Congratulations to the newly elected and reelected members to the Board of Selectmen. The following is the oath of office that each must take prior to serving and to which each must adhere to keep faith with the people of Billerica, the town of Billerica and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. All citizens should keep this oath in mind as they witness Selectmen (and all government officials in leadership positions) perform their duties in order to judge that performance and fitness to continue serving the good people of Billerica:
I have linked all of the referred to documents that must be understood, obeyed and enforced by each selectman in accordance with his or her oath of office above in underlined italics. But what is not discussed is what happens when a selectman violates his or her oath? What guidance, process or procedure is there for those who wish to seek remediation from being wronged? When I find specific documentation on this topic, I will replace this paragraph with a reference(s) to such guidance, process or procedure.
It is critical to remember that if Billerica truly wants to end the dysfunction that has hurt the reputation of our town, its economic and livability potentials that we must hold each member of our leadership team to this oath of office without exception."Leadership, Oaths and Accountability",