Pretty significant day today for the Town.
Joint Board meeting with Health and Selectmen on the turbines scheduled for high noon. Where is Gary Cooper when you need him (not to mention Grace Kelly)?
Then there is the continued hearing on the election at the Superior Court at 2 P.M.
I had originally thought about attempting to observe both, however a scheduling problem will make the Superior Court hearing impossible to make. Not the end of the world. I did want to attend in the hopes that perhaps by listening to the arguments I could get a better understanding of the intended end game.
I will be there for showdown at 12:00 however. Lots of potential for high drama. Will there be a full cast? Is there even legally a full cast? Does an incumbent not "re-elected" continue to sit until succeeded?
Present status is the vote tally in the Bd of H race right now has been ruled a tie. It doesn't matter anymore who was sworn in when, where and how. Unless there is another court ruling, there was no winner. So, where are we at this point?
What can be done at today's meeting? What will be done? Who will be there to do it?
Your guess is as good as mine, and has as much chance of being the right guess too.
Only thing for certain at this point is the Town is pretty much guaranteed a prominent spot in tomorrow's newspaper.
Can the Selectmen do anything today? On any given day a board can do exactly what it pleases. Whether what is does will be legally correct is another story. More harm than good can come from a legal misstep. I assume they board will be so counseled and I assume it will proceed accordingly.
What it can do is follow the provisions within the contract relative to non-compliance. Get that ball rolling. Take the steps you can take. Do what you can do. Put your toes right against the line in the sand, but don't cross it at this point.
Guessing the endgame for that Board, that would be the smartest move. Start the wheel in motion. Force the other side to live up to the bargain. Just make sure you don't cross that legal line.
What can the Board of Health do?
Again your guess is as good as mine.
Enough for today. Be safe.