Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Real time reporting - closing

Downtown Harvest Festival is this weekend, come on down

Thanks to the Community Garden, they had a wonderful first year, almost all the plots were used, they helped supply the Food Pantry. It was well done, thank you!

Nutting - did you want a new October meeting schedule?

Mason- yes, we'll meet Oct 5 and Oct 26


Powderly - asking for School Committee representation to be at the next meeting to address the teachers contract. No one in the Town got a raise, all the school school department employees effectively got raises. During the budget process, they were asked if there were COLA money in the budget, the answer was no. So aside from the philosophical difference in granting the contract with an increase, where did they come up with the funds. I believe COLA equals layoffs, they cut 14 teachers last year and others got a raise this year. We have higher class sizes... They need to explain why they did what they did.

Pfeffer - agreed with Powderly's comments, wants to know where they found the money
Kelly - agrees with Powderly's comments
Jones - agrees with Powderly's comments, was at the School Committee meeting and will be interested to see what they have to say.
Mason - I spoke with Chairman Roy and invited him and whomever he would like to bring along with him to the meeting Oct 5th.

Meeting adjourned

The full set of documents for this agenda can be found here

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