So who is in charge?
In the first posting of Bait and Switch
Many of the comments on this post raised some interesting points:
Town counsel reviewed the article for the Police station.
Town counsel is NOT bond counsel. Bond counsel is only consulted when the town needs to borrow money. Bond Counsel does NOT usually review warrant articles.
The Capital Planning Bylaw procedure was not followed for the Police Station Project. It is difficult to enforce this bylaw when the Capital Planning Committee can not reach a quorum due to lack of attendance by certain members. The Capital Planning Committee can not function as the Capital By Law intends.
The wording of the Capital Planning By law speaks to intent - "Should " vs "Shall"
Without a bond rating for the Town of Templeton, bond counsel "is not willing to certify to a potential lender that the vote was taken in compliance with the bylaw."
Town counsel reviewed the warrant article for its legality. Bond counsel looks at things differently.
So does the same issue apply to the elementary school building project?
Yes, yes it does.
Is incorrect in that Bond Counsel reviewed the warrant article for the Police station and the elementary school NOT town counsel: