Monday, September 15, 2008
THE FORMER EMPLOYEES OF ANTRIM TOWNSHIP'S RESPONSE TO THE "FINAL REPORT" ISSUED ON AUGUST 2, 2008 TO THE ANTRIM TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BY DHILLON MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Ben Thomas's statement about the report:
The Dhillon Management Services Final Report dated August 2, 2008 is full of inaccuracies, incomplete information, and lacks a holistic review of present and future services provided in Antrim Township. The Study affirms the desires of a majority of the current Board of Supervisors since much of Dhillon's time was spent with them or their designee. Some of the Supervisors recent actions of August 21, however, are inconsistent with the recommendations of Dhillon. Upon finally having an opportunity to read the document, the Supervisors made a huge mistake by not permitting department heads (most now unemployed) and the Manager (with over 60 years of combined experience) to be involved in the review process of Dhillon's writings. Why was this? Supervisors should have been able to read the inaccuracies and the lack of available information. Dhillon wrote about and mixed up the Finance Secretary and Administrative Secretary positions. In their haste, did the Supervisors "eliminate" the wrong employee where both are needed to function pro-actively? How could such an important decision and deliberation by the Supervisors have been made in such a short period of time inside the walls of the Antrim Township building resulting in the "elimination" of six dedicated, knowledgeable employees? The report parallels many inaccurate comments expressed by Supervisors over the past nine months.