Hanson: Selectmen debate over new school article

The Hanson Board of Selectmen is currently deciding whether or not to have a secret ballot for one of the articles at Special Town Meeting.

Article 25 is for the borrowing of money to construct a new elementary school.

The town moderator has said he has been approached by a significant number of people concerned with this issue, and that’s why he brought it up at the meeting.

Town Administrator Ronald San Angelo does not think a secret ballot is necessary.

In the midst of the debate, Selectmen member Stephen Amico made it clear that approving the article at town meeting is not a vote on spending money. It is only to either send or not send the issue to a ballot vote in mid-November.

The Special Town Meeting will be held on Monday, October 7th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hanson Middle School.

In the meantime, the town moderator will work with town council to look into whether or not a secret ballot would be best. Selectmen Chair James Egan said he wants a clear idea what they will be doing before the meeting so it can run as smoothly as possible.

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