Are Ayer Town

There are 10 comments on the Nashoba Publishing story from Oct 15, 2010, titled Are Ayer Town. In it, Nashoba Publishing reports that:

On Oct. 5 Ayer selectmen worked to finalize the Oct. 25 Fall Town Meeting warrant.

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Frank

Hudson, MA

#1 Oct 15, 2010
Pretty soon mccreary will have us all on stage holding hands and singing . Grow up this is the United States of America . These town meeting have been going fine for years and now you want to change them . I think she made it up .
Ayer Comments

United States

#2 Oct 16, 2010
McCreary has no idea why most of municipal government exists and would just as soon do away with it in favor of her preferred method: "just trust us".
Translation: opposing views should just keep quiet or even better, go away
Old Townie

Hudson, MA

#3 Oct 16, 2010
There is nothing wrong with the way Town Meeting works now. What the heck is she thinking? They are not supposed to be a touchy-feely hug-fest, this is the time when differing opinions on many important matters are aired, and MANY different opinions are voiced. The moderator does a good job of keeping order, and as much as I hate to agree with him, Fay is right with the Roberts Rule Of Order outline for public meetings. Grow up, this is REAL PEOPLE voicing their thoughts on important matters to them.
Bacon Hill

Hudson, MA

#4 Oct 16, 2010
The solution is to do away with Town Meetings altogether.
Pauline Conley

United States

#5 Oct 17, 2010
Bacon Hill wrote:
The solution is to do away with Town Meetings altogether.
Bacon, what would replace it? Town Meeting is the legislative body of the town
Bacon Hill

Hudson, MA

#6 Oct 17, 2010
You can replace the meeting with a mayor and town council form of government. We essentially have that now, at least it is run that way.
William

Hudson, MA

#7 Oct 18, 2010
The thing to do is get rid of the lady selectman . She is out of control . No common sense .
Curiouser

Livingston, NJ

#8 Oct 19, 2010
Bacon Hill wrote:
You can replace the meeting with a mayor and town council form of government. We essentially have that now, at least it is run that way.
A mayor/council form of government can only be implemented in municipalities of a certain popualtion size. Any change to the form of government used must be approved by town meeting
Interested

Taunton, MA

#9 Oct 19, 2010
I wouldn't characterize Ayer's town meetings as uncivilized, although there does sometimes appear to be some bullying, but it is clear that too often the question is called to vote sooner than it should be. Yes, it gets long, but this is about the only forum residents have to speak.
buckle up

Worcester, MA

#10 Oct 21, 2010
ayer town meeting is this monday night at 7 at the high school

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