Thursday, October 1, 2015

Select Board wants memo of understanding with SOM and SRDC

The Springfield Select Board wants something in writing from both the Springfield Regional Development Corp. and Springfield On The Move in exchange for the $50,000 in support the town gives them annually.


  1. an excellent idea; carry it further; for two years in a row RSVP has taken a special appropriation from the Town and immediately closed the office after the funds were received. Mr. McNaughton, please investigate this.

  2. I agree with the above comment. George McNaughton please look into this.

  3. Alpine Jack10/2/15, 8:21 AM

    What does RSVP stand for?

    1. Retired Senior Volunteer Program and it is no longer in existence in Spfld but they have taken theTown's money for two years

    2. Aethelred the Unready10/3/15, 12:08 AM

      So they took the money and closed up shot? Did they have a program before in Springfield? Seems like there needs to be more disclosure and accountability from those taking tax money directly from the taxpayers.

    3. This amazes me! So where is the money given to RSVP? Why isn't the town going after them for a refund of the money? They know who they gave it to so there must be a "person in charge of the money" for this now missing agency.

  4. Uh oh, the free and easy jig may be up! Could the town fathers actually be catching on to the fact that these "no strings attached" handouts every year end up producing bumpkis for Springfield?

    Still, there is ample evidence that they haven't totally been roused from their stupor. Witness the remark by the town manager:

    Town Manager Tom Yennerell said it made more sense for the two groups to draft the agreements themselves, since they knew better what they did on behalf of the town.

    So the town is inclined to attach some strings, but they're going to let the foxes already in the hen house actually produce them!

    Yet again, Springfield's citizens are hosted to the dazzling brilliance of their municipal muppets!

  5. RE: .................would either write the MOU themselves or have a lawyer do it.

    Let me get this straight, CL proposes squandering MY property tax money on a lawyer to defend her performance. Yeah, that pretty much defines Springfield on the Dole.

  6. Well George what ya think?

  7. I think the citizens of this town should demand an investigation into the possibility of fraud.


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