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Bob Lee April 19, 2014 at 05:51 PM
Remember to have your friends, family, and neighbors attend our World Tai Chi Day event nextRead Moreweekend . Children are welcome to attend. You are welcome to RSVP at bob.lee@bodymindsystems.com or at 781-279-1400 so we can greet you personally!
Paul Rotondi April 19, 2014 at 11:18 PM
Ok Frank in simple terms: I get up and make a motion: Frank gets up and offer an amendment. There Read Moreis a discussion on the amendment. Then Citizen A gets up to move the question. The Moderator calls for a vote. There is a voice vote and the moderator says the amendment passed. We now have an amended motion. That amended motion get on the ballot to be voted on by any registered voter a week latter at the town clerk counter in the Town Hall. enjoy your wine
Frank Pignone April 19, 2014 at 11:35 PM
Just what I wanted you to write.. Perfect. Now, IF we have the courage, and the lack of 'fear' orRead Morein timidation to 'discuss', pros, cons, in the 'open'... then what is the 'difference' then in continuing on and vote for the Main Motion. ?..... You just mentioned yourself..that there would be a 'Discussion', and then a 'Voice Vote'... right out in the Open.. So Paul : the whole town now wants to know...Why are you doing this ?..... " Citizen A'....gets .........'UP'.. to make a Motion.. Then Citizen A through Z.. gets to 'VOICE' VOTE.... .So that having been 'done'....Why in the World can't we just 'Finish' the Main Motion. ? I look forward to hearing your and others who support you on this Paul. If I hear and understand anything within your mind on this which benefits our Town; I'm for it. But as of right now as I've aided you in bringing to fruition a 'Vivid Example' of how these 'Amendments' are done ; I just don't see any 'power' in the purpose. Thank you for your efforts as you put so much time of your life on behalf of your community as has your whole family. Blessings to you all for a Fine Easter Season Paul.
Paul Rotondi April 20, 2014 at 06:58 AM
Frank: That is the point, the change gives more people the opportunity to vote on the finalRead Moremotion. In NH the number of people who participated in the vote on the final motion established by the Deliberative stage increased by an average of 40%. The point is to increase community participation and make it easier for them to vote. It takes the decision power away from a few and gives it to many. It allows for people who attend the meeting to vote on all motions, even if they had to leave the meeting earlier to get back to baby sitters. If gives both parents the opportunity to vote, if one has to stay home and watch the children. It gives seniors the opportunity to vote if they can't drive at night. This is about opportunity and making it easier to take part in your government.
Paula B Sarno April 17, 2014 at 09:51 AM
Beware residents of Stoneham that on May 5th at town meeting there are several warrant articlesRead Morethat will depreciate your property if we have no enforcement regulations under our zoning laws. See the warrant article for consideration regarding Article 16 by the Board of Selectmen . Under the revised ruling of Ch 15 Sec.4.2.2.2 there will be no fine for unregistered vehicles on property. Abutting neighbors of the black hole on Franklin St be warned and show up at town meeting. For your review you can see all warrant articles on the Stoneham Gov. web site.
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