The Meeting After

I apologize to readers from elsewhere for all the Tivertonalia ’round here lately, and I’ve got so much on my plate, right now, that I wasn’t intending to come to tonight’s Town Council meeting. But rumors that the council might (at some point) call for a special financial town meeting for a redo vote and the fact that discussion of Saturday’s result is on the agenda for this evening persuaded me that it would be prudent to be in the room.
Of course, I’ve also heard whispers from my allies about town that a second round might be fun, perhaps to go back for the municipal cuts that the 1:00 p.m. deadline prevented in round 1. Me, I’d prefer that the town spend a year in these new waters before any more such tugs of war.
7:49 p.m.
Discussion of the financial town meeting was limited to an announcement that Michael Smith won the FTM moderator position, 373 to 312, and a vote to send a letter of thanks and compliment to Mike Burk for his job at the last one.
8:31 p.m.
During the administrator’s announcement and comments section, Council Member Louise Durfee asked Administrator Jim Goncalo what the effect will be of the council’s failure to secure an additional $300,000 for abatement. He’ll reply at the next meeting.
8:36 p.m.
And now into executive session for a “quick” discussion about unspecified litigation.

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