During the May 14 meeting of the board of selectmen, Selectman James Potter presented an original idea that I feel would definitely enhance the performance of the board and contribute to the town’s success.
He sought the approval of the other board members to have the board make a presentation at Town Meeting about the status of the town.
At this year’s Town Meeting, voters approved a $68 million budget. The “Voters Handbook” contained extensive amounts of numeric budget detail. What I missed as a resident was an overview of this Fiscal Year 2020 budget that defined a list of selectmen priorities that justified this $68 million level of spending.
What part of this budget is focused on enhancing the town’s image to possibly attract investors for development or redevelopment efforts? What part of this budget is targeted to improve the quality of life for those of us who live here? How will this improvement be achieved?
I would encourage the current and newly elected board members to support Selectman Potter’s proposal. It would also be helpful if the board reported the results of its annual goals at the end of the fiscal year (June).
How many goals were completed? How many were not completed and why? How does completing these goals positively impact the town?
Richard W. Conron