Here we go into the political season in Waterboro. It used to be interesting, filled with controversy, talked about, and finished with a Annual Town Meeting,
These days, after a scramble to find enough voters to start the voting, there will be a handful, literally, of voters attending. Most of the folks in the hall will be familiar faces from various committees, in attendance to maybe answer questions.
There are two openings for Selectman, and both will be filled with the same people already in office. Jon Gale and David Woodsome have both taken out nomination papers. Two openings, two candidates, hohum, another year gone.
As is becoming traditional, there are folks asking why we don’t move to a Referendum vote on the budget, why we don’t go back to three Selectmen, etc. Why? Easy answer. No one brought up and followed through during the year. It is way too late now, and the issue will again die and go away a week after the Annual Town Meeting.
Reasons to attend the Annual Town Meeting? None.