Do Something About Checks and Balances
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
For those who have followed the public hearing of the former Town Accountant, I don't have to tell you how "counterintuitive" it is (for lack of a better word) to have the Town Administrator be the presiding officer over the same employees who he/she has terminated. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell from the Town Charter it had to be that way.
I would like to change that.
I have submitted a warrant article for the upcoming Town Meeting that would still allow the Town Administrator to terminate the same personnel that he/she is allowed to today. However, it would ensure that the Board of Selectmen would have a role if/when an employee disputes their removal.
The verbiage that will accomplish that is included on the right hand side of the following link.
Please consider supporting this article when it comes to a vote at Town Meeting.
Thank you for your time.