Plymouth: Town Clerk Questions Proposed Changes to Charter Review Committee’s Article 11

In Plymouth, the Town Clerk questions some of the changes proposed at the Selectmen’s meeting this week by the Charter Review Committee, contained in their Article 11…

The most important issue for Town Clark Laurence Pizer is the Charter Review Committee’s proposal that the town hold three annual town meetings instead of the two now called for by the Charter:

“The Board of Selectmen—that was the only matter they ended up voting on—and they voted not to support that idea. Their feeling was that there was the opportunity to have a special town meeting anytime that it’s needed.”

Under state law there is no conflict of interest for representative town meeting members, but the Review Committee wants those members to be required to view a video provided by the state ethics commission:

“The problem with that is that this video deals with town employees and not town meeting members. So the question of whether or not a town employee could represent someone before a town board is irrelevant.”

Article 11 will be presented to the Advisory and Finance Committee at their meeting tonight (Thursday) at 7 PM at town hall. 

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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.