Franklin Town Meeting Postponed to April 14

FRANKLIN—The devil is in the details, as Franklin found out this week when an administrative glitch led to postponement of the annual Town Meeting to April 14.

The Maine Municipal Association told selectmen Franklin couldn’t hold its town meeting March 31 as planned because the town warrant was posted by Town Clerk Bob Fernald and not a designated “citizen.”

Fernald said he posted the warrant at the town office, the post office and the Franklin Trading Post because the citizen, Fire Chief Robert Grindle, was not available.

“State law is very specific,” said First Selectman Ian Staub. “The citizen has to actually put the push pins in the bulletin board. We don’t want to do anything against the law.”

Elections will be held at the Town Office Friday, April 13. The Town Meeting will begin at noon on Saturday, April 14.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

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Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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