Friday, May 10, 2013

"I don’t think the town is ready to have a mayor yet"

"I think it’s time for a change," said Town Council Chairman Robert Vallee, who on Wednesday proposed adding the measure to the ballot. 
Still growing, the town of more than 33,000 already uses a "hybrid" city form of government, with a council and town administrator, said town attorney Mark Cerel. 
"It is a city that calls itself the town of Franklin," he said. 
Adopting a mayoral form of government would require either a charter commission or a home rule petition.

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In related news, the Town Council agreed to the ballot question to ask the voters to approve the Treasurer/Collector position as appointed instead of elected.

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