Governance

Milansoki’s peition articles shot down by Cohasset advisors

Advisor chair Peter Pescatore said town counsel had advised the committee that if there were a local bylaw, the State Ethics Commission would remove itself from any investigation of charges.Cohasset advisors voted 5-1 (George Chamillard was in favor) against both citizen petition articles submitted by Mike Milanoski, former Cohasset acting town manger and current Carver…

Cohasset Advisors shred governance articles

“This whole thing about voting for the budget is a crock, and it’s my fault and I readily go there,” Pescatore said.The Cohasset Advisory committee dislikes almost everything about the governance committee’s citizen petitions, including the fact that they were citizen petitions and did not issue directly from the committee to the board of selectmen.…

Cohasset Advisors say no to governance as a standing committee

“I don’t see what you’re fixing,” Pescatore said. “We don’t know either,” Brown saidAdvisors first noted that the proposed citizens’ petition to make governance a standing committee had no term limits. Governance committee member Merle Brown, first signer on the petition, said the 7-member committee would be appointed by the Troika and have staggered terms.…

Cohasset Selectmen not happy with governance committee

Selectmen took no action on either of the citizens’ petitions. Advisors will contemplate these two articles at their meeting this Thursday (3/27).Two citizens’ petitions submitted by friends of the governance committee will appear on the town meeting warrant for the April 28th town meeting. According to Governance Chair Mary Jo Larson, the citizens’ petitions represent…

Selectmen to meet with governance Tuesday over citizens’ petition??

Governance committee continues to confuse the hell out of everybody and play politics The Governance Committee will meet with selectmen Tuesday (3/25) over Governance’s suggested changes for updating the town’s bylaws. Or, are they meeting about the citizens’ petition? Are they one in the same? In February selectmen asked governance to bring the bylaws into…

Cohasset Governance seeks LIFE

The Committee That Would Be KingFormer selectman and Governance committee member Merle Brown is the first signer of a citizens’ petition to make the Governance committee a Standing committee appointed by the Troika as opposed to their current appointing authority, the Selectmen. Selectmen voted to sunset the committee at the conclusion of the April 28th…

Cohasset Governance committee smacks Selectmen twice

Cohasset Governance committee seeks permanencyThe Cohasset Governance committee, living up to its reputation of being stubborn, full-of itself and uninformed smacked Cohasset Selectmen in the face twice this week. Former selectmen and current Governance committee members Merle Brown and Ralph Dormitzer arethe first signers on two citizen petitions going to town meeting.  Two weeks ago…

Cohasset Governance working on final bylaw changes

Governance says these bylaws will bring the Cohasset’s bylaws into compliance with the Amended Town Manager’s Act. They will be voted on at Annual Town Meeting on April 28th.Governance continues to work on bringing the bylaws up-to-date with the Amended Town Manager’s Act. (Statute). The committee’s final by-law changes will be given to Selectmen early…

Cohasset Governance hearing on bylaw changes January 23d

Draft By-law language to be discussed at the Thursday, Jan. 23rd meeting at 7pm at the Cohasset Middle High Schools demonstrates that the governance committee is not just updating the bylaws to reflect the Amended Town Manager Act. It is changing the bylaws.  Link to ByLawsv8 To our knowledge, Town Counsel Paul DeRensis has not been…