Last night, Southborough Wicked Local posted a story about David Parry’s complaint of an Open Meeting Law violation. It included two updates since my post yesterday afternoon.
As I shared yesterday, Parry filed a complaint with the Board of Selectmen for an alleged OML violation. It was based on a letter issued by Chair Dan Kolenda’s restricting Parry’s access to Town owned properties.
Although the violation complaint was based on process, it included claims that Kolenda issued the letter based on personal spite and unethical politics. Last night, Southborough Wicked Local posted a response from Kolenda.
The Chair refuted the claims, stating that the letter was based on cause:
On Tuesday, Kolenda said police have received nine complaints against Parry in the past six months from residents and town officials based on his erratic behavior, and Town Hall staff are unable to get their work done.
“It was in the best interest of the town to issue that letter,” he said. “There is absolutely no OML violation. It is administrative.”
The story also updates that Town Administrator Mark Purple said the Town will likely issue their official response to Parry today. (Yesterday, Purple informed me that Town Counsel was working on that response.)
The article also points out that Parry’s complaint called for a public apology and the Chair’s resignation. Parry is again broadcasting his assumption that he won’t be satisfied with the Town’s response.
The former selectman posted a comment to yesterday’s blog story, labeling the Attorney General as the ultimate deciding force on the complaint. But by the AG’s policy, Parry is only meant to file with the office if he is unsatisfied with the board’s resolution.
You can read SWL’s article here.