To The Daily Sun,
The facts are that the present Board of Selectmen have in just a few months done harm to the Town of Gilmanton.
The Selectmen's administrative assistant resigned after the board took away her responsibility of taking the minutes and reduced her hours to part-time without benefits. The town's electrician, who happened to campaign for Mr. Currier, was let go. Mr. Ogni spent many hours bringing the Academy back from the flood. He knows our buildings. What a loss.
The Board of Selectmen decided after recording their non-public rant, insulting a contractor, a town employee, and anything else that entered their minds, that it was all public business.
The Board of Selectmen voted to let go the town resident who maintained the Academy lawn for 16 years. This after a public input session where Mr. McWhinnie did not want to let the man speak. The vote was taken in an illegal meeting to let him go.
This past week the Board of Selectmen called an emergency meeting about the Police Department, but did not invite the police chief to attend. Why was that?
This past Monday the Board of Selectmen voted 2-1 to give the selectmen's meeting room to the town clerk/tax collector for an office. This after receiving letters from various town boards expressing reservations concerning this major change. What was the rush? Why did you ask for input when you did not want it?
The board also accepted the resignation of the planning administrator, and voted that a Highway Department employee has two months to get his CDL (commercial driver's license). Who is running the Highway Department?
Mr. Blake speaks his mind and I support that. Should this board do something positive I would imagine he would congratulate them. At this moment there has been very little to celebrate.
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