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Here’s The Scoop … Did She Or Didn’t She Get The Green Today?…

April 23, 2010 by Barbara

POCKETBOOK  FULL OF CASH OR THE CHECK’S IN THE MAIL?…

Dear Readers…Today is the day former Town Manager did or did not get her full compensation… The previous posts contain the scenario that unfolded according to many as soon as the 4-1 vote to terminate came down and the hall was emptied until the next meeting a 6:30…

VM Dodd  and Comm. Vincent and we believe Comm. Sasser and Mayor Minnet  wanted the payment stopped until the reconciliation was provided to them…

Also as previously posted VM Dodd called JohnO and asked him to call Atty. Trevarthen to verify he could stop the payment without 5 commissioners calling a special meeting as he obstinately stated in a prior conversation to the VM…

Last night VM Dodd sent an e-mail to the Town Atty. to inquire if that call was received and the status of the former Town Manager’s payout…As of this afternoon a little past noon.. we do not know what JohnO did…or did not do… …Did he release the payment or did he stop it as was requested most likely from 4 of the 5 commissioners?…

Again, the issue is not paying the former Town Manager what she is entitled to under the terms of her contract…but the verification of what she was entitled to…when those numbers were researched and tabulated…so that it was correct…The red flag went up after the Town Atty. found that it was a “Done Deal”…and the interim Town Manager went practically postal in his incorrect stance to thwart any accounting (such as a copy of what he presented Human Resources Manager Kathy O’Brien )… to be turned over to the commissioners … to answer for his “highly unusual” action taken which ewe hear “made the Town Attys jaws drop”… when they heard what he had done…and as far as we know now his refusal to stop payment on the disbursement of this $250,000+ check to his former boss!…

We now know the Town Atty.  sent a letter today to JohnO to cover what transpired since Wed. and to state his lack of response and his incredulous replies to the Atty. that he and staff were too busy to assist the Town Attys in a full accounting!… The Town Attys. have put in writing that they were and are precluded from doing their job as directed by the commission due to JohnO …. YIKES!…

We also there will be a Special Meeting on Monday April 26, 2010 at 4 pm in Jarvis Hall to discuss Town Business Matters …prior to the 5 pm Special Meeting to choose an interim Town Manager to replace JohnO…and hopefully to terminate JohnO before he is replaced…effective immediately!…

Updates to come…if and when we hear if Esther Colon got her $250,000+ “Green” today courtesy of her pal JohnO!…

more to come…

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