Saturday, August 22, 2015

Martone says it’s time for charter revision

Select Board member Walter Martone thinks it’s about time the Springfield town charter is updated.


  1. Bob Lombard8/22/15, 9:49 AM

    If the town charter needs revision, it shouldn't be for cosmetic reasons, either in its language or to make property owners prettify their property. It's selectman, not 'select man' (really, there's a difference). Property owners should be responsible for avoiding health and/or safety hazards, not for aesthetic attractiveness. This is America; we are not yet subject to sharia law.

  2. Try selling your house when your neighbors are messy. We're all in this togethet. Who wants to buy next to a dump? Grow up! It's your home.

  3. The existing charter is not to blame for blame for Springfield's blight. The issue is a incompetent leadership that continues to allow dilapidated property to depress real estate values. The on-going Bishop saga being prima facie evidence.
    Now, Martone shows his true colors and PERSONAL agenda by inflicting his own warped value system upon documents that served our community well for over 250 years. Surely there are more pressing issues to address.

  4. Actually, Representative Emmons said the town charter was the best venue for addressing the blight issue.
    As for Mr. Martone, if this is his agenda, hooray.

  5. Just another gimmick to bleed the government for more money. Beg beg beg, seems to be the only way Springfield can get anything done.


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