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|Chief Jack; It just gets better and better...|| |
This is what voter apathy gets you...“My dealings with him I thought were always very positive,” Mr. Carroll said. “I don’t know an individual of greater honor and dignity. He’s the type of person I would want as a neighbor.”
Chief Jack FIRED.
I can't wait to see how they spin this one on their cable show...
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- SEEKONK - After six years on the job Seekonk Fire Chief Alan Jack is on his way out after the board of selectmen voted in executive session Wednesday night not to-renew his contract.
Chief Jack was informed of the decision in-person by town administrator Michael Carroll Thursday morning. Because the matter was handled in executive session, Mr. Carroll could not reveal how individual selectmen voted.
Prior to the executive session vote, Chief Jack’s contract was discussed during the meeting’s open session. Here, dozens of individuals packed the selectmen’s meeting room with others spilling out into the hallway. Along with Seekonk residents, those in attendance included the Attleboro and Fall River Fire Chiefs.
Of all those who spoke, not a bad word was uttered about Chief Jack or his tenure running the fire department.
“We know personally what he’s done for our town. He’s progressive, he wants things to get better. He’s in it for the long haul. He’s not some fly-by-night kind of chief,” said resident Lori Hardman on Thursday. “He’s an outstanding chief and and it so infuriating that you have someone who does such a good job and they treat him like this. I’d really like them to give all of us in the town an explanation as to why they made that decision and it better be a good one.”
Chief Jack said he requested to speak with the selectmen after submitting a letter of intent for a new contract four months ago.Chief Jack said he never received a response from the board. In his time with Seekonk, Chief Jack has never received a performance evaluation.
“I’ve never been told that I was not performing to their expectations,” Chief Jack said. “I am kind of surprised. I don’t know what lead up to this. There are a number of rumors out there, but it’s not for me to credit or discredit any of those. I’m kind of disappointed. I think the department was on a good route, heading in the right direction ... God, if I’m not performing to their expectations who could be?”
Before moving into executive session, Mr. Carroll recommended the board give Chief Jack either a one or three-year extension.
“My dealings with him I thought were always very positive,” Mr. Carroll said. “I don’t know an individual of greater honor and dignity. He’s the type of person I would want as a neighbor.”
Selectmen chairman Robert Richardson did not immediately return The Star’s request for comment. Chief Jack’s last day will be June 30.
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