Chad Timothy, a former highway worker, led the discussion by explaining his own dissatisfied experience with the department. He started by stressing that his intentions were not to speak badly against any former co workers, but rather to bring up an issue that could negatively affect the town’s reputation.
“I’ve noticed a serious lack of communication within the highway department under its current supervisor,” said Timothy. “And The last time that I brought similar concerns to the Board, I felt that these issues weren’t handled as I hoped they would be.”
Timothy elaborated on the aftermath of his first complaint, stating that he received a negative performance review from his supervisor after asking the Board for assistance. But Timothy was not at the meeting to talk about personal injustices–he also brought up more general department issues such as inefficiency, high employee turn over, and inexperienced crew members.
Citizen Lee Davis also spoke on the matter, agreeing strongly with Timothy about unfair treatment and unresolved issues within the department. He expressed some disappointment in the Board’s lack of action. “I’m surprised that we’re back here again,” said Davis. “I was under the impression that we were moving forward with this but now I’m uncertain.”
The Board Members were receptive and listened intently to all complaints; further action concerning the highway department is yet to be determined.