Next Tuesday we vote on this proposal as a Community. I hope to see a huge turnout to defeat the gambit being foisted on us by a handful. In my view it is critical we maintain our current system of government. That we not be fooled by statements of the few that would color this proposal as benign.
Should I try and convince you to vote no simply using the possible negative effect on our elementary schools? Would that work?
Why are there not howls from Stratham residents regarding cutting 500K from their elementary schools?
Screw the future, at our collective peril.
The great bulk of the Town Budget, over 70% is fixed, there is no getting around some numbers. What the heck will this committee be poring over for a year? A new wood chipper? How many sheets of construction paper each child is allowed in kindergarten?
I have great confidence in our Selectmen and their process of parsing department requests for the balance. I can vote for Selectmen, I can watch their deliberations on my viewing screen, computer or television.
I can show up and voice my support and concerns at Selectmen meetings. I can call them on the phone.
Don Clement on speed dial.
I am not at all interested in having more “concerned” citizens to monitor, cajole and influence throughout the year.
Vote no on this proposal and I hope after this distasteful affair is put to rest, the “handful” give it a rest too.
I’m urging you to come out on Tuesday to vote against the Municipal Budget Committee at the Special Town Meeting – 7am to 8pm Tuesday October 25th at the Talbot Gym on Linden Street.
Turn out will matter. Bring a neighbor! Absentee ballots are available at the Town Clerk’s office.