Annual Town Meeting of 2014Don’t forget the Annual Town Meeting next Tuesday, May 27, at 7:00 p.m. sharp at the Elementary School!
There is a lot on the Warrant (click on “Warrant” to open and read the Warrant. If you see a word in bold/italic in the main section on this blog it is always a link you can click on to see the document etc.)
This might be of interest to some of you:
ARTICLE #16 proposes to raise or borrow an unspecified amount of money to yet purchase another new dump truck for the highway department;
ARTICLE #25 proposes to borrow up to $600,000 to repair the dam;
ARTICLE #34 is in response to Wettlaufer's proposed, “Vehicle Use Policy,” which would allow the Highway Surveyor Brian Johnson the use of a pickup truck to take home in the same way as the fire and police chief are allowed to do;
Article #35 proposes a change to the General Bylaws which would force the Board of Selectmen to answer to the community. Longtime residents may remember that a long time ago residents were able to call-in at the end of televised meetings of the Board of Selectmen. After I published Johnson Landgate here on the Holland Blog, Earl Johnson, at that time one of the members of the Board of Selectmen, had difficulties to find the right answers to questions in connection with Johnson Landgate, and the Board decided to scratch the call-ins and get rid of the “nuisance.” If the majority of the voters who attend the annual town meeting feel that it is time to reinstate the call-ins they have an opportunity to vote in favor of article #35 and it will no longer be a discretionary matter and will instead be a mandate.
The Annual Town Election will take place on Monday June 9, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the town hall.
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Comments:Posted on 28 May 2014, 15:30 by Lake resident
Make a change
Clearly there needs to be a change of town officials after seeing
last night's meeting. A Town a Manager is needed so we the people can
see how the money is really getting spent/used.
Posted on 29 May 2014, 22:50 by Baffled
riddle me this
Smells like Wettlaufer is try'n to grease the highway super.. as the fire Chief is getting ready to move along..and really why Brian need to take home a town truck? What if he gets a flat on private time on private property?(roofing nails) Who pays for the repair? What if he decided to drive it for private use and his daughter is with him in the truck and he some how gets in an accident? Who will pay the insurance bill? If this bullshit passes somethings are going to change around town.. "That is a promise".. Holland can't afford the problems we have now, why invite another load to the budget? Brian lives close enoght to work to walk, or ride his four wheeler on the road like he does to when he's coming home from the bar. Holland hasn't the budget to be pissing it away on freebee's. Why would Wettlaufer reward Johnson for his conduct? Wasn't he not to long ago involved in an assault and battery on a resident? Why give this guy a bonus?
Posted on 29 May 2014, 23:16 by truth be
Didn't know it cost over a half a million for the expansion joints on The dam to be cleaned out, prepped, packed with backing rod and caulked. Again seems like a awful lot of money, I'm thinking the reason that sooo much money is being asked for is so the balance of what's left after the repair can be redirected into a discretionary spending account.. Follow the bouncing ball..