Town leaders drafting public meeting conduct policy

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Please mind your P’s and Q’s, Norwell leaders are asking of townsfolk attending local public meetings.

Selectmen chairwoman Ellen Allen says she doesn’t like what she’s been seeing – or, more specifically, hearing – lately, so she and others on the Board of Selectmen are drafting a code of conduct policy outlining proper etiquette during public meetings, similar to what was approved by selectmen in the town of Kingston recently.

Allen said there wasn’t a specific incident that triggered the board’s action but rather an ongoing lack of respect some individuals have displayed. She said that once the policy is approved, selectmen will share it with committees and boards that report to them and expect them to adopt it.

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