Tonight, the Board of Selectmen are again offering virtual office hours.
The session scheduled for Tuesday, March 9th, 7:30 – 8:30 pm will be hosted by Sam Stivers and Chelsea Malinowski.
In past promotions, the board has pitched the hours as a way to bring to discuss your questions, concerns or interests with selectmen in an informal setting.
As I previously posted, the office hours aren’t a public meeting (so they won’t be recorded or have minutes). But they also won’t be private. Participants will all be invited into the zoom session, just muted until it is their turn to participate.
The format was adopted by selectmen to be more welcoming to participants. (Otherwise, residents would be sitting in a “waiting room” having no idea how long they’ll be waiting and how many people are ahead of them.)
However, if you have a sensitive topic to broach for which you would prefer greater privacy, selectmen have noted that the public can always contact them individually to talk. (Click here for the BOS page with links to each individual selectmen’s email address.)
The next BOS meeting is slated for February 16th, so I’d expect office hours to be held again the week of February 23rd.