Assistant planning director resigns - Sentinel & Enterprise

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Assistant Planning Director Andrew Taylor resigned Friday, saying he could not work in the city part time with no benefits, after his hours were cut this month.
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bo scott mother

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Jul 24, 2010
 
andy was part of a coup sponsered by Rowland, Dumbrowski and Xarras and it failed....everyone knows what happens to those who plot from within and lose...Andy played the snitch for Lumpy Rowland and it failed and now he's gone....
Eight Years

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Jul 24, 2010
 
Your kidding Lanciani. Qualified? What qualifies Lanciani to be a city councilor. Come on now. Look at Rownlands he knows everything . Just watch the meetings on TV . He is an expert on every subject.

My wife works for the city and this Taylor guy should than the city for writing him a check for 80 thousand a year for a part time job. Get some rest because they are going to make you work at your new job.

I guess Andy spent his days trying to find reasons not to work and lost. Whats worse is that he got himself involved in the Rowlands,Dumbrowski Xarras clan.

Just have to wonder why the Sentinel has not done any stories on the connections between the city council and Xarras. In case you don't know Xarras the a builder property owner and is the worst thing that has happend to the city. City Councilor Dumbbrowski is his attorney and Rowlands Wife works for Dumbrowski.

Oh and wasn't it Jim Lanciani that was the purchasing agent for the city. Oh thats right he was qualified. He stocked shelves at the grocery store and then became the purchaing agent. How do you say pension? How soon we forget.
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Jul 24, 2010
 
All of this drama is because of personal revenge from the mayor. Cut a qualified assistant director whose been doing a great job running the program for 8 years and now put in a full time secretary to pick up where Andy left off? Yup thats going to go over well! The CDBG program has had no problems and has been running accordingly, it is funded by a federal grant, it has nothing to do with city budget. These cuts were very unnecessary and its going to come back to bite mr mayor in the butt when the city loses the grant. His decisions are not only unjustifiable, but they are significantly affecting the families and lives of the employees that were cut. These "part-time" employee cuts were irrational. The employees were only given 19 hours of part time hours, if given 20 hours a week they would be able to keep their benefits for themselves and their families. Hmm...tell me that wasn't a personal slap in the face to those employees. I guess Ms. Lisa knows exactly what to do and how to do it to keep her job and benefits!
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Jul 24, 2010
 
I don't think you have all your marbles. If there is any plot it's the bad mayor plotting to destroy city government and become a dictator. There's no way the former hr person is qualified to be an assistant planning director. Keep drinking that kool-aid!!!
bo scott mother wrote:
andy was part of a coup sponsered by Rowland, Dumbrowski and Xarras and it failed....everyone knows what happens to those who plot from within and lose...Andy played the snitch for Lumpy Rowland and it failed and now he's gone....
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Jul 24, 2010
 
Now you're going to attack Councilor Lanciani??? He was elected- you have a problem with that??? Also, I know you think you're witty changing Councilor Dombrowski's name like that- but... you're not. Juvenile. That's you. Keep blogging- I'll keep laughing at you.
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Your kidding Lanciani. Qualified? What qualifies Lanciani to be a city councilor. Come on now. Look at Rownlands he knows everything . Just watch the meetings on TV . He is an expert on every subject.
My wife works for the city and this Taylor guy should than the city for writing him a check for 80 thousand a year for a part time job. Get some rest because they are going to make you work at your new job.
I guess Andy spent his days trying to find reasons not to work and lost. Whats worse is that he got himself involved in the Rowlands,Dumbrowski Xarras clan.
Just have to wonder why the Sentinel has not done any stories on the connections between the city council and Xarras. In case you don't know Xarras the a builder property owner and is the worst thing that has happend to the city. City Councilor Dumbbrowski is his attorney and Rowlands Wife works for Dumbrowski.
Oh and wasn't it Jim Lanciani that was the purchasing agent for the city. Oh thats right he was qualified. He stocked shelves at the grocery store and then became the purchaing agent. How do you say pension? How soon we forget.
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Jul 24, 2010
 
I wonder what HUD will think of the former hr person taking over? It'll be interesting. If they cut the grant- it'll be all the mayor's fault. Imagine how many people will be negatively affected by this "man".
blowinhishorn wrote:
All of this drama is because of personal revenge from the mayor. Cut a qualified assistant director whose been doing a great job running the program for 8 years and now put in a full time secretary to pick up where Andy left off? Yup thats going to go over well! The CDBG program has had no problems and has been running accordingly, it is funded by a federal grant, it has nothing to do with city budget. These cuts were very unnecessary and its going to come back to bite mr mayor in the butt when the city loses the grant. His decisions are not only unjustifiable, but they are significantly affecting the families and lives of the employees that were cut. These "part-time" employee cuts were irrational. The employees were only given 19 hours of part time hours, if given 20 hours a week they would be able to keep their benefits for themselves and their families. Hmm...tell me that wasn't a personal slap in the face to those employees. I guess Ms. Lisa knows exactly what to do and how to do it to keep her job and benefits!
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Jul 24, 2010
 
bo scott mother wrote:
andy was part of a coup sponsered by Rowland, Dumbrowski and Xarras and it failed....everyone knows what happens to those who plot from within and lose...Andy played the snitch for Lumpy Rowland and it failed and now he's gone....
Jim Whitney, is anyone buying this Xarras conspiracy theory garbage, beside maybe Dean and your dog? Taylor was a professional all the way and including him in your conspiracy theory just shows more signs of your sickness. Jim, it was all planned by Xarras on the grassy knoll.

At least everyone can see the mayor is more concerned about taking care of Whitney than he is with people served by CDBG. Even the press puppet can't hide the fact that he is willing to risk the program for a personal reason.

For someone who has a history of destroying families, this is no big deal.

Vindictive person who leaves children, families and dedicated employees in his wake.


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Jul 24, 2010
 
Xarras has never done any work for the CDBG program...So what does this dept have to do with the "conspiracy theory"?
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Jul 24, 2010
 
obsession wrote:
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Jim Whitney, is anyone buying this Xarras conspiracy theory garbage, beside maybe Dean and your dog? Taylor was a professional all the way and including him in your conspiracy theory just shows more signs of your sickness. Jim, it was all planned by Xarras on the grassy knoll.
At least everyone can see the mayor is more concerned about taking care of Whitney than he is with people served by CDBG. Even the press puppet can't hide the fact that he is willing to risk the program for a personal reason.
For someone who has a history of destroying families, this is no big deal.
Vindictive person who leaves children, families and dedicated employees in his wake.
Couldnt have said it any better!
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Jul 24, 2010
 
That guy Andy made that kind of money? Well maybe we could hire someone from Leominster this time . Many people need jobs right here in town.

Is that the truth or not. Does councilor dombrowski act as the legal council for the Xarris Guy or not? If that is true I don't understand how he can do that and be a city councilor.
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#11
Jul 24, 2010
 
He didn't make that kind of money- and no one would with 19 hours per week. If there's someone qualified who lives in Leominster- you think they'll want 19 hours per week with no benefits- cuz that's the deal.
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That guy Andy made that kind of money? Well maybe we could hire someone from Leominster this time . Many people need jobs right here in town.
Is that the truth or not. Does councilor dombrowski act as the legal council for the Xarris Guy or not? If that is true I don't understand how he can do that and be a city councilor.
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Jul 24, 2010
 
Even the planning director doesn't make that kind of money!
robinson wrote:
That guy Andy made that kind of money? Well maybe we could hire someone from Leominster this time . Many people need jobs right here in town.
Is that the truth or not. Does councilor dombrowski act as the legal council for the Xarris Guy or not? If that is true I don't understand how he can do that and be a city councilor.
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Jul 24, 2010
 
I know for a fact Andy only made 67K a year so get your facts right before you spout off.
Just when you thought

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#14
Jul 25, 2010
 
Looks like in City Hall is about to get a whole lot better now that one of the Mayor's rats is coming back to administer more of his propaganda. Now whenever that is a ribbon cutting we'll get to read "assistant planning director" under the photo! Great. So for all of you who said she was useless if guess Deano showed you. Not only can he waste money on fields and empty buildings; he can blow if on sex-for-hire employees too. What a f-ing joke this guy is turning out to be. Can't wait till someone bigger than his ex punches this clown out.
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#15
Jul 25, 2010
 
Absolutely nothing - just the mayoral harem trying to deflect people's attention away from the issue at hand. If the city councilors care enough about the city to have healthy disagreements with him- he has the harem blog insults and accusations in hopes of discrediting them. The harem throws in the Xarras conspiracy to deflect your attention away from the mayor's affection for certain developers. Not a genius move on the their part. Doesn't take much to see through that kind of behavior.
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Xarras has never done any work for the CDBG program...So what does this dept have to do with the "conspiracy theory"?
Whistle While You Work

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Jul 25, 2010
 
This mayor is trying to make everyone else pay the price. Well he should be the first in line. It is disgusting…what he has said and what he is doing to Leominster employees. Thank goodness his girlfriend is still employed full time. Mayor, you want to start cutting people you think are useless start with yourself. I love how he thinks he can do everybody’s job better and then inserts people who will be little minions with no know how. I hope the federal/state overseeing bodies cut the planning budget citing no confidence. You go on being your egotistical self…. a Dean-O-Phobe is converted every minute. I would not shake this guys hand even if it came with a free air conditioner.
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Jul 25, 2010
 
If the mayor cut his girlfriends salary it would be like cutting his own. They live together!!! Why would he do that? It would be sad to see the grant get cut, but it would be great to see the City Council step up, they could've prevented this mess.......I see a lot of smoke and mirrors, and hear a lot of tough talk, but when push comes to shove they are useless and it appears the mayors knows this and takes advantage of it.

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#18
Jul 25, 2010
 
Is Stacia Venturi still a partner in the flag shop on Main Street ? I also see the Mayor is selling off some of his equipment at the sandpit on Mechanic
Street, which is owned by him. Pondering the weird
sign there advertising "buckskin Sand Compan" ?

LM
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Jul 25, 2010
 
lisa wrote:
If the mayor cut his girlfriends salary it would be like cutting his own. They live together!!! Why would he do that? It would be sad to see the grant get cut, but it would be great to see the City Council step up, they could've prevented this mess.......I see a lot of smoke and mirrors, and hear a lot of tough talk, but when push comes to shove they are useless and it appears the mayors knows this and takes advantage of it.
And this is how rumors get started! He does NOT live with her. Believe 10% of what you hear. It's all the same people in this blog slamming the mayor. Does anyone have any objections as to how this city has turned out? It's gorgeous! That's what he has been hired to do for 20 years! Rowlands and his posse are absolutely and clearly out for blood. They saw a weakness in the mayor when it comes to his relationships, and jumped all over him! Can't wait to all the juicy stories about the Rowlands/Xarras clan comes out! Who wants to go first?!
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Jul 25, 2010
 

This is a quote from Frederick Douglass. Just as relevant today as when he wrote it.

"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them."

Freedom of the press- let us have it mr. mayor!!!

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