Looking down the road a bit, will there be a Templeton crafts fair this year? I mean if selectmen opined due to school construction, the senior mac n cheese festival cannot be on the common, I do not see how the craft fair can be held there.
Again, some good ides,thoughts and discussion on things here, hopefully they are brought to the open forum or sooner. I think the Town needs all the ideas that can be brought forward. I did learn something yesterday while walking around knocking on doors; people do know things are happening, some people wonder if selectmen know there are residents outside of Town hall, people do wonder about the roads, talk of override (s), why is the school hiring another assistant principal, what is the new school going to cost, how much are taxes really going up. Fact is, quite a few people do know things, understand things, but are looking for explanations and information.
If one takes time to leave Town Hall and go out to meet and speak with the people, listen and hear what their concerns are, it may help to create a path to go down and get people involved.
My opinion is, do not say people do not understand, because they do get their tax bill, they drive down the roads, they do read the newspaper, they do talk with other people. The mission should be, perhaps, get these people to town meeting and have a discussion. Perhaps it should not be to see how quickly the meeting can be over, perhaps it should not be how convenient a meeting can be for selectmen, perhaps it should be, how can this meeting benefit residents.
Just a thought or two.