Select Board Sets $10,000 Cap For Investigation of Town Manager
The Select Board voted to appoint member Alison Manugian to work with the law firm of Mead, Talerman & Costa of Newburyport who were selected to conduct the investigation of Town Manager Mark Haddad. The direction from the Board was to set a cap of $10,000 contingent on the approval of a Reserve Fund Transfer.
Manugian advised that the firm could turn the investigation around in two to three weeks for in the neighborhood of $5,000 to $8,000, with “five interviews at a minimum.”
The Select Board voted for an investigation as a result of a formal complaint issued by Fire Dept Task Force member Jenifer Evans in which she claimed that in Haddad’s behavior towards her, “he was using verbal and physical methods to intimidate me over the years.”
She cited a January 7 meeting where there were words between the two regarding Evans violation of the Open Meeting Law, and her contention that Haddad should have told the Task Force to read her memo that she sent to all of them at a public meeting.
(Ed. Note – Full text of the complaint appears on page 2 of the February 1 edition of The Groton Herald.