Dealing with complaints is part of the job
To the Editor
After reading the Oct. 31 Letter to the Editor in the Rumford Falls Times written by Kathy Hussey, I feel that I must respond to her reference regarding the Recall Ordinance I have submitted to be voted on by the residents of the town of Peru.
First of all, the proposed ordinance is taken from Maine Municipal Association's sample form from 1994. I guess if my proposed ordinance is "poorly written and is part of the vendetta" as Ms. Hussey has expressed, then MMA's legal department should be contacted and let them know that it is felt that their legal attorneys have "poorly written" a sample recall ordinance for all Maine towns and cities to adopt.
Secondly, if an elected official feels they haven't done anything wrong, they would welcome this Recall Ordinance. No elected official has been named to be recalled in the proposed ordinance. It is just an ordinance to be on the books. We can impeach the President of the United States and we can't impeach our local elected officials?
Towns today, just like businesses, are burdened with all kinds of regulations and mandates, deadlines must constantly be met, expectations must constantly be exceeded, productivity must constantly improve, if you don't have satisfied customers, you're out of business. Putting up with complaints? That's called dealing with the public. It's not easy, but it's part of the job.
Tammy J. Ferland