MIDDLEBORO, Mass. -- Observers from Secretary of State William Galvin's office will attend Saturday's historic town meeting.
Observers from Secretary of State William Galvin's office will attend Saturday's historic town meeting.
Galvin's office has been working with Town Clerk Eileen Gates and other town leaders as plans progress for what is expected to be the largest town meeting.
"The clerk has agreed to most of what the office has suggested," Galvin spokesman Brian McNiff said Thursday.
The one outstanding issue, he said, is assistance for handicapped voters.
Gates, meanwhile, said Galvin's office is satisfied with the plans that are in place.
A member of Galvin's staff was set to meet with the planning committee Thursday, but no one attended.
McNiff said the office will be represented Saturday.
"There will be observers from the Secretary of State's office there on Saturday," he said.
This comes as Attorney General Martha Coakley's office reviews a resident's concern about the legality of the meeting.
In that letter, Jessie Powell criticized the availability of materials for voters and the lack of money to cover the cost of the meeting.
The state Office on Disability, meanwhile, is satisfied with accommodations for the handicapped at town meeting.
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