Special Town Meeting on BMS funding set for Jan. 21

Easton signThe Board of Selectmen set the date of Monday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School, for a Special Town Meeting.

The purpose of the Special Town Meeting is for taxpayers to take action on a special appropriation of $404,346 to fund repairs to the building management system and improve the lighting at Samuel Staples Elementary School.

Taxpayers will also act on a special appropriation of $64,200 to fund the conversion of oil boilers at the Town Hall, Library and 660 Morehouse Road to natural gas.

The Board of Finance recommended both appropriations.

The Town Hall and schools will be closed Jan. 21 for the Martin Luther King holiday, but Althea Falco, administrative assistant for the first selectman’s office, said the selectmen checked into the matter, and it is permissible to hold the Town Meeting on that date.

The Presidential Inauguration will also take place that day.

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  • RobinHood

    Is the need to have this Town Meeting so pressing that Easton’s selectmen deem it necessary to hold it on a national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.? Why not hold the meeting the following day? The question is not whether the timing is PERMISSABLE but whether it is ADVISABLE. Once again, very poor judgement on the part of Easton’s “leaders”…

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