The Watchdogs of Carver support the following:
Board of Selectman: Paul Johnson. Because he stands up for ALL of Carver, while his opponent consistently represents only a small special interest group, and puts the special interest group above the rest of the residents. Johnson's opponents' philosophy seems to be sort of like: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" (Animal Farm)
Treasurer/Tax Collector: Jack Franey. There is no other option, unless you want to have somebody without Treasury experience learning on the job, while trying to do the job of two people. That sure sounds like a recipe for financial disaster.
Should the Town of Carver approve a reduction of the CPA surcharge from 3% to 1%? YES. There is no return on investment involved with CPA. By definition, "Return on Investment" involves making an actual profit, not taking additional taxpayer "investments" from just another pot, and calling it ROI. Instead of being used primarily for recreation, CPA funds have been used as a slush fund for a small group of insiders and their favorite special interest groups. Time to give the taxpayers a small break as we prepare to hit them up for increases to fund the big ticket projects (new school, fire station, police station, etc).
Please join us tomorrow and come out and vote
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Had a pretty interesting evening last night, which I hope to write about some day. But it was the perfect experience to bring a famous quote home, so I thought I'd share that with you.
"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell
Yes, this can prove true even in the smallest of towns.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Planning Board approved the Purchase St. project because of Chapter 40A Section 3:
No zoning ordinance or by-law shall prohibit or unreasonably regulate the installation of solar energy systems or the building of structures that facilitate the collection of solar energy, except where necessary to protect the public health, safety or welfare.
Rejecting this industrial power plant on the basis that it is an industrial project, being built on a property that's in a R/A (Residential & Agricultural) zone would have been a completely reasonable (and sane) thing to do. That's how the board could have been working for and supporting the residents of Carver.
Friday, March 29, 2013
This issue is the one that got me motivated to finally get involved, when I first read about it in October 2011. It convinced me to go to Town Hall for my first ever meeting, the Dec 2011 Planning Board meeting. At this meeting I watched as resident after resident asked the board to not approve the Purchase St solar project, each giving valid reasons. I was appalled at the way they were treated by this board. So I started the Watchdogs of Carver.