Plymouth: Solid waste disposal question won’t go to ballot

The question of how to dispose of Plymouth’s solid waste will not be decided by a town-wide vote.

This week the majority of Plymouth Selectmen voted against a motion for a non-binding ballot question that would have measured the town’s interest in a curbside pick-up program. Town Manager Melissa Arrighi:

“Selectmen Tavares was particularly interested in getting a sense of the community—do they really want this curbside pick-up option? However, the other Selectmen seemed to feel pretty strongly that that was a decision—a service provision decision—that really should be made by the Selectmen and then certainly by town meeting representatives when they set the budget.”

The budget question will be decided at town meeting:

“If town meeting representatives, if the majority of them approve the budget as we have presented it, then that provides for a larger budget which would then be able to support both a curbside program and keeping a transfer station open so that a resident would have a choice of which way they want to dispose of their rubbish.”

Town meeting begins Saturday at Plymouth North High School.

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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.