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Miceli must have used the wrong form letter on this one

Postby Wayne Knight on Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:18 am

Either Miceli used the wrong form letter on this over the top endorsement, or he has no clue about the duties of the moderator:


Jerry Selissen right choice for Tewksbury's moderator

The Lowell Sun
Updated: 03/22/2014 06:34:27 AM EDT0 Comments

The town of Tewksbury has a golden opportunity before it. A longtime citizen, leader, and role model for the community, Jerome "Jerry" Selissen, has chosen to step forward as a candidate for town moderator.

He will unquestionably fulfill the requirements of the position beyond the greatest expectations.

This decision by Jerry to run should be embraced by all voters, as his expertise in office, if elected, will greatly contribute to the quality of life here in the town of Tewksbury.

Mr. Selissen provides voters with a choice that guarantees dedication, ambition, and direction in their local government. Always attentive to the voices and opinions on the community, Jerry knows the concerns of the citizens of Tewksbury.

He will work to continuously reach out to constituents in the community, and work to ensure that all aspects of the town government will work to serve the people. Residents can expect Mr. Selissen to tackle problems ranging from developing economic growth and promoting businesses in town to maintaining the highest quality of education for our young citizens.

He has been an extremely active contributor in town for many years, from volunteering in youth sports as a soccer coach to chairing the town manager selection committee.

Mr. Selissen will help lead Tewksbury to embrace and overcome any financial, social, or political challenges the town will face. As someone with strong morals, a hard work ethic, and well-planned ideas for our community, Jerry would be one of the finest choices for the role of town moderator the town of Tewksbury has seen for many years.

I hope that you also will vote for Mr. Selissen on April 5 to fulfill this role as town moderator. We will see Tewksbury become a stronger, more vibrant, and ambitious community in the years to come.

JIM MICELI

State Representative

17th Middlesex District



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Re: Miceli must have used the wrong form letter on this one

Postby Clorox on Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:41 am

Miceli is out to lunch. A lesson not to hitch your wagon to a fool.
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Postby swamper on Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:42 am

While admittedly over the top in citing duties that are not within the Town Moderator's parameters, you can't take away Selissen's many community involvements on record over the years in comparison to his opponent. IMO, he is the best choice between the two without a doubt......I'd hate for our Town Meeting to be stuck with the alternative.
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Postby Mrs C on Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:14 am

swamper wrote:While admittedly over the top in citing duties that are not within the Town Moderator's parameters, you can't take away Selissen's many community involvements on record over the years in comparison to his opponent. IMO, he is the best choice between the two without a doubt......I'd hate for our Town Meeting to be stuck with the alternative.


I agree, Swamper. Keith did a tremendous job, and has left some really big shoes to fill. I may not always agree with Jerry, but I'm glad he stepped up to run for Moderator. :D
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Postby Wayne Knight on Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:11 am

swamper wrote:... you can't take away Selissen's many community involvements on record over the years ...


Every time I open my real estate tax and sewer bills, I am reminded of Selissen's worst community involvement; namely the sewer fiasco. He and his CDM cronies got the initial $80 million approved at town meeting on lies and empty promises, and then duped town meeting into throwing another $20 million down the crap hole.

And you, Mrs. C and others want to put Selissen in charge of the same town meeting. Talk about irony. Either you have short memories, or you are smoking the same wacky tobacky that bobr must smoke.

No thanks!
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Postby splice on Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:33 am

Indeed, the sewer bill is a tough pill to swallow. To me the Water/Sewer Dept. slush fund is almost criminal.

Now, to be a Devil's advocate. If the sewer project was still ongoing today, because we decided to delay it and spread out the cost, how much would it cost? A lot more in total, I would suspect.
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Postby swamper on Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:50 pm

And using that same logic of people having short memories...... you would rather put the only elected official (to my recollection) to actually be booted from Town Mtg., escorted out by police (remember that front page photo in the Sun the next day...you know, the one with the big grin?) for not FOLLOWING the rules of the MODERATOR...and give them the JOB/ultimate power over Town Mtg. in the way we govern our Town? Talk about irony! SERIOUSLY. Can you say 3-ring circus?
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Postby Mrs C on Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:45 pm

swamper wrote:...and give them the JOB/ultimate power over Town Mtg. in the way we govern our Town? Talk about irony! SERIOUSLY. Can you say 3-ring circus?


And therein lies my major concern. There is a vocal contingent that would like nothing more than to have our form of government obliterated. What better way to do that than vote someone in who will turn the process into a fiasco, thereby allowing said contingent to use it as a catalyst to move us away from open town meeting? Not saying it's going to happen, but if 2 or 3 OTMs devolve into chaos, it could easily becoming a rallying cry for the "Change the Charter" advocates.
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Postby bigdaddy on Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:30 am

Doug Sears could not be any worse of a choice. He turned the Town Meeting process upside down. He made a mockery of how Town Meeting works. I implore you, please do not vote in Doug Sears.
Whatever your feelings about Jerry Sellisen, he truely has the towns best interest in mind. I dont dispute our sewer costs are high. I am someone who voted for each and every sewer vote. My neighborhood needed town sewer badly. I gladly pay my sewer/water bill each time. I have not had water in my basement since we got sewerage on our street.
Doug uses the town to continue his single minded agenda.
Jerry has done what he thought was best for the towns people.

Jerry for Moderator.......................
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Postby CryFowler on Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:12 am

Next time you open your Real Estate tax bill and your eyes explode, realize that we will be paying for Jerry Sellissen's sewer project fiasco for many many years to come and that the costs are only increasing over time. I will not be voting for Jerry as Town Moderator, instead I will be sending him my tax bill every quarter and he can do some explaining.

Thank you Jerry Sellissen for making Tewksbury even less affordable than Andover.
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Postby Rabib on Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:48 pm

How many times at Town Meeting did we ask Jerry about the cost of the Sewer program? Did we ever get straight answers from Jerry? Most people knew about the ledge problems before the Sewer project started, and, I if I remember correctly, the ledge issue was brought up at the beginning. He low balled the cost to get it through Town Meeting. Is this the person you want running Town Meeting in the future?
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Postby Save Tewksbury Now on Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:39 pm

bigdaddy wrote:Doug Sears could not be any worse of a choice. He turned the Town Meeting process upside down. He made a mockery of how Town Meeting works. I implore you, please do not vote in Doug Sears.
Whatever your feelings about Jerry Sellisen, he truely has the towns best interest in mind. I dont dispute our sewer costs are high. I am someone who voted for each and every sewer vote. My neighborhood needed town sewer badly. I gladly pay my sewer/water bill each time. I have not had water in my basement since we got sewerage on our street.
Doug uses the town to continue his single minded agenda.
Jerry has done what he thought was best for the towns people.

Jerry for Moderator.......................


I could not agree more. Doug is mentally and emotional unstable. His outbursts at prior town meetings should be a massive red flag. Him as town moderator?! Seriously, anyone else but him.
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Postby Harry on Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:35 am

Two quick questions this morning;

A. Was Doug Sears right or wrong in his challenge at TM that the ownership of the Scam Mall land was legally in question.

B. Did Jerry Selissen set into motion a process that has led to massive red ink, a water sewer enterprise fund that’s now being used as a tax vehicle and a system that has Tewksbury sitting with the 2nd highest water/sewer rates in Massachusetts…and BTW with no end in sight.

Miceli, ya he’s a neutral source to comment on Sears. Miceli had crawled under the sheets with Sullivan during the infamous I’ll swap you prime State land for wetlands scam. Doug called Miceli on it and put a stop to it….as he should have. Miceli then uses his loyal hack dogs to have Doug removed from his position from the State Hospital board of trustees.

If you like what Miceli tried to do to Tewksbury and you are just peachy with what Selissen started with the sewer debacle…..then I guess Selissen’s your guy.

The rest of you…..how soon we forget eh…..
Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson
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Postby bigdaddy on Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:37 am

I have lived in town all my life (3rd generation)
I own the home I grew up in.
We had Septic/Sewer problems as long as we had a leach field
The cost of a new septic system would have been 18-20 thousand to replace
I no longer get water in my basement and attribute it to not putting all my household water into the leach field
I finished my basement and can now use the whole house year round.
I think Sewer in the whole town is one of the many things that makes this town great
I want to live here and only here.
What some see as a negative, I see as a positive

Jerry Sellisen for Moderator.

Doug has an agenda to serve Doug and only Doug

Maybe im nieve but what did jerry gain that every other resident didnt gain as well
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Postby bigdaddy on Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:39 am

One more thing

If and when you decide to sell your home, you wont have to spend 18,000 for a new septic system when it fails title 5

if your not tied in it will cost far less when you do versus a new septic system
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