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Small Town Life, part 3

I'm getting near the warrant now. But first, a report excerpt from Lynn Greene, our fabulous Town Clerk, and Leis Phinney, her equally fabulous Assistant Town Clerk. From the Dog Licensing section:

We sold 267 Licenses in 2009 which consisted of: 6 Kennel Licenses for up to 4-dogs and 5 Kennel Licenses for up to 10-dogs, 22-Females, 32-Males, 132-Spayed Females and 156-Neutered Males. What's the most favorite name(s) for a dog? There's a 2-way tie with 6 dogs each named Max and Sadie. We have a 3-way tie with 5 dogs eachnamed: Buddy, Ginger and Jake and with 40-way tie with 4 dogs each named: Angel, Bear, Cody and Molly(ie). What's the favorite breed? Again, the Lab won with a count of 60, next we have 33 Shepherds, following with 15 Chihuahuas, 14 Beagles, 14 Dachshund, 14 Rotties, 10 Shih-Tzu, 11 Poms, 11 Jack Russells, and 10 Poodles.

In other demographics, I think we're pretty darned good on registered voters.Tthe following numbers are from slightly different times, but we reportedly have 1,869 residents. 1,279 of those are registered voters. Another 159 are in elementary school and 128 in high school. I don't have a count on the babes and tots under age 5, but they account for a good number of the remaining 303 folks.

I'm surprised by how few hunting, fishing, and sporting licenses the town sold: 2-Hunting, 10-Sporting, 10-Fishing, and 1-Trapping. Plus the following stamps: 7-Archery, 3-Waterfowl, and 6-Primitive Firearms.

Ahhh. All becomes clear. You can buy hunting, fishing, and sporting licenses all over the place, not just from your Town Clerk. The numbers now make a lot more sense.

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marsgov
May. 13th, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
"Near the warrant?" Uh, what?
gerisullivan
May. 13th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC)
Yep. I was on page 100; the warrant starts on page 109:

"GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hearby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of Wales...."

Five pages later, we get to the juicy end:

"And you are hereby directed to serve this Warrant, by posting up attested copies thereof in at least three (3) conspicuous places in the Town.

"Hereof, fail not, and make return of the warrant with your doings thereon to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of the meeting, as aforesaid."


I trust it made more sense once you got down to part 1.

I especially like that "posting up" direction. No posting down, now, or sideways, either.



Edited at 2010-05-13 05:59 am (UTC)
marsgov
May. 13th, 2010 11:12 am (UTC)
Nope, I'm still behind, can't find any post about Part 1, but I think I get it now.

I'm glad it's not, for example, and warrant for you.
gerisullivan
May. 13th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
Small Town Life turned out to be Part 1 after the fact. Small Town Life, continued was Part 2.

The specific mention of the Town Warrant is down in the last paragraph of Small Town Life, if you want to skip past the tobacco and campground permits, the trees planted in the town cemetery, and the saga of the street sweeper.

Thanks for your good wishes on my warrant-free existence. Currently and as far as I know, anyway.
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