Maybe it’s the Live Free or Die philosophy gone haywire, but the State of New Hampshire does not have an ethics code or disciplinary mechanism for local officials. That’s left to individual municipalities, and many have none.
Derry Director of Public Works Michael Fowler expects the repairs to the Beaver Meadow Dam to be complete by sometime this week. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) signed off on the repair plan and Derry paid $3,000 for a reconstruction permit. Fowler said his department has been working closely with the DES
The Derry Town Council will make a greater effort toward civility, after an honest discussion at the May 21 Council meeting. Chairman Michael Fairbanks, citing comments in previous meetings that “meetings were not being run as they should,” referred to Robert’s Rules of Order. Council members should be allowed to finish their statements, he said,