To The Daily Sun,
A review of the Sanbornton selectmen's minutes for a three-month period — March 16 through June 22 — reveals that they went into secret sessions — called "non-public" — 11 times and each time they voted to seal the non-public minutes and announced that no decision was made at the session. I don't ever recall our selectmen using this non-public session option that frequently in the past.
At the Sanbornton Meet the Candidates Night back in March we were promised more open communications between the board and the public in the future by one of the candidates. I wonder when that is going to happen?
One example of the lack of communications is, without a public notice, the selectmen deciding that they would no longer meet every week for June and July and perhaps August. Perhaps this type of decision should be discussed at our next Town Meeting.
It would seem that any management group like the Board of Selectmen should be capable of developing a summer schedule that would ensure that two of the three selectmen would be available each week to conduct town business as usual. Is that too much for us to ask for as taxpayers.
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