The Wayland Board of Selectmen, in response to two recent Open Meeting Law complaints, denied it broke the law in connection with it recently terminating former town administrator Fred Turkington.
Specifically, during its Monday meeting, the Board denied it had violated Open Meeting law in two ways, First, Selectmen Chairman Doug Leard said the board did not violate the law with its vague and unclear agenda item under which they terminated Turkington. He also denied selectmen violated the law by discussing firing Turkington prior to and outside of the Aug. 26 termination meeting.
Leard read the prepared written statement to the gathered crowd after discussing the two complaints, filed by resident Kim Reichelt, in executive session on Monday.
However, Leard announced the selectmen would hold another meeting during which they would discussing confirming Turkington’s termination and review the town administrator’s job description. Leard said the meeting notice would be posted but did not specify when the meeting would take place.
In denying Reichelt’s complaint, Leard, in his statement said, “Even if your speculation about these alternatives are accurate, neither incompetence nor extreme rashness is an Open Meeting Law violation. Of course another more plausible conclusion that there were no open meeting law violations.”
Stay tuned for more information on TA issue.