With months of research and discussion behind it, the Charter Revision Commission has decided not to back away from its recommendation that the Inland Wetlands Board be separated from the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Board of Selectmen should accept that decision and allow the proposed charter change to go to voters in November.
As the charter process works, the selectmen get to recommend changes, and voted 3-to-2 to suggest that the charter commission reconsider its proposal to separate wetlands from planning and zoning. Charter commissioners had an opportunity to take the selectmen’s advice — or not. Monday night they decided not to change their recommendation. The process gives the selectmen the final say: they can override the revision commission and remove any of its proposals from the ballot that goes to town voters.