Tuesday, November 15, 2011
When voters finally get the chance to have their say, should the proposed Town Charter be "all or nothing" or should there be something in between?
At some point, voters in Tewksbury will finally get the chance to have their say regarding proposed changes to the Town Charter. But is that sufficient? As it stands, voters will decide between maintaining the status quo and accepting changes that would dramatically change the charter and the method of government used in Tewksbury. Some Patch readers have suggested they want choices. In addition to the "big change" option, they have mentioned wanting to seed one or more additional versions of the charter, which would "tweak" rather than overhaul, the charter and town government. What do you think?
Sunday, November 6, 2011
It's not too hard to figure out the top story this week.
Here are the Top 5 stories from the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5. 5. Redmen Are Champions After All 4. Storm Update: Schools, Shelter, Trick Or Treat, Power Restoration 3. Charter Committee Presents Report, 'Final' Draft Of Proposed Changes 2. Tewksbury Teens Arrested In Violent Home Invasion 1. UPDATED: Latest On Power Restoration, Community Safe Halloween Rescheduled
Monday, June 6, 2011
Public invited to give input, feedback at meeting Tuesday night at Town Hall.
When Selectman Scott Wilson took the reins of the Special Act Charter Committee (SACC) a few months ago he had two priorities -- one was legal, the other perceptual. Wilson was appointed as a liaison from the Board of Selectmen after it was determined that the SACC had committed several violations of the open meeting law. His first objective was to "recreate" the meetings that had been deemed illegal. Despite a couple of early hiccups, that issue is being dealt with But the second objective was, perhaps, more important and more challenging ... add transparency to the process of the charter review. With that in mind, Wilson and the committee scheduled a series of three public forums to gain input and feedback from residents on possible …