Stapczynski also offered some examples of write-in comments provided by residents in the town’s recent citizen survey.
One that struck him, he said, was “use Newburyport as a model for the perfect downtown,” he said. “Then, somebody wrote in, ‘Keep taxes down or we’re going to move to North Andover.’”
As the audience chuckled at the comment and local North Andover officials cheered the comment, Stapczynski read one more.
“My wife must have written this one,” he said. “‘I think we need a new town manager. The current one is only adequate.’”
— Dustin Luca