24 People Apply for Webster Town Administrator Job

WEBSTER – Twenty-four people have applied for the vacant town administrator position, Thomas Ralph Jr., chairman of the nine-member screening committee, said in an interview Tuesday. Thursday was the deadline to apply for the job. On Friday, Mr. Ralph and fellow screening committee members Michael Finamore and Town Clerk Robert Craver met to go through […]

WHAT IS PROPOSITION 2 1⁄2?

Proposition 21⁄2 (M.G.L. Ch. 59 Sec. 21C), which was passed by Massachusetts voters in November of 1980, places a limit on the amount of property taxes a community can levy each year. Proposition 21⁄2 establishes two types of restrictions on the annual property tax levy. First, a community cannot levy in excess of 2.5 percent […]

Basic Roles of Town Meeting

WHAT ARE THE BASIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF TOWN MEETING RELATIVE TO MUNICIPAL FINANCE? Town meeting is the legislative body and appropriating authority of a town. As the legislative body, town meeting enacts by- laws and other measures to provide for the operation of municipal government and the administration of town affairs. For example, town […]

Town Administrator Search Committee

Town Moderator Appointments The Town Charter states that the Town Moderator is charged with making four appointments to the Town Administrator Search Committee. The Town Moderator is currently accepting letters of interest from town residents who wish to serve on this Committee. The letter should explain why the resident wishes to be named to the […]

By-Law Review Committee Full

I am happy to report that all of the positions on the By-Law Committee have been filled. I want to thank all of the individuals who volunteered to assist. I still have opens on the Charter Review Commission and the Finance Committee. If anyone is interested in either of these, please forward a letter of […]

By-Law Review Committee

The Town Moderator is accepting letters of interest from any town resident wishing to serve on the Town Bylaw Committee.  This Committee makes recommendations on all bylaw changes and conducts the five year review of the bylaws pursuant to the Town Charter.  Anyone interested in serving on this committee should send a letter of interest to the Town […]

Charter Review Committee

The Town Charter, Section 7-7(a) states “At least once every ten years, in each year ending in a six, a special committee shall be appointed by the town moderator for the purpose of reviewing this charter and to make a report, with recommendations, to the town meeting concerning any proposed amendments which said committee may […]