Comments for: Memo indicates Rockland official resigned, accepted payment as part of ‘nuisance settlement’

Posted Nov. 28, 2012, at 6:29 p.m.

ROCKLAND | The city paid out about $32,000 as part of a “nuisance settlement” to sever its relations with the community development director to avoid her suing over “meritless” claims, according to a confidential memo obtained by the Bangor Daily News. An Oct. 10 memo from attorney Sarah Newell …

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  • Anonymous

    Perhaps this revelation will prompt the Council to state whether it:

    1. Has taken action that will reduce the likelihood of this kind of destruction and payout in the future, and describe that action clearly; or

    2. Will take action to reduce the likelihood of this kind of destruction and payout in the future, and describe its intentions on how it will go about this task; or

    3. (and I very much hope that this will not be their choice) Considers the matter finished, and that by inaction it thinks that there is nothing further that needs to be done.

    I am ashamed at the coverup that we, the citizens of Rockland, have been asked to accept for the past month and a half, and how destructive our government has been to our orderly process, and future ability to recruit good people, and to administer them constructively, whatever malfeasance may have occurred.

    Good reporting, Mr. Betts!

    George B, Terrien

  • Anonymous

    Put it to rest and let the council; and Ms Lovering; get on with the business at hand. They BOTH deserve that.

    • Anonymous

      Not certain I understand such a dismissal being suggested. Is not the city of Rockland out a lot of money that’s process has riled many taxpayers? Are there not homeless and hungry folks out there who would have better been served if the city has so much to throw away?

      • Anonymous

        Aha, someone is so smitten w/the way the finances of the city of Rockland are being handled, they fail to comment and at least acknowledge the plight of the homeless and hungry, all I got was a thumbs down?

    • bogcook

      You mean let them continue working behind closed doors????????
      WRONG!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    please dear city council, explain to me what procedures are in place to prevent this from happening again…surely as citizens we can discuss “procedures” can’t we?

  • Anonymous

    grumble grumble!
    I want to know why this cost me $4 in mental math!

  • Anonymous

    Hogwash!

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