Republican selectmen remain resolute in defending town charter

The Republican Selectmen, which comprise a majority on the Board of Selectmen, today issued the following statements:

“Contrary to positions taken by First Selectman Michael C. Tetreau, the Town Attorney and the Democratic Town Committee, the court confirmed on May 4, 2017 that a ‘stay’ was indeed in place for the Selectman Special Election. It is disappointing that Judge Bellis chose to remove the stay so late in the process given our legal rights to an appeal and her acknowledgment that her ruling is likely to be reviewed by the Connecticut Supreme Court.

“The court also denied First Selectman Michael C. Tetreau’s illegal attempt to have attorney James Baldwin removed from representing the Town of Fairfield and the Board of Selectmen on this legal matter.

“We continue to believe that the petition for a special election is an illegal power grab orchestrated by the Fairfield Democratic Town Committee. Accordingly, we are now forced to proceed with an immediate application to have the stay reinstated so that our case may be properly appealed.

“We hope and expect this issue will be addressed by the Connecticut Supreme Court on an expedited basis. We will continue to defend our Town Charter and its clear guidance on filling a vacated seat on the Board of Selectmen.”

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