To the editor:
I would like to thank two of the six counsel members who voted against hiring a full-time planner.
Councilors Chabot and Arruda had the good sense to vote no on the proposal while Councilor Gerlach was absent. As a member of the Budget Committee, I spent time looking at the monthly reports the planner sends to the Town Council on activity in that department. The reports stated there was little to no activity month after month. This is why I voted for a part-time planner. There is no need for a full time position since there is really no development in town.
Now we learn the town’s union is filling a complaint because the council violated the terms of the contract — $$$$. The advise given to the council was obviously flawed. We as taxpayers will be burdened with legal costs and a full-time position that funding was not provided for. Joe Sousa