There will always be a few that will feel that no matter what is done it is unfair, against them, and a "sham". If nothing will change except the date, then they should calm down, take a deep breath, and hold it until the next meeting. Maybe then those adults will pass out, miss the meeting, and business can carry on without their whining.
The email went on to acknowledge the "disconnect" was due to emotional, physical, and spiritual distress over the past year here in town due to the meteorological events we have all been slammed with.
No. I don't agree. We all experienced the past years events, but we all did not disconnect. Meltdown, yes, but for the most part we are all stable.
No, it's just that some folks do this. They feel that no matter what the action is being taken that there must be a reason behind it that does not support their agenda. These folks have always been here, and always will. All one can do is offer up the reasons behind the move, hope it sinks in, and move on. Most often that's all it takes.
Don't feed the fire. If the group wants to address it more, then they can do so on the floor at the next Special Town Meeting.
Word of caution, though, they shouldn't go on and on, and on about it. All that will do will extend the night, and who knows, maybe the vote would have to be postponed again to the next night.
Now, that would be something this "stressed out" town would appreciate a lot, a bit of humorous karma.
Email posted below:
Thomas R. Creamer
Sturbridge Board of Selectmen