On Monday evening, as reported in the Star News, the County Commissioners held a closed door meeting.
Commissioner Tate extended permission to address the Commissioners to retiring Health Director Jack Griffith.
After waiting for an extended period, Commissioner Tate came out of the room and informed Dr. Jack he would not be allowed to address the Commissioners.
Greast way to treat a man who has given 14 years of his professional life to building up the Board of Health.
Commissioner Tate, what a spineless performance.
Commissioner Blanchard, you Sir are leaving office; you chose not to stand for re-election. You could have forced the issue.
Commissioners Tate and Blanchard, you could have joined together; forced the issue; and allowed Dr Griffith his opportunity to address the Commissioners.
In the current economic cycle, with available revenue down and budget cuts being made throughout County Government, there is a much better use for the dollars being expended for studies, investigations, and to disprove lies which certain employees made.
I look forward to viewing how you maintain a balanced budget when you have to hire Dr. Jack's replacement at a considerable increase in compensation. Any competent replacement, and that rules out all of the existing staff as potential candidates, with the knowledge of the circus atmosphere you have allowed to develop, is going to command the compensation required to deal with the political arena you have created.
I hope, as each sitting member comes up for re-election, he is challenged and questioned over his participation in this charade.
Shame on you. You're elected to serve the citizens of Pender County. You were'nt elected to pursue personal agendas.
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