According to a draft agenda, Rockport Select Board members on Monday, March 11, will vote to direct Interim Town Manager Roger Moody "to work with town staff as he deems necessary to look at the existing Personnel Policy in light of recent events." An additional option to form an ad hoc committee to "review specific and selected sections of the Town Charter" also may be considered in addition to, or in place of, the directive to Moody.

Select board members have met more than a half dozen times in executive session since the end of December 2012 to discuss matters related to personnel. While select board members and town staff have remained tight-lipped, Town Manager Robert Peabody Jr. submitted his resignation, effective Feb. 14, following several weeks of paid administrative leave. Feb. 7, another town employee was terminated by acting Town Manager Linda Greenlaw; and this week, select board members approved more than $3,000 to be paid on behalf of town employees' legal expenses relating to an investigation.

Attorney Melissa Hewey was hired in January by the select board to investigate a complaint, or complaints, related to a personnel matter. She submitted an oral report as well as a written report to select board members — neither of which has been made public. Select board members on March 6 voted to accept the findings in the report and take no further action regarding the outcome of the investigation.

Also on the agenda under new business, the select board is expected to confirm between five and seven people for appointment to the Town Manager Search Committee; receive a recommendation from the town Parks and Recreation Committee "to separate Parks from Recreation;" and discuss the request from Camden First Aid Association for a substantial increase in municipal funding. Last year, Rockport contributed $24,000 to CFAA; this year, the nonprofit emergency service is requesting an additional $105,000 from the town.

The March 11 select board meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Rockport Opera House.