The meeting is at 10 a.m. at the Swampscott library.
Wednesday, May 1
A group of citizens and members of the respective unions in town have formed a committee called Coalition for Swampscott's Future. The committee will hold a question and answer meeting on the second floor at the Swampscott library Saturday, May 4, from 10 am to 1 pm. The committee invites all Town Meeting members to attend and ask questions about Article 5, regarding Selectman Barry Greenfield's proposed home rule petition on pensions and health insurance.
The discussion and vote will take place in the Swampscott High School auditorium at 7
The last time selectmen gathered to talk about Selectman Barry Greenfield's home rule petition proposal Town Hall's first-floor over-flowed with people. So, tonight, when the board holds talks and votes on whether to place the petition question on the Town Meeting warrant the venue will be much bigger — the high school auditorium. Greenfield's question would ask the town to give selectmen authority to file a petition with the Legislature — asking lawmakers to pass legislation related to pensions and health insurance for new employees. The law would allow towns to offer alternative retirement and health insurance benefits for new employees in collective bargaining with unions. As it stands, pensions and health benefits are mandated by the …