Plymouth: Moderator receives amendments to controversial warrant articles

Plymouth’s Town Moderator has received amendments to some controversial articles on the warrant for Town Meeting on Saturday.

The DPW budget, that totals more than $4 million was approved by Selectmen. The Advisory and Finance Committee reduced the solid waste portion of this budget by a million dollars and Town Moderator Steven Triffletti says an amendment has been filed with another change: “We have an amendment to have the Solid Waste Budget go back to what it was last year.” That amount is about one million ninety thousand dollars. Also, Selectmen have requested amendments to next year’s budget, says Trifletti: “The Advisory and Finance Committee has presented a motion to approve a budget which is being amended by the Board of Selectmen on a number of line items. Under Article 9, which contains the capital outlay proposals, there’s also a motion from the Board of Selectmen to reduce one of the proposed capital outlay projects from the Advisory and Finance Committee.” But, he was asked if it is unusual for the Board of Selectmen and FinCom to disagree in this matter?“ For the first time in recent years, we have the Advisory and Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen disagreeing on the amount of money that should be spent by the town in the coming year.” Town meeting begins April 7th.

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About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.