On April 24, 2012, the Town Clerk sent an email to MMA asking "should we have a clause/activation period on when this [ordinance] would be enforced considering our present situation with having 2 employees on the Board of Selectmen". On April 26, 2012, Amanda Meader at MMA sent a response email to the Clerk stating the following: "Yes, the ordinance should include language which prevents this ordinance from applying to the two Selectpersons who are also town employees. When do the terms of these two Board members end? When do you expect to take this ordinance to town meeting? If you need help drafting appropriate language I will need answers to those two questions. The language should be fairly easy to put together. You just need to make it clear that the ordinance does not apply to anyone serving on the Select Board or Finance Committee at the time of ordinance adoption."
MMA advised the Board to put in the language to make it clear that the current employee could stay on but that language was never added into the ordinance. Therefore, the employee who refused to leave her seat should not have been allowed to "finish her current term".
Why aren't the names of the individuals who circulated and submitted the petitions against Holland, Ferland and Powell listed in this article too? Hmmmmmmmm.........