Surprise! Selectboard Expands Planning Commission To Nine Members
"Bad government" redux?
In an unexpected move, the Selectboard increased the number of seats on the Planning Commission from seven to nine at its November 14 meeting. The decision was taken without advance notice to the public, as expansion was not the agenda. What was on the agenda for the meeting was the appointment of single member to the PC to fill an existing vacancy.
Portion of Selectboard Agenda for November 14, 2018
The Selectboard received three applications to fill the vacancy. Rather than turn away a well qualified applicant, the Selectboard opted to expand the commission to the statutory maximum of nine members and then appointed all three applicants to the PC. The Selectboard vote was unanimous.