Messina responded by saying he is trying make participation as easy as possible.
"The public has a lot on their plate," he responded. "I'm trying to make it easier for people to get information while they still have a lot on their plate."
South Bethlehem resident Linda Jasinski said she was disappointed with the board.
"I'd like to express my disappointment to the town board for not even bringing up to vote Sam's proposal," said Jasinski. "You could have at least done that. It just shows when someone is not lock and step with you, you can shut them out."
Cunningham disagreed with her assessment.
"Sam was not shut out," Cunningham told Jasinski. "I strongly disagree that we dismissed his item just because we didn't motion it forward. I think everyone on this board gave very careful consideration and expressed their views on why they were not supporting it."
Concluding he said, "A 'no motion' is almost the same as a 'no vote,' they're very similar."
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