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Westmore votes for floor meetings

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by Joseph Gresser

WESTMORE — Just under 50 people showed up for a special Town Meeting here Monday night.  It appears they enjoyed the experience.  At any rate those who were there voted overwhelmingly against moving from a floor meeting to Australian ballot.

During the summer a group of Westmore citizens put together three petitions, each calling for a vote on deciding a different part of town business by Australian ballot.  One asked voters to decide all public questions by secret ballot, the second called for choosing town officers in the same manner, and the third would have budget items decided by balloting.

The Westmore Select Board gave the petitions to Town Attorney Jim Barlow and asked him to give them the once-over…

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