I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. The BoS led by Charlie Flynn is hell bent on emasculating the finance committee. According to what was said at the most recent FC meeting Charlie was most likely to have been the one who sent out an email that states emphatically that Laura Allen and Kevin Zurrin will not be reappointed to the FC. It is statements like this that show that this BoS is trying to purge the FC of anyone who doesn’t march to their drum beat. If this reappointment is successfully prevented then the finance committee will be severely weakened. Mark my words, without Laura the FC will not pursue the water company audit with the same tenacity. It is Laura who has the most knowledge to guide the audit. I have to wonder why Charlie doesn’t want to see this audit go forward.
Laura Allen has served on the Finance Committee for over a decade. Under her leadership the FC has made the towns financial matters more transparent than in any other administration. Perhaps this is why this BoS is trying to drive her out. This BoS knows that if Laura is reappointed that she will dig up every dirty little secret that the water company has been hiding for so many years. This is Charlie’s greatest fear. I have to wonder if perhaps Charlie is hiding something; we know by his own words that he doesn’t believe in a transparent town government.
I warned awhile back that the BoS were intent on weakening the FC. At this June 3rd meeting the BoS, apparently at the insistence of Charlie, will attempt to block the reappointment of Laura Allen. We know Charlie’s out for blood and he makes it obvious by his own words and deeds. He rules and is ruled by his rage. Perhaps this is why the other selectmen can’t stand against him. Charlie may act all humble at the meetings but don’t be fooled; Charlie is the one setting the agenda and I don’t think Bruce or Mary would ever dare to oppose him. Face it, He is the reason that the town has been opened up to the possibility of multiple lawsuits.
To all who attended my deposition and those who wanted to be there and couldn’t, there is going to be another attempted removal of a finance committee member. For the sake of the integrity of the Finance Committee I would ask that anyone who can make it to this meeting please come on June 3rd at 6:30 in the town hall.