Below is a letter to the editor sent in by a member of the Planning Board who has witnessed first hand how several other members have pushed their own agendas and have viciously and illegally attacked another member of the board simply because she pointed out they erred. This is what happens when you have people on a public board who feel they are right no matter what they do or say and will do anything to cover their own butts, including pointing fingers at someone else ...
Enough is Enough.
When three officials of the planning board in Winchester get together to try to remove another elected member of the planning board, someone has to speak up.
Here’s what we know. Kim Gorden gave an affidavit, because she thought it was the correct thing to do. Now these three members set up a situation so they could win the vote asking the selectmen to remove her.
What they forget to tell anyone is that they broke the law when they did it. (673:11 Designation of Alternate Members)
One of the individuals receives a pretty good paycheck from the town and has been on the planning board for 15 years.
Don’t worry folks, they have an answer: “I didn’t know.”
I think they did. How much could this cost the town? I don’t know.
Now the question is: Will they hide behind “I didn’t know” or will they man up and take responsibility?
If the past is any answer they will hide.
I hope someone else will look at this mess.
What do you think?
Planning Board Member