Investigation into Claremont property seizure ongoing
Mayor James Neilsen and Assistant Mayor Victor Bergeron hired Jordan Ulery of Hudson-based Ulrich Litigation Support, LLC earlier this month, Bergeron said Monday.
Bergeron said there is no timetable for the investigation.
Details of the investigation cannot be discussed, since it is a personnel matter, Bergeron said.
Because it is a personnel matter, Bergeron said, once Ulery gives his report to the City Council, members would then determine what details of the report would or could be released.
In July, the removal of a resident’s personal property from a city deeded home called city procedure into question.
On June 24, city finance director Mary Walter, with help from other city employees went to the property to take an inventory of what was in the home and decided to take some items that day.
After learning items were removed from the property, Scott said he met with city attorney Jane Taylor and they both agreed they were uncomfortable with the procedure followed and asked the city workers to return the property immediately.
City officials say all of the property has been returned, but Hunter has claimed that some of the items were not returned.