The Plot deepens, Selectman Michael Kennedy resigns.

The Holland Blog just learned that member of the Board of Selectmen, Michael Kennedy, in a surprise move resigned from his position.
Is this a tactical move to help his buddy James Wettlaufer to get back into the race?
Will the voters at the caucus next Tuesday, now nominate two candidates to serve on the Board of Selectmen?
There will be no meeting tonight for lack of a quorum. Larry Mandell is unable to attend for personal reasons.

Posted on 7 Apr 2015, 14:19 - Category: Town Politics
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Posted on 7 Apr 2015, 15:57 by Kim Hermanson 7
We will never know
No the voters will not nominate candidates for two seats on the Select Board next Tuesday because Mr. Kennedy didn't resign in time to get his vacated seat on the caucus. It could have been added on if it had been available, submitted and posted by Town Clerk by 5 pm yesterday.

Posted on 7 Apr 2015, 16:54 by Christine McCooe Hanson
Sounds Tactical !!
Sounds Tactical to me! I don't believe Kennedy wanted to run the last time - 2 years ago, but was convinced to do so. Maybe now because the heat is on and things are coming out ... Mike resigns - Does someone convince him again to resign?? .. Why does Kennedy not announce in time to have his seat be posted for the caucus?? .. So NOW Holland we must hold a SPECIAL ELECTION separate from our June 8th elections. This is so obvious to me ... What makes me mad is: SPECIAL ELECTION means our TAX DOLLARS being spent unnecessarily again. And a sneaky way for someone to get elected again. There were other options .. Mike could have given his resignation earlier yesterday (I wonder did he turn his resignation in yesterday to Town Clark in time but Select Board wasn't told in time to post vacant seat to Caucus??) Another option finish his term - one more year! Once again will the citizens know what's really going on in Holland ... NOPE.
Please don't be fooled Holland ... once again Personalities above Principles. This someone thinks he owns this town and fact is folks .. we the people do!

Posted on 7 Apr 2015, 17:27 by RECALL
Special Election
Maybe the reason to FORCE a special election is so that it will coincide with their BOGUS recall. They have 30 days to collect signatures. Sooooooo until April 28th..... If it takes until April 28th to get signatures would it be past the deadline to put recall names on the ballot? But again, they are not really sharing anything but lies. Sharon Ashleigh and Kristen LaPlante certified one of the recall affidavits in private, in a locked town hall after it closed to the public. Sharon is a Wettlaufer deciple and Kristen's husband, Tom LaPlante, who works for Brian Jihnson's highway department was THE FIRST to sign one of the recall affidavits.

Posted on 8 Apr 2015, 10:19 by Clean it up
Kim Hermanson for Selectman

Posted on 8 Apr 2015, 13:20 by Please Dana
Now it's time
Dana Manning for selectman.

Posted on 8 Apr 2015, 14:13 by Frog
Didn't Earl use to resign from positions in the past with reason of avoiding questioning and prosecution upon investigation?

Posted on 9 Apr 2015, 18:33 by Dana Manning
To: Please Dana Now It's Time
Well thank you for the suggestion and support. But that is an offer that I will respectfully decline. I actually like the BOH. I don't like what is going on at the moment, this bogus recall, but the BOH is certainly making more sense now that Kenny is Chairperson. As far as the recall goes, the allegations are not true. Sadly this whole recall is not being driven by the people that elected Kenny and me, the voters are being lied to! The recall is being driven by a handful of pissed off town officials. They are the town officials that I filed Ethics complaints against for using taxpayer dollars to fund private lawsuits.
Dave Kowalski seems to be retaliating because after he was removed as chairperson in August and didn't show up for a BOH meeting for four months, I filed a production of town records request with the Secretary of State.
These are the town officials that should be recalled not Ken and me.

Posted on 10 Apr 2015, 17:58 by Under Age
If you can do better job RUN
I've been watching and reading this blog ... some of it makes good sense, so of it is way too long and just keeps pointing fingers at Johnson, Wettlaufer and Kowalski ... they are jerks, I will agree. But hey you adults that can vote ... if you think you can do a better job ... step up to the plate ... Run for office and secure my future. If things don't change I know I won't come back to Holland after college.

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