Salem town manager dispute still not settled
At Monday night’s board meeting, Campbell asked fellow selectmen to consider taking some action relating to Hickey stemming from a chain of events earlier this summer.
Although the issue came up at a board meeting early in July, on Monday night, Campbell requested that the board discuss Hickey’s comments to the media, as well as a later text message that Hickey sent to Selectmen Chairman Pat Hargreaves.
On Monday night, Campbell said that he does not have an issue with disagreements over policy, but that phrases like passive aggressive, warning, and threatening went beyond policy disagreements and were attacks on his character.
While Campbell suggested that Hickey’s newspaper and text comments be brought up in a non-public meeting, Hickey requested that the issue be discussed in public.
No selectmen besides Campbell were interested in taking the issue any further.
Selectman Michael Lyons said he believes Hickey has done a good job overall as town manager, and questioned Campbell as to why he would take issue with Hickey criticizing him when he regularly criticizes Hickey.
“I will put this to rest, to bed, bury it in the ground, and hopefully it will not be brought up again,” said Hargreaves.
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