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I Agree With Her

Monday, June 15th, 2009

At the last BOS meeting Selectman Sheridan pondered why the BOS was taking it’s stipend back. She said it should be used to help the Council on Aging. (I agree and my solution would have been to split it between the COA and the Library). I realize that to hold the office you need to be considered a town employee thereby you must accept pay, so how about a dollar a year?

I would surmise that it was Selectman Haley or LeBlanc that negotiated for adding this money back into the budget as they were the BOS bugdet Sub-Committee representatives. Selectman Haley is quoted as saying “The feeling was the selectmen should not work for nothing.” Once again we have a lack of leadership on the part of the BOS.  In these terrible fiscal times we need leadership by example, we didn’t get it.

Although Selectwoman Sheridan rightly questioned it the vote was 4-0 to approve the budget. (Not sure who was absent that night). I remember when I first ran for Selectman I didn’t even realize that you got paid. No one does this for the money or at least thats what I thought.

Here’s the newspaper account:

http://www.telegram.com/article/20090612/COULTER01/906120575/1189/coulter01