Archive for November, 2012

Option Tax Roadmap

Every single Selectboard for the past dozen years has instructed the town manager to lobby the state legislature for this authority. The only thing that is new this year is that the town manager reported to us that we could achieve this long-held goal by amending our Charter. Frankly this should have been obvious back in 2007 […]

My thoughts about the FY 2014 budget

Here’s a memo I sent to the selectboard and town manager yesterday. I want to see an expansion of staff, particularly in the areas of executive management (i.e. a deputy or asst town manager, in terms of a shared IT staff (not person, staff), software (particularly in the realm of knowledge management and apps), and […]