Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Massachusetts General Law - chapter 268A

Section 21A: Members of municipal commission or board; restrictions on appointments to certain positions

Section 21A. Except as hereinafter provided, no member of a municipal commission or board shall be eligible for appointment or election by the members of such commission or board to any office or position under the supervision of such commission or board. No former member of such commission or board shall be so eligible until the expiration of thirty days from the termination of his service as a member of such commission or board.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to a member of a town commission or board, if such appointment or election has first been approved at an annual town meeting of the town.

Keep track of this law, it might be important at Town Meeting.

Is this a problem? Perhaps.

Another director of veterans services:
Sheila will be available by phone 978-894-6971 for calls as needed. 
To email, please click on Director of Veterans Services, Sheila Pelletier's, name at the bottom of the page.

Information for Meeting of Community Veteran's Oversight Board
Tuesday March 20, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

Town:Templeton, MA 
Board:Community Veteran's Oversight Board
Time:Tuesday March 20, 2018 6:30 PM EDT
Location:American Legion Post 373, 3 Central Street Templeton, MA 01468
Not Yet Available
Scheduled By:the automatic scheduling system
Posted At:Feb 21, 2018 5 AM EST
Last Modified:Feb 21, 2018 2:23 PM EST
Mar 21, 2018 - NRSD School Committee


Motion to enter FY19 Preliminary Budget Hearing

Motion to open the FY19 Preliminary Budget Hearing. The FY19 Budget Hearing will be adjourned and the Committee will continue back in open session with their regular School Committee business.

Templeton Board of Selectmen
NRHS KIVA, 464 Baldwinville Road, Baldwinville, MA 01436
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Attend Narragansett Regional School Committee Meeting- General Discussion RE: Budget Hearing and Meeting
Templeton Town Hall - not really ADA compliant.

If you happen to be in a wheel chair, either permanent or temporary, and you go to Templeton Town hall, you find your self in front of a door that you have to roll up to, grab handle and wheel yourself backwards in order to open the door to enter. I believe one item to upgrade is to have bi fold doors with a push device to automatically open doors inward so the person can enter Town Hall safely. I believe those were the type of doors originally recommended when the work on Town Hall began so as to make it ADA compliant. So, "it has a ramp, doors and bathrooms, what else do you want?"

Perhaps, all that is wanted is simple and safe access to a public building, and I do not think that is available right now for everyone.

While it is costly, doing the door (s) over twice, to assist anyone who may require such things to enter a public building, may not only be needed in order for those residents to go to Town Hall, to attend meetings for instance, the door do over might be required to be compliant within the law. It is no different than handicap parking spaces, you know the parking area up front and close to a store's door that are often empty. They are required by law and if it is required by law and it will aid / enable a citizen/ resident / taxpayer to enter Town Hall, then that is it

I recall a comment (s) here on this blog concerning how we treat and take care of seniors, children, etc, speaks to the character of the Town and could be one of many reasons a person or family might choose Templeton as a place to live, I think the same case can be made for how a Town tries to look out for people who may need the extras to take part in the process of Town government.