Letter

Tabling is not ‘New Hampshire way’

To the editor:

The Greenville Select Board has a very different view of democracy. At the recent Greenville Town Meeting, an article concerning the “Move To Amend” effort was on the agenda.

Instead of allowing the article to come up for discussion, as over 60 other New Hampshire towns did, one member of the Select Board moved to table the article. With the board’s supporters all lined up, the motion narrowly passed, thus killing any possible debate. The board member’s reason for tabling was that it didn’t concern the budget. Towns have non-budgetary articles on their agendas all the time!

Is this the type of democracy we want in Greenville, where the Select Board circumvents any public discussion and makes a decision themselves?

I supported the article and felt it deserved to at least be discussed by the voters, then either passed or defeated after discussion. This was definitely not the “New Hampshire Way.”

Richard Miller

Greenville

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