Plymouth: Referendum on town hall hours won’t go on ballot–but will show up at town meeting

About two years ago, Plymouth town hall began operating Monday through Thursday, with longer hours on some of those days to make up for being closed on Friday. But some people want town hall staffed five days a week.

A non-binding referendum asking Plymouth voters to weigh in on the hours town hall is open will not be on the ballot for the May election. The Select Board was asked by town meeting representative Randy Parker to put the question to the voters:

“I asked the Selectmen to put a question on the ballot–non-binding: should town hall be open Monday through Friday, 8  to 4:30 as was the case previously.”

Town Manager Mark Stankiewitz:

“My advice to the Board was not to take any action because they are party to these collective bargaining agreements—and this is a subject of collective bargaining much more than a subject of a referendum question.”

And the Board did not take action on the matter. But the question concerning town hall hours will be on the warrant at special town meeting. Town Meeting begins April 7th.

About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark 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.