Letter: We have reached rock bottom — time to recall

Posted 10/8/19

To the editor:

I have watched several of the town council meetings on video and this is what our town government has become? Robert Coulter and Justin Katz are the subject of the recall. Mr. …

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Letter: We have reached rock bottom — time to recall

Posted

To the editor:

I have watched several of the town council meetings on video and this is what our town government has become? Robert Coulter and Justin Katz are the subject of the recall. Mr. Coulter files a complaint against the Tiverton Board of Canvassers (BOC) and wanted the recall election invalidated, the town solicitor did not show up at the BOC meeting to advise them. The BOC votes to deny the complaint and also ask the town council for their own legal counsel.

At the council meeting, Mr. Ciccione gets caught in a contradiction as to why he did not attend the BOC meeting. Coulter and Katz have refused to recuse themselves from the discussion and vote. The result (pause for dramatic effect), no independent council for the BOC. Then Mr. Katz tries to muddy the waters further by suggesting that there is an open meeting law violation because there was conversation about scheduling a meeting.

Ms. Moran and Mr. Harris, who are both Republican members of the BOC, have a combined 20 plus years of volunteer service to the town are attacked by outright lies with zero evidence to back up the claim of an open meeting violation. This is not the first time volunteers were attacked or ignored by Mr. Coulter and Katz.

At this rate no one will want to volunteer to help the town because these two are constantly placing road blocks in front of well-meaning volunteers. We will have to pay people to do the thousands of hours of volunteer work just to keep the town running. Watch what that does to the budget and your taxes.

Enough of this already, vote out Coulter and Katz on the 10th. There is nowhere to go but up from there.

Tracy Gates

Tiverton

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