This is an email that I sent to the HWC after receiving the call from Selectman Weil, followed by a clarifying message from Selectman Weil.
|From: Burr Taylor [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 5:50 PM
To: Wes Coffin; Bruce Dyer; 'Burr Taylor'; Dave Moody; Dee; Frank Kibbe; Jay Chace; Jim Hays; Lee Theberge; Peter Darling; Stewart Tuttle
Cc: 'Gordon Weil'
Subject: Full-time Harbormaster
Gordon Weil called today to offer the committee an opportunity to put a request for a full-time harbormaster directly before the Town Meeting on March 12. This would be accomplished by proposing an amendment to the appropriate warrant article for an increase in monies sufficient to cover a full time harbormaster plus benefits. If seconded, there would be discussion, a vote on the amendment and a vote on the warrant
article. Hopefully the mooring fees would be increased to cover the additional expense. These fees are set by the Selectmen at a later time.
Since it was last year's committee that voted unanimously in favor of a fulltime harbormaster, it is important to make sure this year's committee also favors a fulltime harbormaster. Therefore, Jim and I will be calling you in the next couple of days to get your thoughts. We would like to have a meeting to discuss this on March 2, at the Town Office at 6:00.
My apologies to David since he showed up for a meeting last night.
PS. I am sending a copy of this message to Gordon, so (hopefully) I can be sure I got this all OK.
|From: Gordon Weil [mailto:Gordon.Weil@weilnet.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 9:29 PM
To: Burr Taylor
Cc: Wes Coffin; Bruce Dyer; Dave Moody; Dee; Frank Kibbe; Jay Chace; Jim Hays; Lee Theberge; Peter Darling; Stewart Tuttle
Subject: Re: Full-time Harbormaster
To be clear on this: the article in the warrant will allow for any amount of money to be attached to it. The selectmen will propose their amount. You may propose to amend that proposal with another amount. The Town would then vote on the amendment. If adopted, it would become the appropriation. If not, the Town would then vote on the Selectmen's proposal.