This is an open letter to the citizens of Danielsville.
Do the mayor and city council have the citizens of Danielsville’s best interest at heart?
Why did they decide to hire a non-certified police chief after the ad they ran stated that they wanted a certified police chief?
Then a week later (when they decided) to reduce the qualifications of what they were asking for, why wasn’t the former police officer that was loved by the citizens so much notified by the council of the changes in qualifications so he could apply for the chief’s position?
Is this because of the “good old boy” system that still lives in Danielsville?
It is known that certain council members publicly supported the new chief when he ran for sheriff. It is known the new chief will run for sheriff again. Why are the mayor and council now letting the chief make the hiring decisions of police officers when the old chief could not?
As for the former chief, why wasn’t he making this kind of money so he could support his family?
Personal gain, or the interest of the people of Danielsville?
I hope the citizens remember about the election this year for the mayor and two city council seats in November.
This could cost the city of Danielsville and the citizens a lot of money because of the possibility of lawsuits.
I agree with you Randy, boy and how the good old boy politics still exists in Danielsville!
07/15/13 at 07:44 PM
Randy I have ask myself the same questions. Like somebody didn't all of a sudden decide to do research and find out they were not paying their chief enough? Matt ask for a raise BUT they told him NO and now they decide to pay the chief more? I'm sorry but I don't buy it. It looks like the Leaders of Danielsville have been sipping the Obama Kool-Aid? To them there is no such thing as dirty politics? Do whatever you have to do to get them people in you CAN CONTROL? Now while I don't know Baird I do know they couldn't control Matt? SO I guess we'll see how long this chief keeps his job?
"Why are the mayor and council now letting the chief make the hiring decisions of police officers when the old chief could not?"
I wouldn't know the answer to that, but I do remember that Mr. Baird had wanted to form a citizen's panel or something similar to select and recommend sheriff's department employees for the sheriff to hire. He felt a department could not attract and maintain quality employees if every 4 years their jobs were in jeopardy due to the whims of a newly elected sheriff. Doesn't seem like a bad idea, but then I don't know what's involved in running a sheriff's office. Regarding Danielsville, how many officers can be hired? If only one or two then maybe it's more important that they all get along and trust one another so the chief of police would be the one to know that mix. Again, I'm not privy to the realities of police departments so I'm just guessing.