It was a ka-RAZY meeting. The 2021 RTM ran into overtime and continued Sunday (3/21), and since the members only had the remaining agenda to handle, they were alert and curious at the end. Many members and the moderator made efforts to preserve even more time for the proposals of the RTM members.
BCS advanced an uncontroversial educational pamphlet for the members that passed overwhelmingly. Toward the end there were a glitch and a flurry of objections as the establishment didn’t have a quorum (enough participants) for a big money maneuver. The panic was hilarious, as the moderator counted the members three times and Tim Wessel apparently arranged for people to return from dinner to vote to “adjourn the meeting to a later date so we could convene only to officially end the meeting”.
But people left as the diners returned and we had to be counted again. A vote to adjourn until we could consider more of our own proposals almost passed, and several original RTM proposals were approved. Great progress on activating RTM!.
The quote from the charter “RTM is a guiding body for the town and a source of ideas, proposals and commentary” is becoming a meme in Brattleboro.
Thanks again for Tim Wessel’s help.