Town government at it again

Town government at it again

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Since: Jun 10

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#1 Jul 8, 2010
The Board of Selectmen decided at the end of a meeting yesterday to seal the minutes of a public meeting the day before. What the heck? The meeting was not about a specific employee, a court case or anything else that would allow them by law to seal the minutes. I think EVERYONE should ask for the minutes of the 7/6/10 meeting by Freedom of Information request. We have the right to know how our town government is running our town. Where is the accountability for our tax dollars?
Arijana

Castleton On Hudson, NY

#2 Jul 8, 2010
I don't like the idea of sealed minutes either. It just looks like you've got something worth hiding and that you're doing something illegal. I want to know what goes on in this town since I live here, pay taxes and if they expect me to pay 18-20% more for the taxes when they raise the rates, then they should be smart enough to figure out that this will just piss a lot of people here off. I mean really? Don't they have something better and more productive to do then sit around and say 'I guess we should keep our meetings secret". Brilliant way to spend hard working people's tax dollars.
Lost and not found

Northbridge, MA

#3 Jul 9, 2010
If a motion was made to go into non public session, and no decisions were made, then the minutes can be sealed. However, they are limited on issues to discuss in non public session, such as personnel or legal matters, etc...
one-ans

Stockton, CA

#4 Jul 10, 2010
If the people are upset about their Town Government, perhaps Topix won't make any difference.

Perhaps by indundating the concerns by the writings of the concerns and sending "return
receipt".(To both Town/State)
The "Government" is still of, by, for the people.

We pay for our Government. They should EARN it.
curious

Castleton On Hudson, NY

#5 Aug 7, 2010
Those minutes are now unsealed and on the town web page. Makes interesting reading.

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