Yesterday’s SUN Column mentioned:
The Pawtucketville Citizens Council, which has urged both the city and state to get the CKBM to comply with the law, has referred to the CKBM as “serial violators” who “rather ask for forgiveness than permission
The Manager’s appointment, Mr. Khoeun downplayed his connection to and the temple project’s many violations of the law, saying he was brought on after many of them occurred.
It appears that Deb Forgione Chairman of the PCC isn’t just urging the Manager to reconsider, she is lobbying Lowell City Councilors trying to derail this appointment.
Being an Election year once has to wonder if the Council will try to appease a Neighborhood group or support the Manager’s choice.
Here’s a copy of the Letters sent to the City Councilors.
From: Pawtucketville Citizens
Date: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 7:12 AM
Subject: Important please read about 34 Building, Zoning and Conservation Violations
I am sending this information to you because it was brought to my attention that you may not know the applicant or his role as a project manager.
I have attached a spread sheet for your review and a copy of the email I sent to Adam Baacke.
I would encourage you to speak to Aaron Clausen to get the true account of what has happened to the project under the managers pick for LHA. 5 year appt. I have over 100 emails and 50 pictures of all the violations. You can also view Conservation Meetings and minutes with the applicant as the project manager.
I also have the DEP decision to deny the project which we received 1-3-13( I can send on request, but the City should have it for you to see). The decision sites their vioaltions as well. The DPD has all this information. Kendra is gone but she must have left behind all the emails we exchanged. Aaron has been involved and knows the man hours and effort that have gone into and it is still on going. We also have the documents we provided to the DEP to appeal the Conservation decision …which as we know now 1-3-13 DEP has denied the project.
John Hamblet Co-Chair and I would be glad to provide first hand accounts of the situation as well as provide emails and pictures if the City does not .
Chairman of the PCC
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From: Baacke, Adam
Date: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 8:07 AM
Subject: RE: 34 Building, Zoning and Conservation Violations
Cc: “Clausen, Aaron”
I have forwarded your email to him.
Adam Baacke, Assistant City Manager/DPD Director
Pawtucketville Citizens wrote:
Does the City Manager know that the suggested appointee for the LHA has been in charge of the project at 48 Townsend Ave?
1 year and 6 months later of almost weekly televised meetings and over 100 emails detailing the violations and 99.9% proved violations. You also have the list of the 34 violations on a spread sheet to detail the violations. He is a suggested LHA appointee?
You and your department have spent hours on this project and the suggested appointee is in charge of the project,…with 34 violations.
With Kendra gone, the detailed history may not have gotten to the City Manager. I have copies of then well over 100,plus anyone can view the Conservation Meetings or read the minutes.
I think it would be to the best interest of the administration and the City to make sure the City Manager has all this information when the vote comes up
I have been told of a A Library Asst. resigning last week, giving only a few days notice (and leaving in 1 or 2) and citing harassment by the Asst. Director and other supervisors as part of her reason for leaving. The fact that she has moved to Connecticut may also be a major factor.
She was brought over to the HR office where she was talked with in an exit interview and to be able to share her concerns (a common practise in most businesses) about how she felt so that HR can look into any serious allegations.
There is also another Sex offender in the Library viewing inappropriate material email making the rounds. Again accusing the Supervisor / Asst. Director of not acting on it (which I have found out is false.)
With over 1,000 City workers can we not expect some to be unhappy and not to like their boss or supervisors? I see that first hand as the GM of a company so in my view it is not a huge issue…wanna bet some people try to make it one?