How many residents of Bourne think of the venerable and archaic Town Meeting as the single legislative process responsible for creating law, bylaws and ordinances? I can tell you that all those responsible for running Town Meetings are aware of the importance and impact of budgets and warrant articles as they are randomly drawn for debate.

The recent past Town Meeting was notable for the absence of a fair and balanced allotment of time by the moderator for both sides of the question of withdrawal from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, which has been predictable recently.

What was also stunningly absent was an explanation by the town legal geniuses how it is possible for an advisory opinion to conclude that it’s a fiscally prudent move to enter into an agreement with the MBTA, a publicly recorded corrupt organization, that is allegedly impossible to exit from.

In other words, the Town of Bourne has been legally obligated to a never-ending tax obligation to fund the MBTA for absolutely nothing in return forever. Are you kidding me?

If this is not grounds for and/or proof positive for either an indictment or dismissal for just cause of the town counsel, I don’t know what is. You can’t fix stupid.

Don C. Hayward

County Road


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