Email to Gordon Weil Requesting Advice
and His Reply (4)

Below is an email that I sent to Selectman Weil for advice on how to word our amendment along with his response.
revised 5/20/05


Dated 3/12/05 at 4:28 pm


The Harbor and Waterfront Committee has decided that they would like to raise the Harbormaster's salary by $4,500 to $15,000. Lee supports this and was supposed to get us appropriate wording for the amendment to Article 49. This did not happen and I am wondering if you could help us with the wording
of the amendment. Hopefully the additional $4500 would come from raising mooring fees.

As I said we would like to amend article 49 to appropriate $24,750 for Harbor Management.

I realize that I told you that the HWC had decided not to ask for a fulltime harbormaster which is correct, but after I left they decided to go for a raise. It is our hope to develop a plan for a fulltime harbormaster, which we would then discuss with the selectmen and present to a future Town meeting.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Burr Taylor
PS. Also, thanks for speaking up at the Selectmen's meeting.


From: Gordon Weil []
Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2005 3:56 PM
To: Burr Taylor
Subject: Re: Harbormaster

You simply propose from the floor to amend the article by replacing the amount moved with a new total amount and having the Article and the new amount on a piece of paper to give to the Moderator. You understand that the Selectmen have said they do not support this. If Lee changes his position from what is on the warrant, then I would reserve the right to do so on other articles. Thus, I am somewhat surprised to hear that he will support it.