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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Atkinson committee wants Consentino removed

By James Niedzinski
Eagle-Tribune
ATKINSON — While incumbent Selectman Philip Consentino secured another three-year term on the board, one town committee has made a recommendation to remove him from office.
The Conflict of Interest Committee found that on two occasions Consentino did not disclose conflicts of interest.
He declined to comment on the decisions Wednesday.
Some Conflict of Interest Committee members had to recuse themselves when taking a vote on the complaints.
Committee Chairman Raymond Fournier was in the selectman's race against Consentino. Another committee member, Peter Torosian, had to recuse himself because he was a candidate for the Timberlane Regional School Board.
Resident Leon Artus filed both complaints. He, too, was in the race for selectman against Consentino.
Artus could not be reached Wednesday for comment.
Artus filed his first complaint on Dec. 10, according to the Conflict of Interest Committee decision.
He claimed Consentino had conflicts of interest with three of the four people who were seeking appointment to a Timberlane Regional School Board seat.
When former School Board member Michael Mascola resigned in September, it was up to selectmen — including Consentino — to appoint someone to finish his term.
Selectmen appointed Jack Sapia. He was elected to the board Tuesday.
The Conflict of Interest Committee held a public hearing Feb. 24 and voted 3-0 that Consentino violated the conflict of interest ordinance.
Torosian and Fournier did not vote, Fournier said.
Consentino didn't have to state the nature of his conflict, according to the decision, but he should have made others aware that he had a conflict.
The committee also found that all three selectmen violated the Right to Know law because they did not interview candidates for the School Board seat in public.
In his second complaint, Artus claimed Consentino, who served for decades as the town's police chief, voted that non-union police employees should get the same pay as union members.
At the time, according to the committee decision, Consentino's wife, Joanne, worked for the Police Department. She left the department Jan. 26.
Last week, the committee voted, 4-0, that Consentino did violate the conflict of interest ordinance by not disclosing his wife worked for the Police Department.
Fournier said he recused himself from that vote, too, because of the selectman's race.
"The committee recommends removal of Philip Consentino, by the other selectmen, or Mr. Consentino should be allowed to resign," the committee wrote in its decision Saturday.
Selectmen Chairman William Baldwin did not return a call for comment Wednesday.
The committee plans to present its findings to selectmen on March 23, Fournier said. Consentino will be there because he was re-elected Tuesday.
It will be a bigger board. The election of Jason Grosky and William Friel brings the membership to five.
Selectmen have 45 days from the date of the committee's findings to act on the committee's decision of March 7.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Notice how the paper never mentions how the masterabator lost his position as part time pervert?

Anonymous said...

It's not news anymore, it's Atkinson's legacy to police corruption and human rights violations. These news papers are about sensationalism not truth.

Mark Acciard said...

Yes they ignore the FACT that Consentino was fired for CAUSE, pursuant to an investigation of charges that he serially sexually harassed a female employee, young enough to be his daughter, under his command over a five year period.

These are the facts and they are not in dispute.

Anonymous said...

Didn't he at one time work for the paper?

Anonymous said...

Burn him at the stake!!
Call Eddie the vampire to join the show..
Oh wait, Eddie doesn't like stakes..

You haters are obsessed. Stop your frivolous
lawsuit talk, my wallet needs a rest .

Sorry to interrupt, continue your beatdown

Therapy for the lost souls of Atkinson.

Stevie Van Beck.....


Anonymous said...

It's Gonna get awful hot in the selectmen room in March 23.. .It's a tough choice. Do they ignore the verdict and pretend the elected members of the COI have no authority and do not even exist? Or do they obey the verdict and punish with dismissal of the big mentor? Certainly the new galactic egos that got elected can frantically work on a fun strategy to make it all go away. Then there's that cop who got all the undeserved pay raises. He can't just sit there and allow his financial and moral mentor get brought to justice! Then there's all the voters who owe favor afta favor afta favor. They can't sit idle by and watch "His Highness" who fills their oil tank for free get TERMINATED. Slowly squashed into meaningless junk like in that movie.

HELP! These laws don't count for cow crap on the bottom of a cowboy boot! Stop these dangerous COI people. Revolk the conflict ordinance. Send cops over. Do something! Anything. Save the King. Protect "Our Thing".

Anonymous said...

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/NHTOC/NHTOC-VI-91-A.htm

Read them and weep. This isn't going to go away.

Anonymous said...

Will our town moderator please step into this situation and squash the verdict of the conflict of interest committee. Because NO WAY the COI Committee brought all these documents to him for his approval to be presented to the town. REMEMBER. It was voted at town meeting 2015 that everything that gets seen or heard must be approved and permitted by the town moderator. If he doesn't like it, it goes straight to his shit can.

None of these COI documents will get the town moderators approval for release. ---So,,,,Case over, defendant walks free,

"I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the USA and for all the corruption allowed under its banner in the sleepily little town of Atkinson. So help me God."

Anonymous said...

Is everyone idiots in here:

"THEY CAN ONLY RECOMMEND"

Mark Accaird = Mark Richards =Fraud

Anonymous said...

The problem is that the CIC is an elected board applying an ordinance that was voted for by the people. Did you see the Danville Animal Control Officer prevail in court against the Selectmen who were not using her for animal control, they used Plaistow Animal COntrol. The Selectmen cannot "IGNORE" this. They can't even vote on it or they will be violating the ordinance themselves again.

The ordinance provides for the CIC to go to court to have it enforced and they Selectmen cannot stop them.

Anonymous said...

The COI may have to sue the selectmen if the selectmen vote to withhold the use of the town legal line by the COI. The COI is the only committee not under their control. And their recommendations must be carried out by the selectmen or the Superior Court judge may just hold them in contemp of court and appoint five new selectmen until the town can have a special election and vote in new selectmen willing to abide by the COI committee and its legal findings.

The COI ordinance was voted and approved by the voters over decades.

The COI Members were elected to serve by the voters to prevent abuses and RTK violations where conflicts of interest intersect. (All voted in but one appointee who replaced a failed member who violated the confidentiality of the committee, thus the committee rules and resigned.)

Anonymous said...

Mark Accaird = No longer lives in town= Spewing hate

Anonymous said...

The only hate comes from selectmen toward the public they are suppose to server, after they get caught repeatedly for not following the law. They believe they are above the law in all matters, and the public be damned should they complain.

Selectmen cause a lawsuit then blame it on the person that fights back. Selectmen wouldn't get sued if they would behave themselves, but with a person like Consentino on the board, there is no chance they will behave themselves, because Consentino will always take them down the wrong road.

If Consentino is removed, perhaps the selectmen will start doing the right thing for the public. Time will tell.

Anonymous said...

The CIC doesn't have to sue the Selectmen to go to court. It's in the ordinance that they can do this, so permission required. If the Selectmen dare to block access, they would be in a boat load of trouble.

Anonymous said...

Correction... no permission required

Anonymous said...

The budcom also doesn't answer to the BOS.

Anonymous said...

Yeah. The CIC DOESNT need money from the legal line. They just file with the court and the court sends the bill straight to the town of Atkinson to pay. It's in the CIC ordinance if you numbskulls ever open it up and read it. And everybody employed or involved with the town has to get a copy of the ordinance, read it, AND SIGN their name THAT THEY AGREE TO ABIDE BY IT. In effect, they are under contract with the ordinance, committ, and all the members/voters of the town.

Now, in this first case, all the selectmen are violators so can't vote about themselves. It's a conflict of interest and the faster the paperwork is dropped off at Superior Court the better to protect the town from them..

As to the newly elected selectmen, they can't vote on any of it as it occurred before their election and they have ZERO say in the matter.

Will you blockheads please read the CIC ordinance? You don't need any funds to proceed against these violators. Damn your dumb!

Anonymous said...

In the second case, only 1 selectman was eligible to vote on police raises and that was Harold. Billy was wrong to vote because his employer is a contractor to the Atkinson PD. If Phil doesn't resign, this SHALL go to Superior Court. See the ordinance section 7, paragraph h.

Anonymous said...

Where is the town manager? Isn't he supposed to guide these people on the proper procedures and laws. He could be costing us a lot of headaches in the near future as well as the selectmen.

Anonymous said...

He's not a manager, he's only an administrator. The town attorney should be guiding them. Now that Grosky is a Selectman, as an Attorney, he too should be guiding them. His stature and reputation as a Prosecutor is at stake.

Anonymous said...

SDoesn't the town administrator have to sign and agree to obey the conflict of interest ordinance. Actually pick up a pen and sign? Maybe it was one of those pens where the ink turns invisible after a few minutes. Cause he seemed to participate in violations of the ordinance. He sat there at selectman's meetings and just smiled when illegal votes were taken or illegal non-publics gone into. I hear there were three non publics last week. Did the guilty verdicts come up in those meetings? That's for them to know and you NEVER to find out.

Back to this problem child town administrator who doesn't seem to comprehend the rule of law. Tell us, where did you learn this? You seem so expert. Maybe in grade school you saw if kids got bullied they never got punished. So the bullies just had all kinds of fun making the vulnerable cry for their mothers.

Ah. Back to the present. These school yard bullies grew up and realized they can have the most fun filling their pockets and friends pockets by running a whole town. The citizens are no more than the kids they violated, kicked, and slapped in grade school. They don't respect others. They despise and demean anyone not part of their clan.

Back to the TA. He sits there and gloats to himself about the incredible job he is doing for himself. Meanwhile his selectmen go down in horrible flames (like the Hindenburg blimp did in May 6, 1937)....for serious violations yet his incompetence doesn't seem to bother him in the slightest! Hmmm. Is it because he violated the COI ordinance himself? Inquiring minds want to know why he allowed a Hindenburg disaster to ignite!!!.

Ok. You managed to shatter public confidence. Congratulations!

Buy the way, do you ever read from that tall stack of CIC ordinances you keep in the bathroom next to your stink pot, or do you just occasionally give them the respect they deserve? Gees, go easy. Please be kind. It's best to squeeze and rumple the CIC Ordinance first....but please, please..... "Don't squeeze the Charmin."

Anonymous said...

Earth to 11:04
Earth to 11:04

come in 11:04

Anonymous said...

11:04 is hilarious. A little humor mixed into the reports of corruption help.

Anonymous said...

ALL HAIL! PC!

Anonymous said...

is there medication for EBMIC. (Everybody but me is corrupt). 11:04 has got it bad...









Anonymous said...

Lets face it we need to clear things up and move forward. PC's way of doing things went south a long time ago and his contempt of court rulings and being able to get away with his bullying tactics have rubbed off on our officials a little bit to much. He is the problem and all this fighting will not stop until he is forced to leave or resigns. His ego will not let the latter happen.
As for the rest of the board hopefully they will take what is coming to them with dignity, apologize to the voters and then they can get back to running our town. With a new sense that they will and have to follow all the rules not the ones they want.

Anonymous said...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylryt1OCPDA

Anonymous said...

CORRUPTION

In philosophical, theological, or moral discussions, corruption is the abuse of bestowed power or position to acquire a personal benefit. Corruption may include many activities including bribery and embezzlement. Government, or 'political', corruption occurs when an office-holder or other governmental employee acts in an official capacity for personal gain.

The word corrupt when used as an adjective literally means "utterly broken".[1] The word was first used by Aristotle and later by Cicero who added the terms bribe and abandonment of good habits.[2] Morris,[3] a professor of politics, writes that [political] corruption is the illegitimate use of public power to benefit a private interest. Economist I. Senior[4] defines corruption as an action to (a) secretly provide (b) a good or a service to a third party (c) so that he or she can influence certain actions which (d) benefit the corrupt, a third party, or both (e) in which the corrupt agent has authority. Kauffman,[5] from the World Bank extends the concept to include 'legal corruption' in which power is abused within the confines of the law - as those with power often have the ability to make laws for their protection.

IF THE SHOE FITS.........WEAR IT!

Anonymous said...

Above commnt !!!!!


LOL! lol! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Yes, great comment from Plaistow. Keep 'em coming,

Anonymous said...

Watch the YouTube video noted above of a certain public figure making public gestures using his private parts in a public meeting. Lewd.

Anonymous said...

He can,t help it being related to Phil...meow

Anonymous said...

Blockhead here, not only did I read our CIC regulations also the States RTK laws. After reading rsa 91-A:3, it seems that when you go into a non public meeting that you must come out of it and open up in a public meeting, then you can seal the minutes. This I think has to be done in 72 hours and if not the minutes becomes public records! Correct me if I am wrong but I never saw the board do this. So if this is true we can now go and ask to see all the nonpublic minutes, which they by law have to keep. Also if there is any proof that these or any records have been altered or destroyed somebody is in trouble. Non public meetings are designed to protect people applying for a job with the town so they can retain their privacy. If the town did not follow procedure they got more troubles than the CIC can dole out.
Why aren't the BOS, employees handling records and elected officials all brought up to speed what they can or cannot do by the States RTK and our own laws? They are quite simple to understand. We retain a lawyer and a simple couple hour seminar should point out quite clearly on how they should conduct business. It would be a lot cheaper than the increase in insurance rates and bad reputation due to lawsuits.

Anonymous said...

Watched the first 5 person selectman meeting last night.

No mention of COI...

What happened to the fancy new hand build table?