Saturday, May 10, 2008

Council agenda 5/13

Here's the agenda for Tuesday's meeting:I'm guessing that the hotWatergate vote will have some interesting discussion... but it'll be strictly GOP questions. I doubt there will be any overt whitewashing of the mess by the majority. Rather I expect their tremendously powerful lack-of-curiosity to permeate the air.

Look no further than the lack of questions at the April 22 meeting. And while you're watching from home... make sure you consider the rigor with which some Council members questioned the use of the phrase Request for Information or RFI... then compare that with the level of questions offered on this mess.

Finally, in relation to this post, I have not yet heard from the Clerk of the Council... though I eagerly await a response.

Tim White

These aren't the droids you're looking for. Move along. - Obi-Wan Kenobi


Anonymous said...

Regarding 6 A, Norton Boiler Project: Since the last vote taken by the council on the boiler project was to accept CT Combustion's bid; and since the council did not vote since then to throw out the bid; then there should be no need to vote on the project.

Tim, I'm not expecting the town attorney to clearly explain Robert's Rules so I hope members of the council are reading those rules may interpret them differently, or should I say, correctly.

Anonymous said...

If the Friends of Boulder Knoll get hurt farming the 2 acres, which is town property, then is the town liable?

Tim White said...

"If the lowest bidder meets all specifications, is responsive, and, if applicable, qualified, but the bid is not acceptable to the Manager, the Public Building Commission, or the Board of Education, the matter must be referred to the Council for its decision on whether to reject all bids, to accept a higher bid, or to take such other action as may be in the best interests of the Town."

ha! Interpretations... ah... yes... well... I'm a Ron Paul supporter, so you can guess how I feel about all the interpretations of the US Constitution. You can assume I'll be applying that same principle here.

Though I'm only one of nine and other Council members have been known to draw their interpretations from some sort of bizarro universe.

-these aren't the droids you're looking for. move along.

tim white said...

8:24 I presume so.

The liability question was also asked of the skate park... to which the answer was, it wouldn't impact the cost of the town's insurance because our policy is already so big... adding the skate park had no impact on cost... though I recognize this may not truly address your entire concern... just wanted to offer something.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tim,
Recusing yourself from the Norton School hotwatergate vote is not in the best interests of the town. The wasted $$$ on this project must now exceed $100,000.00, in increased project costs, interest on borrowing, attorney fees, re-bid costs (at least three thus far)etc, etc. Is this what we approved $500,000.00 for? To be wasted like this? We need leaders like you, Tim; hang in there, and let's get to the bottom of this fiasco. We really need a Norden Bombsight on this Norton Boiler mess.

tim white said...

8:44 I will not be recusing myself. I'll do a front page "recusal" followup post in a bit.

tim white said...

and I almost forgot... thanks for the words of encouragement.

Anonymous said...

Spending any money on West Main is a total waste.

The worst part is Strollo's. If they fixed that up themselves, it would make a huge improvement. Also, don't the Bowman's have property on W Main and Matt is the Chairman?