[POLL] Should Norton Keep Town Meeting Format?

Questioning of Norton has outgrown current form of government.

In a recent article on Boston.com, Town Moderator Bill Gouveia said that Norton has outgrown the Town Meeting form of governance.

Approximately 100 town residents showed up at May 14 to approve a $45 million budget. Gouveia said that there is only a large turnout when there is something interesting on the warrant, such as June 7, 2011 when over 1,600 voters passed the school building project. 

Do you think it's time for a new form of government in town?

Trot Nixon May 21, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Town Meeting has become a joke, 100 people making budgetary decions for a town of 20-thousand? Selectman need to wake up and smell the coffee...its time to dump it. When your TOWN MODERATOR says it needs to go, thats saying something. A $45 million budget shouldn't be in the hands of the unelected few who show up on a Monday night...Selectman, you should act on whats best for the town, not your own self serving political interests.


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