At the Nov. 16 P&Z meeting I asked how it happened that an auto body collision repair business was approved on Main St. in a B1 zone where it is clearly not allowed. When no one replied, I then asked if the commissioners were aware of the situation.
Question was met with silence until Leon Ambrosey quietly said he was aware. The chairman then mentioned that the matter is now in the hands of the town attorney and taxpayers will be footing the bill for legal fees to resolve the issue.
There is no justification for failure to follow established approval procedures and the P&Z regulations.
The land use department was short staffed for months. What took so long to fill much needed positions? What prevented Monroe from attracting and hiring qualified Why are we content to provide on the job training?
A entire overall review of Monroe’s hiring policies and procedures, job descriptions, qualifications, and salaries is definitely called for.
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