Letter to the Editor: Manager should be able to handle questions

Published 10:58 am Friday, February 19, 2021

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To the editor:

After reading the articles and letters in this paper in the last few weeks regarding the interim town manager and an elected commissioner, I must admit to some confusion.

It was quoted that the interim town manager has four jobs. That alone is strange, at the very least and perhaps, would lead to a lot of stress for even an experienced manager … not to mention a person who had no experience as a town manager. No wonder an inexperienced manager had a melt down when she had four jobs perform (no mention of what they are). She must have forgotten that a town manager is supposed to answer questions for a board member duly elected by the citizens.

A commissioner’s duty is to serve the residents. A manager’s duty is to serve the elected board. A manager is way past her job description when she criticizes a commissioner for trying to serve the residents.

Perhaps this manager needs to apologize to Ms Vaughn-Jones – the commissioner, and just take a break. Maybe a long one.

Diane Foster