To The Daily Sun,
Sanbornton residents proved last Friday night that they can turn passion into action. Told by the selectmen that the free swap shop at the transfer station was eliminated, they turned out in large numbers to say otherwise. Well, large numbers for Sanbornton at any rate.
One hundred, eighty-seven residents showed up (14 percent more than at last year's Town Meeting) to direct the selectmen to reauthorize the swap shop. In my view there will undoubtedly be increased costs associated with restarting the swap shop and these expenses will have to be voted on during the March 8, 2016, Town Meeting.
Therefore, it would behoove swap shop supporters to plan on attending the next Town Meeting to champion their cause. In fact, it would be wise for all Sanbornton residents to attend the next Town Meeting because there are already many requests for increased spending in next year's town budget that, if approved, will significantly increase taxes for all of us. The more residents that attend Town Meeting the more representative their votes will be.
I am an member of Concerned Citizens for Sanbornton and our goal is to increase Town Meeting attendance by 100 percent. If we could get in excess of 300 residents at the next Town Meeting, we could have a very interesting discussion.
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