The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on Tuesday night to lend their support to an article at Town Meeting next month that would increase the size of the Board of Selectmen from three to five members. While they agreed they wanted to give voters a chance to weigh in on the idea, they didn’t all agree expanding the board is a good idea.
Reports the Metrowest Daily News:
Despite individual reservations of two of its members, selectmen Tuesday night unanimously voted to recommend Town Meeting expand the board from three to five members.
“I’ve flip-flopped back and forth, quite honestly, because if people aren’t running now, I’m wondering about increasing the membership by two,” Selectmen Bill Boland said before the vote.
Boland and Vice Chairman Daniel Kolenda have both questioned whether the town could garner enough qualified candidates for the position, noting that there don’t seem to be many contested elections in town anymore.
You can read more in this article by the MWDN.