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|Board mum on chief contract|
|Friday, 03 July 2009 08:00|
There was no discussion of the contract of Police Chief Mark DeLuca at Mondayâ€™s Board of Selectmenâ€™s meeting. The board did meet briefly in executive session at the end of the meeting, but the purpose was to discuss bargaining with union personnel (Chief DeLuca is not part of a union.) Only Personnel Administrator Jeannie Horne was present; neither DeLuca or his attorney were seen at the meeting.DeLuca was informed, by a letter on June 4 from Town Manager Richard MacDonald, that his contract would not be renewed when it expires on Nov. 20. At a Board of Selectmenâ€™s meeting June 15, the selectmen voted 2-1 to overrule MacDonaldâ€™s letter â€“â€“ although the effect of that vote on the chiefâ€™s contract status remains unclear.
Also this week, Horne, in response to a public records request, disclosed that Selectman Christopher Donato had formally requested the personnel file of the police chief. She said he was not given the file, which is not public record, because DeLuca did not file a written release form.