By Beth David, Editor
Acushnet could not hold its Special Town Meeting as planned on Monday, 11/14, due to lack of a quorum. Town Meeting requires 75 registered voters, but only 49 showed up.
Town Moderator Robert Francis waited until about 7:30 before cancelling the meeting. The new date is Monday, 11/21, at 7:15 at the elementary school. Town Meeting is usually held at Ford Middle School, but there is an event scheduled there that night. The elementary school is just across the parking lot on the north side of the building.
Mr. Francis told everyone he appreciated that they showed up, then he made a plea for them to come back on 11/21 and: “Bring a friend.”
The town will execute a reverse 911 call to remind people. Any registered voter in Acushnet is allowed to vote at town meeting.
The warrant has 21 articles with nearly $500,000 in spending to be decided.
One article will ask for permission to change the town charter to eliminate the residency requirement for Town Administrator. The Selectboard hired Brian Noble last week. He is not a town resident. The state legislature must vote on changes to the town charter.
Mr. Noble did attend the meeting on Monday, along with interim TA Kevin Paicos.
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