ROCKLAND, Maine — The city manager has reversed the unpaid suspension given last month to Harbor Master Ed Glaser and reduced it to a written warning.
City Manager James Chaousis said he reduced the penalty after hearing Glaser’s appeal and in consideration of Glaser’s announcement that he would retire on Feb. 1.
“Conformance with policy and city rules are miniscule in the context of your announcement to retire. The end of a professional public career, whether long or short, is a moment to pay respect for your service,” Chaousis said in his Nov. 4 letter to Glaser, rescinding the unpaid suspension.
Glaser will be paid for that week that he was off work.
While the letter does not make reference to the specific issue, Glaser had said he had a verbal altercation with a taxi driver on the waterfront.
Glaser has been harbor master in Rockland since February 2004. He previously had served as a schooner captain.
Glaser has told the city manager that he was willing to help the next harbor master in the transition.