Take control of your government
To the Editor:
The selectmen in the Town of Peru have failed and still fail to follow the wishes of the voters by not asking Ms. Hussey to choose a job (either holding her position as a selectman and resigning as secretary or keeping her secretary's position and resigning as selectman).
The Chairman of the Board and Vice-Chair (by not voting to do so) have caused a lot of controversy and anger which keeps being fueled as voters feel that Ms. Hussey shouldn't be in one of those positions because they voted in the No Political Activity for Town Employees Ordinance in June 2012. Voters expected her to be forced to step down from one of the positions.
However, that did not happen and many of the petitioners stated they are fed up and feel that we need to make it happen ourselves because the board will not do so. The chairman of the board submitted the No Political Activity Ordinance and is failing to enforce the ordinance which was officially voted and ratified by the voters.
It is the selectmen's obligation to take that decision and move forward. The recall petitions were circulated and submitted to give the citizens the power to enforce that ordinance.
Peru is an awesome community and it's a shame that a few people feel they don't have to follow the rules and feel they can do whatever they want regardless of the wants of the citizens who elected them. The upcoming vote provides the means and method by which the citizens may retain control over the elected officials who aren't representing the best interests of the community, are unresponsive or incompetent. That's exactly what we, the citizens, are trying to accomplish.
A vote is a precious right we have as American citizens and to waste that vote by not voting for the issue is a waste of this precious gift. Please vote March 4, 2013 and take control of your government.
Tammy J. Ferland,