In Plymouth on Thursday night, the Committee of Precinct Chairs, or COPC, will hold a presentation forum that will focus on selected Spring Town Meeting articles. Sponsors and petitioners will present their articles, and town meeting members and the public can get answers specifically related to each one of the articles on the agenda.
The COPC has chosen the articles for presentation based on what will provoke the most discussion at town meeting. Chistine Pratt Chairs the COPC and talks about some of them.
“I think some of the key articles that are going to certainly encourage debate are article 1, which is the contract for the firefighters, and certainly the article on the Court House and whether that should become the town hall, as well as there’s a petitioned article, which will be presented by the petitioner–and that deals with the meals tax.
Proceeds from the local meals tax would be dedicated to underwrite the cost of the $35 million Court House-town hall project.
Thursday’s meeting is for discussion, not debate:
“Debate, and certainly we have a lot of debate, but the debate is really at precinct caucuses and each one of the fifteen precincts will be holding a caucus prior to town meeting.”
The precinct caucus schedule is available on the town’s website. The COPC presentation forum is 7 p.m. Thursday at town hall and another is set for Monday, the 24th at PCIS.