I am appalled at the political stunt pulled by the Republican Selectmen-Elect at the June 24 Board of Selectmen (BOS) Meeting. They chose not to show up for the meeting, called for the sole and important purpose of nominating, appointing and reappointing volunteers to Town Boards, Commissions and Offices. Evidently, they thought that by not showing up, they could deprive the BOS of a quorum and block the all important process of appointments. They demanded an alternative nominating process within hours of the meeting – in contrast to the process used for decades by both Democratic and Republican administrations – and when they didn’t get their way, they attempted to hold the BOS and the functions of the Town hostage. No one should be allowed to make those kinds of demands under threat of boycotting a duly noticed Board of Selectmen Meeting. Their suggestions are without merit, but especially important is their failure to fulfill their obligations as elected officials to the people of Woodbridge. It seems that these Republican Selectmen are willing to use tactics employed solely for the purpose of disrupting the Town’s business.
Karen T. Cusick