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In response to Irene Angiletta’s letter about abuse of power
and open meetings.
In a Town Times letter to editor on 10-11-2013, Irene
Angiletta references the book “The Garden of the Beasts” — which is a political
thriller about Hitler’s rise to power — she points out that abuse of power was
her motivation for writing a letter to editor that stated that “The Middlefield
Lake Beseck Ad Hoc Advisory Committee is abusing its power when it no longer
meets in a public place easily accessible to all, but, rather in the home of
the Chairperson Amy Poturnicki on Pequot Rd.”
I would have welcomed a neighborly call to help answer any of
your questions about our last meeting. It
was a LEGAL meeting that was posted to the public via the Town Clerk’s office,
as you were made aware through the FOI contact generously provided by the Town
Clerk. The notice included the meeting
address; was easily accessible to all and had plenty of available seating. All were welcome and greeted with a warm camp
fire and a large Dutch oven of homemade chili waiting over the coals.
The annual Lake Environment campfire meeting is one of the ways
I show appreciation for the committee’s hard work and dedication as well as a
way to make meetings fun and down to earth.
I welcome your written apology to our committee.
Sincerely, Amy Poturnicki, Chairman Lake Beseck Ad Hoc Advisory Committee