Archive for March, 2010

Talent Bank redux (2010-3-23)

At a recent Methuen City Council meeting there was discussion on two topics that dealt with appointed boards. During these discussions on appointments two “issues” seem to always crop up. One issue is a quasi-distinction between paid boards and unpaid boards. The second issue is about board vacancies. Boards, by statute are boards. there is […]

Speak! (2010-3-22)

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government. Patrick Henry excerpt from Henry David Thoreau’s essay’s “Resistance to Civil Government.” I HEARTILY ACCEPT the motto, — “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see […]

Mayoral Vehicle Policy [MVP] (2010-3-21)

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian author/poet and an important Renaissance humanist. One quote from him is “Do as we say, and not as we do” . BY HIS HONOR WILLIAM M. MANZI, III MAYOR EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 019-2009 ORDER REGARDING CITY OWNED VEHICLES WHEREAS, The City of Methuen has been […]

Flood Plain Action Plan-one view (2010-3-21)

I have been extremely remiss this month. Not one post. That does not mean that I have been neglectfull. Just busy. Flooding is still on my mind. Another flood event has just come and gone in the past week. Many times I have been asked what can be done? Lot’s of people think the City […]