Norwell: Plymouth County Advisory Board cancels budget vote

The Plymouth County Advisory Board met last night at Norwell town hall to vote on the Plymouth County fiscal 2013 budget.

However, they not able to obtain a quorum again and had to cancel their budget approval meeting.

Board Chairman Dan Pallotta of Hanover, who also happens to be wrapping up his time as a Selectman and Advisory Board member said, “We didn’t have Brockton at 8% or Plymouth at 14%, so we were at 46%. If we had either one of those we would have had well over a quorum. If we had a couple of the other smaller communities, we would have been well over a quorum. We had a majority of communities, but not a majority of the weighted average. The next scheduled meeting will be up to Chairman Pro Temp Ellen Allen of Norwell who’s currently Vice Chairman, because my term ends at 6:05 on Saturday, which is a great day for the county, since you’re released from bondage”!   

The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for June 7.


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About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.