Our contractors, our plumbers, carpenters, masons, electricians, and excavators are this town's economic backbone and provide skilled labor to the entire region. Wareham underwrites a good part of Upper Cape Tech's annual budget for a reason.
Ask any local contractor you trust, they'll tell you Wareham is south coast's worst municipal nightmare for inspections, zoning, water, health department, housing, assessing... you name it, the list is endless.
That's why it wasn't surprising to watch (2014-05-13 BOS) last night and see Wareham's Health Dept, and Community Preservation Commission follow Madam Moderator's lead to seek blanket immunity from state ethics violations.
Thank Town Counsel Richard Bowen personally for this rotten state of affairs.
See also: 2014-03-25 BOS
Next week's only BOS agenda item listed under Town Business.
Board of Selectmen/Sewer Commissioners Meeting Agenda 05/20/2014
8. TOWN BUSINESS
a. Update from Town Counsel on Special Municipal Employee exemptions.
Nuts. I'm indisposed tonight. Hope someone's watching this and can report back.