There was great excitement last Saturday as people strolled the common amidst the great variety of craft vendors who were selling their wares. People were so happy to be seeing each other, and there was an abundance of hugging.
Police Chief Richie Pratt gave us a call with a friendly alert that Seth Hood, a seller of educational materials, is going to be hitting the pavement (such as it is) in Nelson over the next few days. Apparently Seth had the wisdom to contact Richie in advance so that if a call of someone roaming around town came in, he’d know who it was. We’re neutral on the topic of whether you should entertain Seth’ sales pitch, but we hope folks will give him a friendly greeting.
It’s a word we want to see on a motel sign when we’re traveling, but not in regard to our ballot for election of town offices.
With town elections just a couple weeks away, we make note of three elected positions for whom there are no registered candidates.
The good news is that since the ballot was created, Laurie Smith has agreed to run as a write-in candidate for the Cemetery Board. Under the leadership of Elaine Giacomo. this board is currently involved in a major planning and organizing project to prepare for a new section of the Nelson Cemetery.
There is an opening for a Trustee of the Trust Funds.
The most urgent need is for someone to step up as town Treasurer (the beloved John Shea who had served this role for many years passed away last November). This position requires some accounting background, knowledge of Quickbooks, and availability two to three times a week (during business hours) for bank deposits. Knowledge of municipal bond and loan negotiations is required. Several hours monthly for account reconciliation. Short monthly meeting with the accountant to review all accounts. This job does provide a stipend.
If you think you might be interested in being a write-in candidate, and/or have questions, please contact town admin Edie Drinkwater: email@example.com , 603-847-0047.
Other town news: Update on Covid protocols: Masks are still required inside the office and only one person at a time is served in the inner office.
Nelson In Common Annual Meeting
Here’s a reminder that our annual meeting will be held at the home of Jen Pepin in Munsonville, on August 21 at 5:00. This will involve a short business meeting, an overview of this exciting re-launch year for Nelson In Common, and ideas about the future – followed by a pot luck supper and extensive visiting. Maybe some live music – we’re working on it.
Due to the residual impact of Covid, we are unable to plan for a larger gathering – so registration is limited to the first 50 people. We hope that you will join us with your good company, and your ideas.