To The Daily Sun,
During their last meeting, the Sanbornton Board of Selectmen (BOS) spent 10 to 15 minutes debating a $48 request for a post office box for one of the town's departments. They unanimously funded the request, but "because things are a little tight," not until after July 1, when money from the FY 2017 budget would be available.
Interestingly, two weeks ago the BOS granted the fire chief a $1,000 pay increase in spite of the fact that raises for town employees, including the fire chief, were voted down at this year's Town Meeting. Forty eight dollars delayed, "because things are a little tight, but $1,000 for the fire chief is okayed. These two actions seem to be at odds with one another.
Also of interest is how the BOS, at their May 4 meeting, responded to two residents complaining about how they were treated in the "rough draft" minutes of the March 16 meeting. The BOS decided they could eliminate these types of complaints in the future by no longer distributing copies of the "rough draft" minutes. Just proves there is a solution to every problem if you just look hard enough.
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