Shelton commissioner ousted

The Board of Fire Commissioners was scheduled to meet Tuesday to hire a new fire chief, but that meeting never happened after Mayor Mark A. Lauretti removed Robert Araujo as commission chairman. Full Story
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Truth

Waterbury, CT

#1 Sep 16, 2008
Araujo known for doing the Mayor's bitting got it handed to him by the man he supports. Bob people tried to talk to you but you refused acting like your cocky self. Maybe you will smarten up and realize Mayor Lauretti has to go. You and the Shelton voters are resposible for this tyrant!!
Concerned

Newington, CT

#2 Sep 17, 2008
Time and time again we see the continued political strife that continues to cripple the Shelton Fire Department. The men and women just want to do the jobs that they volunteered to do. The department needs a leader(chief) that is involved, experienced, has the proper training, and is will to continue to support the volunteer fire department. We ALL know this was a political move done purposely to further hold off on the appointment of a chief. Possibly, the commission wanted to appoint someone the mayor didnt want and that could be a possible reason why. When will the State or Feds open their eyes and realize that this town needs a cleansing like Waterbury. Corruption continually plagues the town and with all the information that has come out nothing gets done. What will it take for a wake up call!!! Can the citizens of Shelton really be that nieve?
Shelton citizen

United States

#3 Sep 17, 2008
I agree with both responses, what happened here is the Mayor didn't like what he said so he removed him. People please open your eyes this Mayor has corrupted our city. He needs to go. And it's true all the FBI investigation going on, we hear nothing. Obviously the FBI wouldn't be set up in the city hall if they didn't think our Mayor was corrupt.????????
Speaking Straight

Meriden, CT

#4 Sep 17, 2008
Let's stop all the political commentary. There has been no proof. no charges, no authoritive comments on any "corruption" in Shelton for the last 17-18 years that Mayor Lauretti has been in office. The only time it comes up is at political moments or when his oponents (those that don't like him) want to try to infulence the public. The Fire Commission Chairman is his appointment he has the right not to reappoint (for whatever reason) and he exercised it. The Mayor's leadership with the Fire Dept. is "LET THE FIRE CHIEF RUN THE OPERATIONS OF THE FIRE DEPT NOT THE COMMISSIONERS". Araujo wanted the Commissioners to call ALL shots and in fact have the chief report to him.

There has been no progress under Araujo and the fire department members know it. Stay out of it..let the situaton clear itself. Hope Lauretti does a better job this time in appointing a new chairman.

If the voters don't like the way he runs the City or his appointments the VOTERS will ultimately call that shot.
It seems that the majority of citizens like the way the City has been run (He has been elected over 8 times by substantial margins)..
Wake up STOP being negative just because you don't like Lauretti..you're making it personal and NOT based on fact...Help Shelton move ahead be constructive not destructive.

Speaking Straight
Wayne Detzler

Ashford, CT

#5 Sep 17, 2008
It is encouraging to see the Mayor raising the level of the Fire Commission. During my career as a fire department counselor our large department in Charlotte, NC commissioned me to work on management ethics in the fire service. This area is long ov erdue for reform.
to the city hall poster

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Sep 17, 2008
"Wake up STOP being negative just because you don't like Lauretti..you're making it personal and NOT based on fact...Help Shelton move ahead be constructive not destructive."
The fact of the matter is that downtown is DUMP and has been for the past 40+ years. Its filled with trash debris, run down buildings, crime, drugs and low income rental properties. Ever come down RT110 from Monroe. Its like getting smacked in the face when you pass the park on the right. You come right into BAGS of garbage on your left and dumpy buildings and rusty CHAIN link fences on your right. Very appealing!
The only reason he stays in office is because he keeps the taxes low for the residents of "hungtington".
Hey Buffy and Clark, take off your pink and yellow cartigans and wake up! You pay your taxes to the CITY of SHELTON NOT Hungtingon. Have some pride in your city and tell your mayor you want it cleaned up!
Its time to retire the staff at City Hall and replace it with some motivated young talent.

Since: Jul 08

East Hartford, CT

#7 Sep 17, 2008
Who is in the running to be the new Chair? Anyone know?
to the city hall poster

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Sep 17, 2008
Doest matter really because all the "hungtington" residents will vote for Lauretti again because he'll promise to neglect downtown and keep taxes down for all the Clarke's and Buffy's.

Its a total joke. I'd love to see someone in "Hungtington" live in their "downtown". My guess is they couldnt last more than a week at best. The phone at the police station would be ringing off the hook. Once they found out that their calls mean absolutely NOTHING they would think twice come voting time.

WAKE UP SHELTON!
the judge

Ansonia, CT

#9 Sep 17, 2008
to the city hall poster wrote:
"Wake up STOP being negative just because you don't like Lauretti..you're making it personal and NOT based on fact...Help Shelton move ahead be constructive not destructive."
The fact of the matter is that downtown is DUMP and has been for the past 40+ years. Its filled with trash debris, run down buildings, crime, drugs and low income rental properties. Ever come down RT110 from Monroe. Its like getting smacked in the face when you pass the park on the right. You come right into BAGS of garbage on your left and dumpy buildings and rusty CHAIN link fences on your right. Very appealing!
The only reason he stays in office is because he keeps the taxes low for the residents of "hungtington".
Hey Buffy and Clark, take off your pink and yellow cartigans and wake up! You pay your taxes to the CITY of SHELTON NOT Hungtingon. Have some pride in your city and tell your mayor you want it cleaned up!
Its time to retire the staff at City Hall and replace it with some motivated young talent.
"low income rental properties" downtown? you are a moron!
Stephen

Southington, CT

#10 Sep 17, 2008
Boards of Fire Commission have become jokes.Ours doesn't have a single qualified person,or anyone with direct involvement of the FD.

Let the Chief and his staff do their job.Shelton can be proud to have a good "all volunteer" dept. protecting it.Great group of people,dedicated to protecting the citizens without prejudice.

And lastly,no mayor should be in place for 17 or 18 years...change is natural....change is good!!!
taxpayer

Hartford, CT

#11 Sep 17, 2008
What is" hungtington"? I've lived here my whole life and have never heard of it.
Bewildered

Shelton, CT

#12 Sep 17, 2008
"hungtington" is west of Whovill
taxpayer

Hartford, CT

#13 Sep 17, 2008
Bewildered wrote:
"hungtington" is west of Whovill
LOL. Appreciate the clarification.
peephole

Newington, CT

#14 Sep 17, 2008
taxpayer wrote:
What is" hungtington"? I've lived here my whole life and have never heard of it.
thats were all your tax money comes from you moron , you must live under a rock or belong to the white hills f.d.. only a fool would make a statment like that . if it was'nt for all the corparations in that area shelton would have become a welfare town like ansonia and bridgeport long ago .
taxpayer

Hartford, CT

#15 Sep 17, 2008
what corporations are in hungtinton? West of Whoville is not Shelton. Do you even live here?
By the way, name calling is for small minded people who don't know how to use "big words" in sentence.
peephole

Newington, CT

#16 Sep 19, 2008
taxpayer wrote:
what corporations are in hungtinton? West of Whoville is not Shelton. Do you even live here?
By the way, name calling is for small minded people who don't know how to use "big words" in sentence.
you must really live in fantacy land , take a ride down progress dr. or bpt ave near shelton square , that area is considerd huntington . i think you live in huntington Nebraska lived hear my whole life and whoville is down past indian well , unless you live in the river .
bob

Unionville, CT

#17 Sep 19, 2008
amazing what this man is able to get away with in this town.
shelton mom

Newington, CT

#18 Sep 20, 2008
peephole wrote:
<quoted text>thats were all your tax money comes from you moron , you must live under a rock or belong to the white hills f.d.. only a fool would make a statment like that . if it was'nt for all the corparations in that area shelton would have become a welfare town like ansonia and bridgeport long ago .
peephole i agree ,went to an event at the whithills fire house last year and all they did was talk about how bad the situation was with the city and mayor all the things they said about the huntington area of town , but what really put it over the edge is when one of the whitehills firemen i think he was an officer of the firehouse got up into a microphone drunk off his a** with dirty jeans and a cowboy hat ( wow we )and started rambling on and on about the mayor and the commisioners from huntington ,the sad thing is that a lot of people who attended this fundraiser were employees of the city and from the huntington area my husband and i watched as this idiot rambled on to get Lauretti out of shelton . needless to say the place emptied out in a matter of a half hour and needless to say that was the last fundraiser we will attend at that place , just goes to show you the mentality of some of these inbreads. they have no idea what they speak of . and yes most of the taxes come from huntington . and do your home work huntington was hear before shelton and most certainly before whitehills , if it smeels like poopy it's most likly poopy thats what i thought of that guy he was no hero in my mind just a drunk trouble maker
Shelton FF

Shelton, CT

#19 Sep 22, 2008
Hey Shelton Mom. What event are you talking about?
Hill Resident

Shelton, CT

#20 Sep 22, 2008
White Hills residents would like to know what fundraising event Shelton Mom attended that these alleged comments were heard. If this did occur, the opinion of one person does not necessarily reflect the opinion of all, fireman or not! I know for a fact that White Hills Fire Co.#5 works very hard to raise money through fundraisers to pay for equipment that is not funded from the city budget, this is equipment that these State of Ct. certified "inbreds" use to save your a** in the event of a fire or accident.
P.S.(needless to say) Learn how to spell!

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