Sandwich Town Meeting November 28, 2019

Jacob Swanson speaks to fellow voters at Sandwich Town Meeting about an article on the warrant that asks voters to ban the sale of single-use plastic water bottles from town in this Enterprise file photograph from 2019.

Will Sandwich continue to hold open Town Meetings, or does a representative Town Meeting make more sense for a town that has grown exponentially in the last few decades?

This is one of the questions that the charter review committee will be trying to answer in the coming months, and it was the main topic of conversation at the group’s most-recent meeting on Monday, August 1.

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Steve29

Why not a proposal to change from a Select Board with a Town Manager to a Mayor and Council?

Works for a lot of cities and towns? Could it work here in Sandwich?

I love the logic: Only 4% of the voters show up, so let's propose to cut that number by electing town meeting members. That makes sense.

When a relative of mine, in another town, was elected a town meeting member, (while also having a high paying job with the town), he immediately started getting "requests for his vote". To paraphrase Tip O'Neil: All lobbying is local.

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