Wednesday, September 5, 2012
After being asked to appear in front of the Board of Selectmen, the Board of Health is trying to find ways to improve and address criticism.
It’s no secret that the Board of Health has been a source of frustration in Wrentham. From slow response times and difficulty figuring out when the office is open, it’s not uncommon to hear complaints about the department. After hearing from many angry residents about the department, the Board of Selectmen requested the Board of Health to appear in front of them Tuesday night to find a way to deal with the complaints. While the Board of Selectmen have no authority over the Board of Health beyond budget purposes, the board sees the complaints as a quality of life issue if only because of the complaints they hear. “When the residents show concern it does effect the quality of life and the role and the mission statement of the Board of …
Monday, August 22, 2011
The Wrentham Selectmen discussed changing the Board of Health and Board of Assessors from elected to appointed boards.
The Wrentham Board of Selectmen will ask the town if it wants to change two town boards from elected to appointed. The possibility was raised at the board's meeting last week. Town Administrator William Ketcham said two boards — the Board of Health and the Board of Assessors — could be changed. "The town has operated, since its founding, with elected boards," he said. "The concept in Massachusetts has been having elected boards — it guarantees diffuse authority, and ensures decisions are made independently." Ketcham said, although this approach may have made sense at the time, it is not the most efficient way to face the town's current challenges. "Life in towns has become more complicated," he said. "Citizens are more concerned with the …
Friday, April 22, 2011
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