Letter to the Editor: Manager should be able to handle questions
Published 10:58 am Friday, February 19, 2021
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.