Politics

December 12, 2012

Old Orchard council to mull manager's fate

Councilors will meet with town attorney in private, but Town Manager Mark Pearson, on the job for just this year, asks that complaints against him be publicly aired.

By Gillian Graham ggraham@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Mark Pearson

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She has prepared a list of 16 issues related to the town charter and has evidence to present, but she declined to elaborate before Wednesday's meeting.

She did say she feels that Pearson lied to the council at least twice, once about the sale of property and once about the title and raise given to a human resources employee.

Bolduc said she would be happy to discuss Pearson in public.

"I'm having a harder time staying quiet than I am having a public meeting," she said. "I don't want to cause any legal jeopardy or damage anyone's reputation."

Newly elected Councilor Dana Furtado said he has concerns about a preliminary audit report discussed by the council in executive session on Nov. 27. He declined to explain his concerns because they stem from the closed-door session.

Furtado said he wants to meet with the rest of the council to find out whether his concerns are "plausible." He has not made up his mind about whether he wants Pearson to leave.

"I personally just want to have a meeting to discuss some of these issues the town is facing and see the direction we're going to go," he said. "I think, as a council, we need to discuss them together and see how everyone feels."

 

Staff Writer Gillian Graham can be contacted at 791-6315 or at:

ggraham@mainetoday.com

Twitter: grahamgillian

 

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