Goffstown DPW director criticizes selectmen liaison, suggests change
Public Works Director Carl Quiram was present at the meeting to speak on several ongoing projects within DPW.
“What he told me is that he had driven by the job morning, noon and night and counted the people and equipment on the job,” Quiram said. “I pressed him on that ... he admitted that we had left early the second day — he thought it was around 1:30.”
“Were there too many guys on the job?” Quiram said. “Well, perhaps there were,” but adding that was a result of the excavator.
“Selectman Brown has not, and I don’t believe is capable of, fulfilling that role,” Quiram told the board. “I’m formally requesting that the chair reconsider assigning a different selectman to the Department of Public Works.”
“I think you should be on the jobs more than you are, because if you were there, you would see more of what’s going on,” Brown countered.
Quiram asked if Brown had mentioned this point during his recent performance review. Brown said he had.
“What I’d like to see is all selectmen liaisons work more directly with the department heads, whether it’s DPW or any other departments in this town,” Adams said. “The intent of the liaison is to work through these issues … Certainly, we can’t be having these discussions at every Board of Selectmen meeting.”
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