Saturday, March 22, 2014

Rumblings: Middletown March Madness Predictions!

Hey March Madness is on us and there have already been upsets in the Men’s brackets.  I predict that we’ll also see upsets at City Hall.

Bill Warner is retiring and going to work for Farmington.  That’s a plum position open and raises a lot of questions on how it’s going to be filled.  Extensive nationwide advertising; promote from within; got to live in town and attend St. Seb.  What about Rick Kearney’s position as the economic development person?  Wait it’s been said that our Treasurer has left his position at the Chamber.  As an elected official, Treasurer, would he have to give up that position if he were to take Rick’s old job?

We still have an acting director of Recreation, is Joe getting ready to slide over there?  Maybe Q would be better off as the Mayor’s right hand man?  Maybe then he could still be Treasurer?

We’re getting another Deputy Counsel; good thing cause there’s been another suit filed against the City and P&Z.  Does anyone know about any advertising or posting for that position?  Oh yeah there is also the position of Claims Adjuster open in that office, does anyone know the status of that?

How are things out at City Yard?

How about Fire Chief?  Posting, advertising, got to live in town??? Anybody?


  1. Why would Q have to give up the Treasurer position if he got a civil service job with the City? Christine "I think I want to be Treasurer, no I think I want to be Mayor" Bourne held both while she regularly screwed up teacher paychecks.

  2. Anonymous 32214 @ 9:16. Read the Charter. No elected official can be appointed to a position in the city workforce during the term of their office. Conversely an employee who already has property rights can run for and accept an elected position. That is why Chris B didn't have to step down but Q does if he wants a city job. Why don't you become transparent and just acknowledge that your post was designed to just take a swipe at Chris? Time to move on….

  3. Per the City's charter, you can be an employee and be elected to an office; however you can't be elected to an office then be appointed to a paid position.

  4. That's what we need. Q running about City Hall daily and being the mayor's right hand man.

  5. Hearing that Q has started working in the Mayor's office not replacing Joe but perhaps Karen in what was a part-time secretarial position, non-union but with 466 benefits.


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