Today I received the proceeds of my latest Right to Know request from the town. Among other things I had requested communications concerning Brewster Hall repair activities. I found three emails from the Town Planner initiating the process for developing public bidding specifications dated Thursday July 12. The projects were: Fire Alarm; Carpeting; and Windows.
My now controversial “jumping to conclusions” speech before the Selectmen occurred on Wednesday evening, July 11.
It should be noted that the Selectmen could have waived the public bidding requirement for any of these projects had they determined that to be in the best interest of the taxpayers. They chose not to, and apparently have now compelled the Town Manager to get off his butt and get the job done.
It has been four months since the money was appropriated.