Mansfield has experienced a prolonged situation with the police chief Sellon being on paid leave. As a new member of the Select Board, what would be your goals in this area and do you feel the taxpayers deserve resolution?
This is a very costly, ongoing issue that I’m very interested in seeing a resolution to as a taxpayer. However, as it’s a Human Resources issue, there are certain constraints on how much information can be shared with the public. As a Select Board member, I would seek to meet with the Town Manager and other relevant parties to gain a full understanding of the situation, and the potential paths to resolution. I have read the redacted version of the report that was released, and would also read the unredacted version to further my understanding. As mentioned by the Town Manager at a recent Select Board meeting, there is an ongoing mediation process that I’m hoping will be resolved soon.