Select Board July 18 short one member and a Temporary Town Manager
Last night at just after 11:30 PM -- five hours into their meeting -- with nobody left in the audience the Select Board, after only five minutes of discussion, unanimously voted to support a controversial November 8 ballot question.
No, not the recreational marijuana question ... but it does make me wonder what they were smoking during that five minute break earlier in the meeting.
Just as they spent maybe five minutes discussing it back on July 18th when they unanimously voted to place it on the ballot.
Thus the Select Board has graphically demonstrated their true believer naïveté by cheerleading the $65 million Debt Exclusion for the new Mega School.
If passed the town portion (about 50%) to finance that shiny new building will come to over $300 per year for the median value home in Amherst, where our tax rate is already top ten in the state.
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But I'm sure the Select Board will spend lots more time explaining their vote over the next six weeks than they took coming to it in the first place.