Tanna Kasperowicz

Cohasset Advisors vote against bundling anticipated funds with FY 13 budget

Cohasset advisors are taking a long, hard look at Article 1 on the Nov. 23rd Special Town Meeting Warrant. The other 6 articles were unanimously approved after brief discussion. Four selectmen attended the meeting. A motion by advisor Tanya Bodell at the conclusion of the discussion showed that advisors are unanimous in supporting Article 1…

The Gaumer Doctrine – another twist in the search for a Cohasset town manager

Selectman Steve Gaumer, in a six-page document to his board, proposed that the majority of the board give up its majority vote and agree to a supermajority vote for the purpose of  “removing personal bias preventing an otherwise qualified [town manager) candidate from proceeding.” This begs everyone’s nitwittedness. Gaumer is proposing that a supermajority  (4…

Cohasset’s Special Town Meeting Mystery Petition Revealed

The petition printed below is the mystery petition that was delivered to the Cohasset Town Clerk’s office at 6:25 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2013 – 35 minutes before the selectmen’s meeting on the same date. We dubbed it the mystery petition because no one was permitted to see it for an entire week. ActUp Town…

Tinytown Unleashed subpoenaed by Town of Cohasset in Coughlin case

Yesterday,  Tinytown Unleashed found an unusual visitor knocking at its door. A process server dropped off a subpoena from the Town’s Insurance Attorney to give testimony in the whistleblower lawsuit filed by former Town Manager Mike Coughlin. It appears that Tinytown will be among the first to be deposed by the Town of Cohasset. Are we…

Do we have too many Cohasset selectmen?

If the new Cohasset Governance committee chair has his way, the committee might again become involved in a charter review to change the board of selectmen from 5 to 3 members, with two-year terms. This would have to go back to the state for charter review, as it would be a change in the Amended…

SO SORRY

I bought a SORRY BUTTON a few weeks ago from a cute little shop in Weymouth called ITZAPARTY. I plan to give it to the Cohasset Selectmen for Christmas, if they will accept it, maybe with a plate of cookies. The SORRY BUTTON has several “sorrys” on it.. One of the voices sounds like Selectman…

Cohasset Selectmen vote to not affirm Vogelman on conservation commission

Cohasset Conservation chair Jack Creighton’s bid for selectmen to appoint Patrice Vogelman as an associate member of the conservation committee lost on a 2-2 vote with select chair Fred Koed abstaining. Later in the evening selectmen voted 3-2 against appointing Creighton to the governance committee, saying he had enough work to do on the conservation…

REDUX: Selectmen vote 3-2 against a THIRD search for police chief

Select Vice Chair Diane Kennedy thought she had compromised Chair Fred Koed when he said last week he would have gone along with acting town manager Mike Milanoski’s appointment of a permanent police chief had Milanoski utilized an independent consultant, much like the board is doing in its search for a permanent town manager. In…