Gilford official says low turnout led to end of summer forum
The forum was started in the 1990s after a group of owners of summer homes in town asked for a meeting at which town issues could be discussed; it featured town employees giving their department reports.
In recent years, there have been fewer residents than town employees at the forum.
So, at their weekly meeting Wednesday night, the selectmen decided to try going a year without the meeting, so there will be no forum this summer.
Any summer residents with concerns about town issues should contact the town office Grenier said.
“I have not attended the summer forum for a few years, but it seems that it has not been well-attended,” said Sandy McGonagle.
“I was sad to learn about the summer forum being cancelled,” said Carol Anderson.
“I hope that the island and summer residents will ask for this tradition to return and that they will take the time to attend such an event.”McGonagle agreed. “If summer residents and others would like to see it continue, I am certain that they will come forward,” she said.