effect on how votes on certain items are cast - either for or against.
The comment from one person that soccer schedules are set up by a regional league and not by the local towns should not mean this is something that can’t be changed. Town rules should still take precedent over regional issues.
And I still hearing a lot of comments on the . Right now folks get one barrel a week, but possible plans may change that free unit and have folks buying bags for trash from the town.
I suspect that more meetings are needed to show the town folks just how the new plan can save the town funds. Right now that doesn’t seem to be the plan that most folks are in favor of putting place.
Ok, that is it for this week. Hope the possible storm never makes it here. Bye, bye.