Require Town of Oxford to Bring CPV Tax Stabilazation Plan to Referendum Vote
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On May 1st the residents of Oxford were required to vote on a very important issue. Residents were required to be present in a not well publicized meeting at 6pm in order to vote. This deal was to establish a 20 year relationship with a private company involving millions of tax dollars, approximately 117 million dollars to be exact. There were a few hundred people able to attend this meeting out of the 12,000 residents in the town. This is a very important contract that will have major economic and health issues for all residents current and future. The previous votes were left to a referendum vote. The referendum votes gave a window of time to vote via secret ballot. This was the best solution to allow a larger number of residents to express their opinion. The Board of Selectman knew this was not a favorable issue as it has been voted down in the past. They chose to have the vote at a specific time by a show of hands vote. An issue as controversial as this should have been brought to referendum. By signing this petition you are expressing your dissatisfaction with the unprofessional process the Board of Selectman chose to use. Also by signing this you are requesting that the vote from tonight be determined to be non representative and nullified in favor of a referendum vote.
-There are reports that IDs were not checked to vote at the meeting. This should invalidate the vote based on the general town practice of checking for proof of voting status. The towns meeting notice was addressed to "qualified electors and voters". If it is true that they did not verify the voting status of those attending the meeting, the vote should be invalidated.
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