August 10, 2017
HARTSVILLE, NY – For the 4th consecutive month the Hartsville Town Board was unable to start a meeting due to the inability to decide on a temporary clerk. Tom Dobell, as in the past suggested Kay Miles to fill in but he was immediately shot down by Supervisor John Bowles for personal reasons. Bowles suggested an executive session to discuss the matter but Dobell rejected that stating, “We been there before John, It will not do any good.”
People in attendance wanted some answers from Bowles about why all the animosity toward Miles but he was tight lipped only stating that it was a personal matter and not to be discussed in a public setting. A new clerk will be elected in November by vote so it could possibly be a stalemate until then.