Rockport Select Board Chairman William Chapman said May 5 that the board’s April 11 vote to not renew the contract of Town Manager Robert Peabody did not comply with state law.

He said he expected to entertain a motion at the Monday, May 9 meeting to reconsider the decision from one of the three board members who voted in favor of the move. Those board members are Thomas Farley, Alexandra Fogel and Dale Landrith Jr.

“If we don’t, I have to find another way to come into compliance with state law,” said Chapman. He said one option would be for the board to consider a new motion to not renew the manager’s contract.

“We violated state law in regard to what we were supposed to do,” he said. “We’ve got to list all the reasons, in writing, in public, as facts as to why we aren’t renewing [Peabody’s] contract. We didn’t do that.”

An executive session is scheduled, about halfway through the agenda, to discuss reasons for and against renewal of the town manager’s contract.

The board will also discuss the future path for the redevelopment of the Rockport Elementary School East property and hear from Five Town Consolidated School District Superintendent Wayne Dorr about the budget being presented to voters in June.

“Rockport is being hit with a huge increase,” said Chapman.

A representative of Midcoast Internet Solutions will present a proposal to rent space for a wireless broadband transmitter on the existing antenna at the public safety building.

The Select Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House and will be televised on Channel 22.