To the Editor:
Having attended the Ethics Committee meeting Wednesday night (Jan. 9) where plaintiff Dean Pierce brought a complaint against Development Review Board Chair Jeff Pauza, I find it disheartening that a complaint had to be brought to the committee and bring Mr. Pauza’s name out as Mr. Pierce has.
That Mr. Pierce, director of zoning and planning, could not meet with the town manager and Mr. Pauza in an office as opposed to an open forum speaks of poorly of the complainant. The defendant was never asked to meet about the complaint that took place two and a half years ago. Why did it take so long to bring complaint? Could it not have been addressed privately?
It’s great we have an ethics committee. Shame it must be convened for this complaint.
Thanks to the six people that spoke in favor of Mr. Pauza. They all spoke favorably for him and his work on the board.
A complaint like this makes one wonder why someone would volunteer for a board within a town of which there are many committees.