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Here’s The Scoop … What Did You Do After Town Manager Colon Was Terminated? …

JOHNO WENT AFTER HOURS INTO TOWN HALL TO CUT A CHECK TO HIS NEWLY TERMINATED BOSS ?…

Dear Readers… In the previous post this writer posted that a check was written and it was a “Done Deal” for terminated Town Manager Colon less than 24 hours after she was canned!..

Today, we hear the newly appointed interim to the interim Town Manager John Olinzock went into Town Hall after the Special Meeting and began or continued work on the payout to his new former boss …( How could they possibly have all the numbers in place and verified right after the Special Meeting?)…The question is why?… Why would the newly elevated Asst. Town Manager make such a choice?…He was literally standing at the podium in front of the  commission asking what his duties would be…wanting to know his job description and listening as some points were made from the commission and the Town Atty. not to act in any substantive manner that might be misconstrued…WOW!… Did he have a lapse of judgment?…A momentary case of amnesia?…. Or did he just decide to go for it and stick it to his bosses …having other plans in place after the proverbial you know what hit the fan in response to his action…unless he was really brain damaged or brainwashed and thought his nighttime visit would go unnoticed and he would get a pass…No such luck!…

Piecing together various accounts…it appears that JohnO went in after the meeting as stated above…and then quickly presented the Kathy O’Brien, the Town’s Human Resources Manager …(and a very close ally and pal to Colon)…. what was the final amount of the “golden payout” to Colon the following morning (Wed. 421/10)…It appears that the Town Attorney’s checked in to assist in the process …only to be told in so many words…the “deed” was a “Done Deal”……The Town Atty. was apparently disturbed by this most unusual action taken by JohnO and proceeded to contact the commission on his exploits…The commission we hear …at least the majority of the commission we assume reacted much as the Town Atty. …this writer and the many who read about it today…with utter disbelief!… When called upon by various commissioners for the Town Atty. to proceed to inquire about the specifics…not only the act itself but the numbers involved and what they were based on …The astounding reply we hear, from the interim Town ManagerJohnO …who by the way is already listed as such on the Town website …was even more so after what it is said he did…He is said to have replied to the Town Atty. he would not answer their questions directly unless directed by the 5 commissioners and unless he was being charged criminally!…HUH?…The word is the chagrined and speechless Town Atty. passed on the remarks …The commissioners must have really been spinning after hearing JohnO…And I thought he was bad when he addressed the MPSC!… We have heard that JohnO spoke to a few commissioners ..and he did admit to the above…He repeated what the TAtty. said… was obstinate about his position and that of the requirement for 5 commissioners to call a special meeting and direct him to do what they were asking for through the TAtty…. We are told he finally admitted the check was not cut after all…and waffled on the payroll scenario we also heard that  the payout just happened to fall within the payroll date… When pressed about the dates and when the money was distributed he finally owned up to the actual date being tomorrow …It is said he was asked to stop the payment of the payoff until it had been reconciled and presented to the commission…and again he said it was only by direction of the commission… Vice Mayor Dodd called the Town Atty. and was informed that was not so..He called JohnO and said he was misinformed and needed to call the Town Atty. …Olinzock said he would…At this point in time we do not know if that call was made….The interim Town Manager chose to act to release the funds $250,000 + …and VM Dodd said he could also stop the funds from being released Friday until a proper reconciliation was done and presented to the commission.. We hear he was not alone in wanting the payment stopped for this purpose only…Not to keep the former Town Manager from receiving what she was entitled to (and in most taxpayer’s opinions not entitled to…the long held secret one year severance) but to make sure she was walking away with the amount that was due …and there were no discrepancies made… Right now from all accounts that will not happen…that is unless after talking to VM Dodd at the close of business today,  JohnO  suddenly got nervous about his executive decision!…

Who was with JohnO in Town Hall that night?…Was the former Town Manager inside Town Hall with Town Clerk White and 2 other employees as Colon incorrectly stated was “per her contract”?… This writer previously posted that it would be interesting to see what the department heads and hires of Colon would do after she was gone…If today was any indication…the next Town Manager should be busy cleaning house! … Could the latest scuttlebutt have a scintilla of truth…that Colon already has another Town Manager position lined up and she is taking JohnO with her?…YIKES!…If so, who else would join this exodus?…

There has been talk of a Special Meeting to be posted and held at 4:30 pm Monday April 26th before the 5 pm Special Meeting to choose an interim Town Manager to discuss Town Business matters…and it seems that the above interim Town Manager  situation “matters” most!…

JohnO as the interim Town Manager now serves at the pleasure of the commission and he can be terminated buy this commission…for his less than “pleasurable” short stint as the Town’s Chief Administrator…After Mon. night he will be relegated back to Asst. Town Manager and that decision would no longer be theirs to make and handed over to the new interim Town Manager or the new Town Manager….It is this writer’s opinion JohnO should be terminated for his actions on Tuesday …those after the meeting in Town Hall….Those at the MPSC and most especially those done today in the aftermath (thus far)….of the termination of Town Manager Esther Colon and the installation of interim Town Manager John Olinzock !..

more to come…..

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