Plymouth County: Commission votes to possibly abolish county goverment

Saturday afternoon the Plymouth County Charter Study Commission will hold a meeting to vote on possibly abolishing county government. Numerous subcommittees were created last year to further investigate the option of changing the current form of management. Chair of the Subcommittee on Abolished County Governments Bill Harris made a final presentation during their August meeting where he addressed possible consequences of abolishing county government including remaining assets and leases.

However Chair of the Plymouth County Commissioners Sandra Wright does not believe the vote will pass, “Depending on whether it’s abolished or not, than county government would go away, but I feel right now most of the people feel abolishment is not what they want right now. Whether they go with a council of government, or charter, or regionalized services it’s going to tell even more how county’s going to go.”

Commissioner Wright stated that there will be a lot of on-going discussion which may continue on until next year.

The meeting is being held this Saturday at 11 A.M at Bert’s Landing in Plymouth. The public is welcome to attend and comment on the possible government change.

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.