Select Board votes to investigate personnel matter

Purpose of investigation not yet released
By Louis Bettcher | Jul 13, 2018

Rockport — The Rockport Select Board voted unanimously to have an outside party investigate a personnel matter during a closed-door executive session on July 12. The meeting was held in the Geoffrey C. Parker meeting room of the Rockport Opera House.

"The Select Board will arrange for a third-party investigation into a personnel matter," said Rockport Chairman Doug Cole following the July 12 meeting.

An agenda for the executive session was distributed by the town office via email the following day, July 13. The only item on the agenda was "Discussion of a Personnel Matter pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. Section 405(6)(A)."

The town of Rockport website lists an upcoming Select Board workshop on the municipal calendar. The workshop will be held on July 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Richardson Room of the town office. The two items on the agenda are to review the municipal vehicle operation policy and to review internal control policy.

On July 9, the Rockport Select Board approved an amended workplace-smoking policy which will affect town employees beginning Sept. 1. The policy states that there will be no smoking or use of tobacco products within the town's facilities and equipment at any time.

The Rockport Select Board is comprised of Cole, Ken McKinley, Mark Kelley, Debra Hall and Jeff Hamilton. At the July 9 meeting, board members also considered a town-wide smoke-free policy for members of the public, which could be enacted in public areas such as Rockport Harbor.



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