Letter to the Editor: Let the People Decide at Town Meeting

Letter writer Bruce Wadleigh of Hamilton says that voters should be able to decide at next spring's Annual Town Meeting whether the new trash collection plan should be put in place or not.

To the editor:

I sure didn't like what (at the Hamilton Board of Selectmen meeting). Everyone that I have talked to about the subject (trash disposal) wants to have the vote on it at the Town Meeting next spring in both towns.

No one thinks that it should only be decided by the selectmen, town manager and administrator in both towns. It is a big change to go to one barrel every other week and most people don't know how they will be able to do it without being forced to buy those damn bags at yet another expense.

The program we currently have has been in effect for about four years and we have yet to see any reduction in our taxes and now they are saying that they want to force us to change our behavior. Who the hell do they think they are ?

I have been very conscientious in recycling per their instructions and always have one barrel to put out every week of non-recycle material. Enough is Enough!

Let the people decide at a Town Meeting next spring. People should call or e-mail the and the Selectmen to let them know what they think and they should do it very soon.


Bruce Wadleigh


Michelle Bailey October 04, 2011 at 08:28 PM
Hamilton, Mike Lombardo, 979-468-5572, mlombardo@hamiltonma.gov BOS Chair, Jen Scuteri, jscuteri@hamiltonma.gov Wenham , Jeff Chelgren, 978-468-5520 ext. 2, jchelgren@wenhamma.gov BOS Chair, Molly Martins, mmartins@wenhamma.gov Ms. Scuteri and Ms. Martins home phone numbers are in the Green HW Phonebook by the League of Women Voters should you choose to call them.
Tim October 04, 2011 at 09:22 PM
Whether you agree with the plan or not, I just cant see how this shouldnt be left up to the people to decide


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