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McNally Fired From WPCA

Mayor confirms that Tom McNally, a 12-year Montville employee, was fired

Tom McNally, , has been fired, according to his attorney.

"Today the Town of Montville terminated the employment of Thomas McNally as Assistant Superintendent for the Water Pollution Control Authority using the cover of a politically motivated, biased investigation conducted at the Mayor McDaniels’ request," the statement from attorney Jacques Parenteau read. 

"Commencing with the suspect placement of Mr. McNally on administrative leave with pay in close proximity to the change in political control following the November 2011 election, it is clear from the totality of the circumstances, based on interview with witnesses with actual knowledge, that the purpose of the Mayor’s investigation was to create cause to remove Mr. McNally because of his affiliation with the Republican party as the Chair of the Town Committee."

Parenteau went on to say that McNally has filed two Freedom of Information requests with the Town of Montville. McNally "intends to vindicate his rights and the harm caused to his reputation by filing actions in state and federal forums to address the violation of his First Amendment right to be free of retaliation for engaging in political activity," Parenteau stated.

"I can confirm that I did send a termination letter but since there is pending litigation, i can't say a thing more," said Mayor Ronald K. McDaniel.

The statement said that McNally will not step down from his positions as Chairman of the Republican Town Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Public Safety Commission, Secretary of the Board of Education, member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, a member of the Conservation Commission, and a member of the Historical Steering Committee. 

McNally said he had no further comment beyond the statement released by the attorney.

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J. Lincoln June 11, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Liz, your point about a state investigation is appropriate. Beside McDaniel handling this in a inappropriate manner there two other individuals who must bare responsibility. As reported on the pages of this publications this has been brewing since the fall of 2010. Tim May, WPCA Bd. Chairman approached a Town Councilor and asked for his help to get rid of McNally. Brian Lynch has on numerous occasions spoken to people to support the effort. He would have had to be involved with the request to hire an attorney to investigate back in 2010. It has take 1 1/2 years to accomplish the mission. It's obvious these two are also involved.
Ellen Hillman June 11, 2012 at 09:24 PM
The question is not if it interferes with his job but is it a violation of his job contract and the answer to that is yes. He must possess a valid driver's licence according to his employment contract
James June 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM
I agree this town needs state or federal oversight. Our ejected leaders are not capable of running the town. Way too much corruption for a small town.
Miguel June 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Thank you Patch for allowing my comment to be posted. Although I find it suspicious that my opposing views are being censored. People in Montville really need to know more about who this individual is capable of doing."
C.C. June 14, 2012 at 11:04 AM
W.N. Seriously..Are you that out of touch..??.. after a DUI, Special Operator's Permits to drive to work or attend classes or examinations at accredited institutions of higher education are authorized in accordance with Connecticut State Law Title 14 Sec. 14-37a (Amended 2010) and defined in the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies in Sec.14-37a. Its NOT JAIL for six months !!

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