Thank you for your insight, Mr. Jenkins. You might like me if you met me however ! You and I can agree on at least one thing though; it would be good to scrap the whole Board and start anew...
With his continuing bombastic behavior, I predict the Guv'nah has less than two years to totally alienate all Mainahs. His spin comment regarding papers reflects his myopic view and that of his GOP pundits who "kiss his arse"...
Does every podunk police department need top military grade equipment....?
The correct quote is: We have seen the enemy and he is us !
We have seen the enemy, and it is us...
and in spite of his denial that Saturday's Town Meeting had nothing to do with his decision, the fact remains, when a vote was taken as to whether he should be allowed to speak and NO ONE supported the vote, it seemed to convey the message people are really weary of his demeanor. Wait, what's that sound ? Oh, it's a collective sigh of relief from the browbeaten Paris townfolk !
However, it was a different Board of Selectmen with different motives. Mr. Tarr was the handpicked choice of the Selectmen who fired Mrs. Jackson. She was very honest and competent. After the Selectmen ran her out of town, the townspeople got fired up at the injustice and after a few months recalled a couple of truly nasty selectmen, David Ivey and Troy Ripley, who had badly misjudged the amount of support for their actions. The third member of the Evil Troika, Glen Young, just quit coming to meetings cause his buddies were recalled and there was no one left to tell him how to vote...So now Paris has been through several years of Mr. Tarr's less than competent "leadership" and the Selectmen on board at this time have figured out the Town is wasting a lot of time and energy on Mr.Tarr. The Evil Troika helped Mr. Tarr put together an employment contract most beneficial to Tarr and a real detriment to the Town, so to release Tarr from the contract, Selectmen must give Tarr 6 months notice (wonder how much mayhem or computer crashes will happen in that timeframe?) or the contract rolls over for another 3 years. Mr. Tarr is the one who has decided to go public with this and to try and garner support from his "special" friends...people who apparently never seen him in action and neither live nor pay taxes in Paris.
The Guv'nah gives the same pat answers over and over...nothing new here. He could have sent spokesperson Adrienne Bennett, who, IMHO is the most overworked and underpaid person in the administration for both running interference and providing damage control for this clown.
of the less than ethical state treasurer... he must be blinded by Mr. Poliquin's "celebrity"...If I was a taxpayer in Georgetown, I'd be pissed at the lack of accountability demonstrated by the Select Board and the preferential treatment enjoyed by Bruce. If Mr. Poliquin's property is in Tree Growth and the plan is "confidential", just exactly WHO has access to the plan to ensure his compliance with the law and the resultant most generous tax break ???? Let's be candid here and recognize that the Georgetown Selectmen have given preferential treatment to one high profile taxpayer and the hairball known as Poliquin has no ethics and is an opportunistic leech! He's the last thing this state needs in politics !!!
I think it would be worthwhile to take a look at Mrs. Cornwall's 1982 deed and see what she wanted done (or not) with this property. So, if the Selectmen open the door and allow this to happen, might future Boards continue chipping away at the preserve ? Late last summer, Mrs. Cornwall's heirs were asked if it would be permissible to allow hunting in the preserve. Seems to me, one (or more)of the heirs thought hunting would be in opposition to the spirit of a PRESERVE, but no matter, the selectmen decided to allow hunting anyway...such a bunch of tone-deaf reps, who do quite well in emulating our state and federal reps ! Thumbs up, guys !!!!