Blair proposes major voting change for super town meeting
Nashoba Publishing, Posted: 10/24/2014 11:46:53 AM EDT
By: Jon Bishop
SHIRLEY — A proposal brought to the Joint Boards of Selectmen would change the way in which the towns of Ayer, Harvard and Shirley vote at super town meetings.
Currently, Chapter 498 says that when a super town meeting is called, each town holds its meeting on the same day. If one town defeats the proposal before them, it dies.
The proposed change would count the total votes cast in the three towns, the aggregate required majority determining the outcome. No one town could defeat the article.