And she better get used to it. Anybody with an issue they feel strongly about (and in Amherst that about describes EVERYBODY) where the Select board votes 3-2 and Anne Awad is the deciding vote, will be sorely tempted to take the matter to court.
UPDATE: Wednesday morning:
In a message dated 5/13/08 10:01:01 PM, Amherst AC writes:
To: Town Manager, Larry Shaffer
From: Larry Kelley, Amherst Town Meeting
Could I please get the written opinion of the town attorney (as mentioned on the floor of Town Meeting on Monday night) concerning Select board member Anne Awad buying a home in South Hadley with her husband declaring it a Homestead Estate and the legality of them staying on as Amherst town officials?
In a message dated 5/14/08 8:43:03 AM, ShafferL@amherstma.gov writes:
There is no written opinion on that topic. I asked for the Town Counsel’s opinion on residency verbally and received the reply verbally.
In a message dated 5/14/08 8:53:31 AM, Amherst AC writes:
Thanks, I kinda figured that.