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Why does Townsend, with a population of 8,857, allow 2 people to sit and tell us what we will, can’t or won’t do. They call themselves the Board of Selectmen.

“Gordy” appointed by Caroline calls himself the chairman. He has extremely limited executive ability. For example, he thinks he alone can change the town manager’s job description and require him to receive “Gordy’s” permission before he speaks to the press. WRONG!

The second member and “Gordy’s ally, Caroline Smart (her name, not her IQ), continues her game of bringing false charges against employees she can’t control like our former police chief and now a water department employee and our honest and efficient town manager.

She should have been recalled months ago when she cost us so much money with her false charges.

What IS the matter with us?

It’s time to realize we can’t live in the past forever. We need to correct our form of government.

We need a 5 member Board of Selectmen with an open floor forum so that people are allowed to speak and executive (session) meetings would hardly need to be held. This board is supposed to represent us, not hide behind a closed door.

We need a feeling of trust to be established. It certainly isn’t there now.

Helen Harvey

Townsend

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