In reading the summary of the latest Board of Selectmen meeting I found that there is apparently a misunderstanding about the commitment I made as chair of the Board of Finance concerning the proposed Sport Hill Pathway.
My commitment was to place the issue on our agenda for our next meeting with the understanding that all the relevant backup information, including cost estimates and how they were arrived at, would be made available to the board and the public so an informed decision can be made.
I did not commit to vote one way or the other on the request for funds. My practice always has been to not make a final decision or commitment until the party requesting an appropriation has made their presentation and I and my fellow board members have had the opportunity to ask any questions we feel will help us make the best decision.
Easton Board of Finance Chairman