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Selectmen Make Appeal for You to Serve

by Bobby Blair
September 21, 2018

Shaw Lively posts an article here on the HollistonReporter.com frequently called "Participatory Democracy" listing the upcoming board and committee meetings being  held for week as part of town government. A good example of residents taking part in local government was on Monday night when locals from several neighborhoods voiced their concerns about traffic and parking to Selectmen. Selectmen on the other hand requested residents' help via their agenda in the form of listing vacancies on 14 separate, appointed town  boards and committees. Some of those boards have more than one vacancy.  JFK said at his inaugural address, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Irishman Bernard Shaw is attributed with the quote, "You see things and you say "why", but I dream of things that never were, and I say "why not?"

As explained to our visitors from across the country who came to Holliston last fall as part of the National America in Bloom Symposium, Holliston's town government is largely a volunteer effort.

Local residents literally have a choice from A to Z when it comes to serving your town, Agricultural Commission to Zoning Board as part of the 14 committees that need to fill vacancies with new blood. Instead of taking to Facebook to air your complaints, be part of the solution by filling one of these slots on a local board.

Vacancies: Agricultural Commission, Community Farm Advisory, Cable Access, Community Preservation, Conservation Commission, Council on Aging, Cultural Council, Economic Development, Emergency Management, Golf Course Advisory, Historical Commission, Sustainable Waste Management, Youth Advisory & Zoning Board of Appeals. Letters of interest to serve on one of these committees should be sent to the selectmen at 703 Washington Street.

Shaw Lively was appointed to the Blair Square Study Committee Monday night & Robert Nemet was the first person to be appointed to the newly established Golf Course Clubhouse Committee, which will undertake suggestions for improvements or additions to the clubhouse. This new committee is separate from the Golf Course Advisory Committee. Amine Benali was re-appointed to the Community Farm Advisory Committee.

 

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