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    ABOUT THE WRITER Kathy Hansen Wootton, shown here with her late father, Claude Hansen, is a native of Blackstone and volunteer with the non-profit Harris Memorial Armory Group.

ARMORY QUESTION ALREADY ANSWERED

Blackstone is ethically bound by document supporting renovation

After listening to Janet Bunnell and Mary Ann Silverman speak at the Aug. 19th Town Council meeting -- and thinking about the Town’s 2014 resolution in support of the Harris Memorial Armory and the proposed community “Voting Day” -- I believe we have a solution to our “problem.”

Some Councilmembers don’t want to say ‘yes’ to a project that they fear will cost the Town of Blackstone lots of money. But they don’t have to make that decision.

The previous Council, which approved the 2014 Resolution, made that decision for them. There’s no need for any motion or vote unless the current Council votes to rescind that resolution.

And, unless rescinded, Council is legally and -- more importantly -- ethically bound to abide by it.

 

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