GREENE – Members of Boy Scout Troop #55 had a chance to see their local elected officials at work earlier this month. In order to earn a badge for “Citizenship in the Community,” the boys attended a meeting of Greene’s Town Council.
Accompanied by Troop Leader Bernie McDermott, the boys were the model of behavior during the hour long meeting on Nov. 12. They listened attentively as board members discussed raising the senior tax exemption, heard committee reports and adopted the 2009 preliminary budget.
The scouts even had a chance to participate during the public comment portion of the meeting.
Boy Scout Christian Lopez was the first to pose a question to the board. Lopez, who indicated an interest in attending future Town meetings, asked when the next would be taking place.
Town Supervisor Jack Cook informed him that the December meeting would take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 15, and told the young man he was welcome to attend.
Boy Scout Adam Hunt asked a harder question, requesting a status update on the rebuilding of the bathrooms at the Greene Ball Flats...