Oh yeah. That was loud.
It’s no wonder Frank Mathieu loved the encampments so much. (See page 12.)
Frank, as you may remember from last week, was a Fairhaven Village Militia member who died a couple of weeks ago.
This weekend’s events included lots of memories of Frank, including that he just plain-old loved the militia, the encampment and the fort.
Maybe that’s why he was able to deliver donuts, yup, donuts and coffee, from the “other side.”
Honest, he did. See page 12. If it’s in the Neighb News, you know it’s true.
The BPW is in the news this week (see page 4). It looks like the remote-vote thing is going to get in front of the Selectboard again. Kathy Sturtevant has pushed the issue again, probably because one of the previous “no” votes is not on the boad anymore. The new Selectboard member supported the concept the last time it came around, when he was a BPW member.
I said it then, and I’ll say it now: It is SOOOO wrong for a board member to be allowed to vote remotely because she wants to spend 1/3 of the year at her vacation home in Florida. Really, if you want to spend four months away, then you shouldn’t be in office here.
The decisions you make, while you are away for four months, will affect the rest of us for the whole 12 months of the year. Not all of us have the luxury of owning a second home, or being able to run off for four months on vacation, or to a rental home, or whatever.
Let someone else have a chance at your position.
And please don’t tell me that you think no one wants to run for your seat. Really, that’s not your decision. Resign and let the chips fall where they may.
As I wrote the last time, the board members were joking around with you about how much snow we had while you were on the phone. Had you been here, in town, they would not have been able to do that.
Remote voting should be used for people who can’t get to a meeting due to a physical disability, or some other issue that makes it hard for them to get to a meeting.
It shouldn’t be used because someone prefers to be gone for a 1/3 of the year, but also prefers to make decisions that affect the whole town.
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