Bob MMay 8, 2017 at 9:51 AM
OK, this might not be the place for this comment, but I'm sick and tired of the lies perpetrated by our administration.
I was reading through the ATM Warrant and noticed something that was out of line with what I heard at the Audit presentation. I looked it up and , well, here are the results.
Article III of the Warrant states at the bottom:
"Submitted by the board of selectman for the board of assessors as recommended by the town auditors"
Article III set to establish a $5,000 exemption from personal property tax.
Now the Auditors Management letter says: "We recommend blah,blah,blah that ATM ask to exempt up to $10,000."
This appears to be purposely deceiving the ATM voters and I'm sick of this shit! The auditors did not recommend exempting $5,000. This type of bullshit should be criminal! We have Town administrators out and out lying to the citizens.
As I have time I'm going to review all the articles and look for contradictions by our administration. This type of thing would be a firing offense. It states right on the management letter that the "board" picked the $5,000 number because they thought it was "politically feasible" to get past the voters at town meeting, really?
We hire professionals, pay them thousands and our "board" just says.......nah, we need to be in charge.............
Bob MMay 8, 2017 at 10:28 AM
I find it pathetic that we are now writing in sloppiness into our town bylaws.
Article XlII seems to make it the job of the Capital Planning Committee to jump if our town departments don't do their job efficiently.
Our BOS like the head of any dysfunctional family is trying to take away the responsibility of our town departments to do their job correctly. If they dont follow the by-laws its now put upon the CPC to jump, have a meeting and review the slop.
Why have rules if we make new one to bypass them or make them mute?
mikeMay 8, 2017 at 12:05 PM
I don't know why a group of residents can not file a lawsuit against the selectmen for not following the rules I think that is what it's going to take for people to follow the dam rules
Bob MMay 8, 2017 at 1:57 PM
OK, so here is another example of us not doing basic stuff.
Wenesday at 9AM there is a meeting under the heading "Economic". When you click the link you find out its the "Economic development Committee". They appear to being attempting to do big things so I looked on the Templeton Website to check out the committee. You know, see who is on the committee, what the committees mission statement is? You know, basic voter information regarding the towns government.
Surprise, Surprise, Surprise......No listing can be found for a committee entitled "Economic Development Committee". No members are listed and they meet during the day while most people are working? Who are these people?
OK, so I jest about some of this, but it is asinine that we cannot even denote our town representatives correctly on boards/committee.
The Capital Planning Committee of which only one listed person is actually a participant or member.
We really think the folks who are running the town now are capable of running a project with a value 10 times that of the towns annual budget which we screw up continually.
C'mon, time for some truth, painful, factual truth. Accountability is required and should be demanded. We cannot keep floundering along fixing one screw up after another as we continue to create more..............arghhhh