Do the selectmen actually read things they sign and/or vote on? This is a serious question as I read the two open meeting law violation complaints the board of selectmen filed against the Advisory Committee.
On one complaint, selectmen write/state "Farrell, Bennett and Bartolomeo have had great exposure to the open meeting law. Given this and their lengthy public service, we consider their violation of the statute to be intentional. Given Mr. May's relatively short service, we do not believe his violation to be intentional."
On the second complaint, these same selectmen write/state "The BOS request the resignation of Farrell, Bennett, Bartolomeo and May for their gross negligence and intentional violation of the open meeting law. This recommendation is based off initial response of notification by selectmen Fortes of a complaint by three of the individuals with harassment, threats and intentional disregard of open meeting law and further dissemination of the material being discussed in violation of the open meeting law upon his blog site."
First, I find not such blog and secondly, which is there selectmen, intentional or not? Do you all know what that word means? Ya'll seemed to have strung a bunch or official sounding words together, but did ya'll read them before sending? The selectmen seem to put about as much thought into this subject as they did the FY2017 budget/spending plan.
Oh, selectmen, on your request for my resignation, the answer is NO, as in GTH.
posted by Bennett
Friday, July 21, 2017
Templeton Board of Selectmen & Zoning Board of Appeals Joint Meeting Town Hall, 160 Patriots Road, East Templeton Monday, July 24, 2017, 6:00 p.m. Agenda 1. Call the Meeting to Order 2. Potential Request for Executive Session-M.G.L. c.30A, Sec. 21-3, to discuss strategy with respect to litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares. 3. Adjournment The listing of Agenda items is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent it is permitted by law. THIS AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Templeton Board of Selectmen Town Hall, 160 Patriots Road, East Templeton Monday, July 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m. Agenda 1. Call the Meeting to Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Meeting Minutes~ 5.30.17, 6.27.17, 6.28.17, 6.29.17, 7.10.17 4. New Business: a. Action RE: Presentation of Hometown Hero Award b. Discussion RE: South Road-Joe Dimucci c. Action RE: Waiver of First Refusal-37 Old Mill Lane, DayMill d. Action RE: DPW Bids e. Action RE: IMA/TM Subcommittee f. Action RE: OML Update g. Action RE: Gift to Police Department h. Discussion RE: Monthly Financials (C.Fortes) 5. Old Business: a. Action RE: Town Website Project (C.Fortes) 6. Public Comment 7. Board & Staff Member Comments & Reports 8. Potential Request for Executive Session 9. Adjournment The listing of Agenda items is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent it is permitted by law. THIS AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
posted by Jeff Bennett