Wednesday, September 3, 2014

FINANCE COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP OR THE LACK OF!!! --- by Larry Fillmore



During the last Town Council Workshop, there were several members of the Finance Committee on hand.  During the discussion about the direction for the Finance Committee was to take, it came out that the minutes for the Finance Committee meetings were not being posted on the town web site with the exception of April 29, 2013 and February 10, 2014.  It also came out that there was a lot of chaos at these meetings.

The town website has been setup for the Finance Committee to post both their agendas and minutes.  In fact, under the agendas there are five (5) agendas posted.  They are March 10, 2014; March 31, 2014; April 14, 2014; April 28, 2014 and finally May 12, 2014.

Since Mrs. Norma Wells is responsible for recording the minutes and Mrs. Miriam Morgan-Alexander is the Chairman, one of these two individuals should be charged with posting both the agendas and the minutes to the meetings on the town web site.  However, it is the Chairman’s responsibility to ensure these items are posted to the town web site in a timely manner.  It is called leadership.  

The Chairman of the Finance Committee is Miriam Morgan-Alexander who claims to be an ex-Navy Captain.   The Navy does not promote their officers unless they possess great leadership skills.  After listening to the members of the Finance Committee and others who have attended these meeting, it is very apparent Mrs. Morgan-Alexander does not have any leadership skills.  Also, if you every notice her saluting the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance, she does not know how to render a military hand salute.  These two military traits bring into question Mrs. Morgan-Alexander’s credentials as an ex-Navy Captain.

In my opinion, there is only one member of the Finance Committee who truly belongs on this critical committee and that is Chris Rugullies.  The other members have no business on the Finance Committee because these former councilors created the financial situation the town is in and they are there to protect themselves and the Police Department Budget.

Larry Fillmore