Wayland resident Kim Reichelt, a day after hearing the Wayland Board of Selectmen’s response to her Open Meeting Law complaints, has filed her previous complaints with the Attorney General’s Office.
Reichelt emailed the complaint to AG’s office Tuesday with a lengthy letter alleging the Board’s response, in which they denied violating the law when they fired former town administrator Fred Turkington, was “completely unsatisfactory."
“Their response was completely unsatisfactory, and therefore I am now filing these complaints officially with you. The Board took no responsibility and admitted no fault. Their offer to re-do the termination session is worse than meaningless,” Reichelt wrote. “The damage has already been done, and cannot be undone. The public has no stomach to see such a charade played out, and it does an injustice to former Town Administrator Fred Turkington who does not deserve to be fired yet again. This would make a mockery of the entire process.”
Selectmen, under a vague agenda item, fired Turkington during their Aug. 26 meeting and has since taken heavy criticism for the manner in which they terminated him.
Under the law, Reichelt is entitled to file the complaints if she is not satisfied with the response.