Gun Discussion Postponed Due to Overcrowding at Town Hall
During Representative Jim Arciero and Senate Eileen Donoghue's discussion on the state budget, Selectman Kelly Ross was informed that Town Hall was over capacity and discussion on the town warrant would have to be delayed.
This morning the Westford Patch asked if Town Hall would be big enough to hold everyone wanting to discuss Article 30 and other gun-related warrant articles at this spring's upcoming town meeting, and the answer appears to be no.
In what Selectman Kelly Ross called "one of the lowest moments of his career as a Selectman," discussion on anything relating to guns was postponed to a date yet to be announced, with approximately 100 people gathered in the hallway and meeting room.
We will have more on this story as it develops.
UPDATE 8:50 p.m. - We've been told that approximately 50 people were downstairs in addition to the more than approximately 100 upstairs.
UPDATE: 8:53 p.m. - Article 19 (Authority for Selectmen to Take Easements Related to Route 40 Culvert Replacement Project and Article) and Article 20 (Designate Westford as Economic Target Area under the Economic Development Program) have been removed from the Warrant.
UPDATE: 8:56 p.m. - Article 3 (Supplemental Appropriations, $75,000) has been recommended 4-0-0. We will have more on the other items tomorrow.