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Stoughton Officials, Voters to Review 60 Articles Town Meeting Monday

Read the full warrant before heading to the meeting Monday night.

Credit: File photo.
Credit: File photo.

Stoughton's Annual Town Meeting kicks off on Monday night. 

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, with 60 articles on this year's warrant. 

To read the full warrant for this year's ATM, click here

Town Meeting is scheduled to be held Monday, but if need be will reconvene on the following dates in May and June:

  • May 7
  • May 12
  • May 14
  • May 19
  • May 21
  • May 26
  • May 28
  • June 16
  • June 18
  • June 23
  • June 25
  • June 26

Kim Kares May 04, 2014 at 12:02 PM
ARTICLE 17 (ID 17) Remove Department of Public Works From Civil Service - Really!? Is this so that we can get more friends of Mike Hartman (TM), Dr. Rizzi, and James Kelley (HR) into positions in our town. Why do don't they remove civil service from Fire and Police Department? Is this because it requires additional skills and training that their friends might not want to go through or have. Who will be the new Dean of Discipline at the high school making $88,000 a year to start? Another one of Dr. Rizzi's friends or Mike Hartman or James Kelley friend. The biggest problem is since these three have come into Stoughton attorney fees have gone up and are they for the working people of town. I urge the Town Meeting Reps to really look closely at these articles and look beyond the scope of the request and see what they really are trying to do given past actions. There are many articles that were approved by previous BOS that should not have been approved. Who is encharge of who? The BOS of TM and HR or TM and HR of BOS? I hope to see great things from the new BOS and I think with the newly organized BOS many of these articles would not have made it this far.
Scott M May 04, 2014 at 01:50 PM
In addition to voting down 17, vote no on 3. Rescinding the ambulance enterprise account is a direct attack on the public safety of Stoughton. Don't let politician's that live in other towns make decisions that jeopardize our emergency services.
DarkKnight June 03, 2014 at 07:03 AM
Civil Service is an exam that any high school graduate should be able to pass. I wouldn't worry that eliminating it would lower any standard. If these positions required a college degree the whole place would be wiped out. As for the patronage jobs....that's what they all are now down at the DPW. I don't care if they remove the exam or not but don't think by having it it's a barrier to hack patronage jobs because it's not.

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