Do Templeton selectmen read and understand what is put in front of them? Do they understand everything that is asked of them?
On page 73 of the spending plan binders, an explanation in detail, of what is planned for purchase of service; Town Clerk, for the fiscal year 2019. One item listed is General Code - Codification @ $3,998.00. There is a notation showing this is year 3 of a 3 year contract with a further annual $1,195.00 fee for FY 2020 and thereafter.
So why would the selectmen tell people at annual town meeting that only $100.00 to no more than $1,000.00 was spent on codification?
So, did the selectmen lie to the Annual Town Meeting or did they really not know how much they agreed to spend on a contract they signed? It was nice of the Town Administrator to take the blame, but he did not sign the warrant for town meeting.