To the editor:
The recent election was a great exercise of one of our most valuable rights as citizens, and the fact that 2,058 China residents (about 70 percent of registered voters) cast votes is very noteworthy. Of the three ballot questions approved, all three are being implemented.
Of the two ballot questions that were not adopted, I was particularly attentive that 1,241 votes were cast to preserve the Quorum Ordinance, which requires that at least four percent of the registered voters as of January 1 of each year must be present at a town meeting in order to conduct business.
As an optimistic person I am hopeful this indicates that participation will be different from recent history. Town staff expend considerable effort to ensure a quorum is present each year, but if residents are passionate enough to preserve the quorum requirement, I look forward to seeing all 1,241 of you who voted for the quorum requirement at my first town meeting in March 2019. That will be “Wicked Good!”
Dennis L. Heath
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