Sunday, July 8, 2018

Templeton Town website,
meeting calendar, Board of Selectmen meeting;
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 6:30 P.M.

5b Joint Meeting w/Housing Authority RE: Appoint Candidate to Housing Authority through the May 2019 election

5b - This opening has been posted on the website for two weeks. One candidate, John Columbus, has submitted an application.


from the Templeton Town website;

The Templeton Housing Authority is part of an independent State agency that is not governed by the Town of Templeton. As a public service and resource for the residents of Templeton, the Town has included this page on our website. 

The office is located at 99 Bridge Street, Baldwinville, MA  01436.
Regular Office Telephone Number: 978-939-2374

Massachusetts General Law, chapter 41.
Section 11: Appointment to fill vacancy in town office

Section 11. As used in this section, the term ''vacancy'' includes a failure to elect. If a vacancy occurs in any town office, other than the office of selectman, town clerk, treasurer, collector of taxes or auditor, the selectmen shall in writing appoint a person to fill such vacancy. If there is a vacancy in a board consisting of two or more members, except a board whose members have been elected by proportional representation under chapter fifty-four A, the remaining members shall give written notice thereof, within one month of said vacancy, to the selectmen, who, with the remaining member or members of such board, shall, after one week's notice, fill such vacancy by roll call vote. The selectmen shall fill such vacancy if such board fails to give said notice within the time herein specified. A majority of the votes of the officers entitled to vote shall be necessary to such election. The person so appointed or elected shall be a registered voter of the town and shall perform the duties of the office until the next annual meeting or until another is qualified.


Section 20: Selectmen; duties and oath; penalty

Section 20. Selectmen shall, upon the receipt and approval of the bond of a collector of taxes or treasurer, give written notice thereof to the assessors. The selectmen shall be assessors of taxes in towns which have not authorized the election of such officers; and before acting as assessors they shall take the oath required of assessors. A person elected a selectman who enters upon the performance of his duties before taking the oath of office shall forfeit not more than one hundred dollars.

Section 21: Authorization for selectmen to act as or appoint other town officers

Section 21. By vote of a town meeting called for the purpose in any town at least sixty days before an annual meeting, or upon request by petition of ten per cent of the qualified voters of any town filed with the selectmen thereof at least sixty days before an annual town meeting, asking that the selectmen act as a water and sewer board, water commissioners, water and municipal light commissioners, municipal light board, sewer commissioners, park commissioners, board of public works, board of health, assessors, or commission of public safety, or perform the duties of such boards or officers or any of them or that cemetery commissioners, assessors, a superintendent of streets, a chief of the police and fire departments or board of health be thereafter appointed by the selectmen, the selectmen of such town shall include in the warrant for such annual meeting for submission to the voters such question or questions in the following form, to be placed on the official ballot in towns using such ballot:?
Shall the town vote to have its selectmen act as _______?
Shall the town vote to have its selectmen appoint _______?
If a town, in which the selectmen are elected for terms of one year, shall vote in accordance with this section that its selectmen shall act as or perform the duties of any of the aforesaid boards or officers, it shall, at the next annual meeting, elect one selectman for one year, one for two years and one for three years, or, if five are to be elected, one for one year, two for two years and two for three years, and thereafter in either event shall elect them for terms of three years. Upon the election and qualification of the selectmen at such next annual meeting, and upon the appointment and qualification by oath of the officers herein authorized to perform the duties of any existing town board or officer, the term of office of such existing board or officer shall thereupon terminate, and all the duties, powers and obligations of said boards and officers shall be transferred to and imposed upon their successors.

31 comments:

  1. Will this salad last until the Mac & Cheese Festival on July 14th?

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  2. No ! Well maybe ?? But thaanks for the bump ! Templeton Mac n Cheese this Saturday !! Templeton Common ! support your Seniors ! And community! * support meals on wheels too

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    1. Well, if this salad lasts several days, my guess is that by the 14th, it may not be much good ! I sure hope that advertisement in the Gardner News did not cost to much in $ and lost business. Maybe if we pay people more it will make them smarter ! You just can't make this stuff up !

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    2. Back to the topic at the start of this blog. I heard Mr. Columbus is living in Bridge Street now. I sure hope he is not planning to be on the board at the place he is living. Wouldn't that be a conflict of interest ? How can you govern in the same place you live and be fair to everyone ? Remember this is the same man who had to approve telling the residents of this town they had failed to fund the schools adequately, when this was not true at all. Think about it !

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    3. Why is that a conflict ? Please site the rule . Thanks

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    4. Googled it !
      Properly stored, macaroni salad will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
      How long can macaroni salad be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; macaroni salad should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.

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  3. Bev Bart not sure if you are aware or not ... but refrigerators keep things cool and edible for a few days now. Even Ice Boxes did back in the day ( I remember those fondly ) . The Iceman and all .
    Its disheartening to read that all you can think about is how much an add in the Gardner News ( that you poo poo ) is costing the town. How much is your access to the towns finances costing the town taxpayer and is any use being done with that 1000+ ?
    Just wondering .

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  4. FYI : https://www.mass.gov/report-elder-abuse

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  5. The salad content may have to be tossed; improper content for the post. Pretty sure a resident can fill in for an open spot on the housing authority, as for it being in the wheel house of the selectmen? Perhaps not.

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    1. What is he point of your post this time? As you “ are pretty sure “ and “ perhaps not “ all in the same response. #macsalad

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  6. Thats sad ... about the recipe - most bennifical post on this blog ever.

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  7. Point of the post; information, that may give people incentive to check on the selectmen.
    As for the recipe being best post ever, that is your opinion and like a backside, everyone has one. But this is not the food network and you can always get your own show.

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  8. What’s the point about the selectmen ? Thanks !

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  9. I did Bev ! Thanks :) you should let your anger go it is counter productive and frankly beneath you.

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  10. Anger ? What anger ? Not me ! Actually I find your foolishness humorous to a point ! If I was angry, trust me, you would know it !

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  11. Ok ... good to know . I just detect ( like you with my humor ) an anger and bitterness in your posts. It is for me quite transparent.

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  12. This is the agenda item I'm interested in:

    8. Potential Request for Executive Session per MGL Ch. 30; §21.2, contract negotiations with non-union personnel (Town Administrator)

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  13. Other than the fact that you have called for his firing I beiieve why is #8 a concern ? Are not all contract negations done in Executive Sessions ?

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    1. As I said above:

      Bob M12:45 PM
      This is the agenda item I'm "interested" in:

      8. Potential Request for Executive Session per MGL Ch. 30; §21.2, contract negotiations with non-union personnel (Town Administrator).


      Justsmartenuff, Maybe read the actual words printed rather than the made up conflict in your head. Justathawt!

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  14. What’s the conflict ? I just asked why you are interested in it . Why the hatefulness ?

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    1. You have the conflict not me. I said "interested in" you change it to "concern" which is your conflicted self overloading with anger..........

      Read the words.............

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    2. Clearly Bob M is right. But angry non the less.

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    3. Clearly Justsmartenuff, isn't!

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    1. I thought weed was supposed to mello one out Bob M .

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  16. Up and coming events ... Don’t forget to go to the Mac n Cheese Festival it’s this Saturday 10-4p good to get out enjoy the day , see your neighbors and support a great community event which supports the Seniors . thanks !

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    1. How much support to our seniors does this mac festival generate on an yearly basis or are you just assuming?

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  17. Contract discussion generally done in executive session but they could be done in open session if the selectmen wanted to

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  18. Give an example of a town doing that. In fact did you do that when you were the BOS chair ? Or did you make a comment in the record to request that ?

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