After skirmishes with the Council over its response to Judy Dirks and then an educational mailing to residents, the Northfield Charter Commission has a new battle with the City. In Wed. Nfld News,: Charter Commission looking for auditor to weigh in:
The Charter Commission Tuesday added its voice to that of resident Dave Maroney in asking the state auditor to consider whether the city violated the charter when hiring an interim city engineer. Maroney, who has long asked about the 2006 hiring of a consultant as the interim city engineer, said that an investigator’s review of city engineering contracts didn’t answer his questions about whether the hire was in keeping with state laws and Northfield’s charter. Peter Dahlen, chair of the Charter Commission, said today that he believes the investigation, conducted by William Everett, is incomplete and “shoddy,” failing to address possible violations of the charter.
Here’s a background article in the Nfld News by Suzy Rook: Engineering hire was ethical, second investigation reports. And see Dave Maroney’s March 8 letter to the editor in the paper.