JAY — A committee has been set up to review the town report, streamline it and make it more pertinent to residents.
Town Manager Ruth Marden and Town Clerk Ronda Palmer plan to work with the committee to go through the book page by page.
It’s expensive to print a town report, Marden told selectmen Monday.
“A lot of stuff in our town report is fluff,” she said.
She said she would like to take one page in the report and put contact information for the Maine congressional delegation and local state legislators on it. The annual letters submitted from them would be put on the town’s Web site instead of being printed in the report, she said.
“I think there should be more emergency contact information in it to help citizens,” Marden said. “I’d really like our town report to be more meaty.”
She suggested adding a general article to the annual town meeting warrant, which is printed in the report, that would cover unanticipated revenues and authorize selectmen to use them to offset the tax commitment.
Currently, there is an article that lists revenues separately, and selectmen are only authorized to use the specified money to offset taxes.

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