Thursday, March 11, 2010

"As the town grows ... it becomes more complicated"

Last night, the Charter Review Subcommittee suggested making the town treasurer, clerk, assessors, Board of Health and constables appointed instead of elected posts.
"As the town grows ... it becomes more complicated and a bigger and bigger business," Vice Chairman Stephen Whalen said. "It's more important to be appointed and evaluated on a skill set qualified for those specific functions."
Whalen said not only does appointment ensure the most qualified candidate, but it allows people who may have been turned off by an election process to come forward.
Last night's discussion came during a hearing at which the Town Council discussed several suggested revisions to the town charter - its governing document.

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Views differ on appointing vs. electing positions

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Franklin, MA

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