After reading the BOS minutes of 4/4/12 one can only be confused as to why all of the hoopla over the HDC spending $3600. getting advice from the Town's attorney in regards as to what they, as a group could do legally, in upholding their regulations and responsibilities in the matter of 71 Main Street. Julia Ferrari has been unfairly singled out and personally attacked by our Town Administrator and Selectmen, Gardner and Fraser for overstepping her bound, in regards to calls she made to Barton Mayer after receiving erroneous information from Joan Morell as to how the HDC could proceed legally and what their course of action should be to avoid a lawsuit and cost the town thousands of dollars in legal fees defending their actions. These three are so upset over the fact that Julia, acting as a responsible and passionate member of the HDC, would go against allowing Margaret Sharra to knowingly break the rules and regulations governing properties in the Historical District and are using the excuse that Barton Mayer charged the town $3600 for advice he gave her to pass along to other members of the committee regarding these matters to publicly crucify her and attack her credibility as a person.
Why has the BOS gone out of their way to single out Julia and act like this is such a big deal, when the one person responsible for this whole mess, who has cost the town many thousands more calling Barton Mayer for personal advice and instigating another witch hunt in the Kim Gordon matter doesn't even get mentioned; nor reprimanded for her role in all of this mess, which has cost nearly triple the number in tax payer dollars; all for her own personal gain?
Information brought forward by a member of our community clearly shows that Margaret Sharra is solely responsible for incurring close to $10,000 dollars in charges from Barton Mayer to the town for legal advice he has given her personally regarding her property at 71 main Street and expenses regarding costs defending the Planning Board's actions, which she instigated because of personal feelings against Kim Gordon, who as was proven had done nothing legally wrong in pointing out that the Planning Board; specifically Sharra, had erred in it's decision in the Mitchell Asphalt hearings.
We have attached a Finance Dept.document, clearly showing that Sharra was solely responsible for $4,764. in fees charged by Barton Mayer, from May through Sept. of 2011 regarding her property at 71 Main Street and another $5,571,00 defending her actions against PB member Gordon from May through July of 2011, which result in Kim Gordon being exonerated by the courts of all the trumped up charges against her.
Though the BOS went out of their way raking Gordon over the coals in public minutes, they finally did admit she did nothing legally wrong, yet allowed us all a glimpse into their personal feeling about her. One has to wonder now again in regards to Julia, has she too been a victim of personal feelings? Is this how this town is truly run? Why haven't they, despite receiving requests to remove Sharra for malfeasance a number of times, totally disregarded the facts that she and she alone is costing this town thousands of tax payer dollars on a regular basis and that she has no regard for rules and regulations that she had a hand in writing?
Why do they constantly support her actions and attempt to crucify good honest caring people who carry out their duties in a legal and professional manner. Just what is it that Sharra has on all of these phonies to make them act in this matter? Perhaps there is more going on here than meets the eyes. Perhaps an internal investigation is in order like the one Sherman has started against the Police Dept and Chief Phillips?