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Rockport Charter 2010
  • Published
    April 13, 2011

    Select Board votes to let Peabody go

    The Rockport Select Board was asked to vote not to renew the contract of Town Manager Robert Peabody at the end of a two-and-a-half hour meeting April 11 at which members set budget-related portions of the warrant for the June 15 annual town meeting. "The timing is never easy, but I think the timing is correct to be fair for all involved," said Select Board member Dale Landrith when the agenda came to "other ...

  • Published
    July 27, 2010

    Rockport Select Board forgoes charter review

    At its July 19 meeting, the Rockport Select Board declined to create a committee to review a section of the town charter that came under scrutiny last spring. Article II, Section 2 of the Rockport charter states the following: "Select Board members shall not hold any other compensated town office or position of employment and shall not have business relationships with the town for which they receive compensati...

  • Published
    April 21, 2010

    Charter amendment will not appear on Rockport ballot

    A three-person Rockport Select Board, comprising Alexandra Fogel, Dale Landrith Jr. and acting Chairman William Chapman, heard public testimony April 20 on Articles 3 through 12 of the warrant for the town's June 8 written ballot. Board member Tom Farley and Chairman Robert Duke have recused themselves until after an April 27 hearing to review their qualifications for office, and did not attend the meeting. Arti...

  • Published
    April 14, 2010

    Diminished Rockport Select Board votes to change charter

    Despite opposition from members of the eight-person commission that wrote the charter citizens of Rockport adopted in November 2005, a reduced Select Board voted April 12 to hold a public hearing and bring an amendment to the charter before voters on the June 8 written ballot. Farley says he receives no compensation for company's work in Rockport On the same day that workers from Farley & Son Landscaping were ...

  • Published
    April 12, 2010

    Rockport Select Board to discuss charter changes, water rate hike

    The Rockport Select Board will meet Monday, April 12 to consider an agenda that includes a discussion of possible changes to the town charter. Rockport resident Chris Shrum said April 5 that board Chairman Robert Duke and Select Board member Tom Farley have been acting in violation of the town charter's provisions on conflict of interest and the decision-making process. Duke said the proposed change to the ...

  • Published
    April 6, 2010

    Rockport Select Board, Budget Committee lock horns

    The Rockport Budget Committee has expressed concern about the process by which the town's Select Board reached a budget decision. At its March 30 meeting, the budget committee voted to support all parts of the Select Board's proposed budget warrant for fiscal year 2010-11 except the articles for public safety, public works, and culture and recreation. In the public safety budget, there were two items that did ...

  • Published
    April 6, 2010

    Conflict of interest concerns spark Rockport charter change talks

    Rockport Select Board Chairman Robert Duke said he might not seek reelection when his term expires in June. "I've been frankly on the fence as to whether I want to run or not," Duke said April 6. Rockport resident Chris Shrum said April 5 that Duke and Select Board member Tom Farley have been acting in violation of the town charter's provisions on conflict of interest and the decision-making process. Duke ...

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