…because the town ain’t listening.
I found out something interesting today. In the minutes of the July 28, 2007 Town Meeting from Hell, discretely concealed within the antiquated morass of the Middleboro town web site, the only mention of Article 3 – is that it was defeated. No mention about what it was, or why it mattered.
You remember Article 3 – the one where an overwhelming majority of people stood up and said NO – they didn’t want a casino.
And it’s weird because every other article on the ballot got a write up.
The Casino No-Impact Study (Article 1) got over 20 paragraphs, including indents, underlines and a special font.
Article 2 - the vote to permanently sacrifice a portion of the 338 year old town of Middleboro in exchange for a temporary revenue stream, got a whole paragraph.
But Article 3 – just two uninspiring lines:
The Moderator informed the meeting that Article 3 has no force in law, and that it is only a public opinion question.
ARTICLE 3: This article was defeated by majority vote.
And it's a little worrisome since the selectmen have already voted not to mention article 3 in their letter to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior.
I’m sure there is a simple reason for this grievous exclusion. Perhaps you could call the town clerk at 508-946-2415 and ask that they flesh out Article 3 a bit.
For the people.