The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act complaint filed on Sept. 16 by Kevin Hickey, Detlef Fuhrmann and Marissa Lowthert against First Selectman Bill Brennan, Selectman Dick Dubow and Board of Finance Chairman Warren Serenbetz for their actions as a search committee for a new chief financial officer (CFO) has been withdrawn.
At the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Oct. 5, Brennan read the following statement:
“With reference to the recent highly politicized and publicized FOI complaint filed against Messrs. Brennan, Serenbetz and Dubow regarding the town of Wilton’s CFO search process, the complainants have withdrawn the complaint. As stated at the last Board of Selectmen meeting on Sept. 21, 2015, the allegations were misplaced and had no merit.”
Contacted for comment, Hickey said, “In light of First Selectman Brennan’s announcement following the filing of this complaint that he would not seek to hire a permanent CFO, we [withdrew] our complaint.”
The selectmen voted at their meeting on Sept. 21 to authorize the National Executive Service Corps (NESC) to prioritize the hunt for an interim candidate, but they made it clear that if a good permanent candidate should come forward, he or she would be considered for hiring.