Suspended Rockingham County attorney invited to review county budget
A subcommittee of county delegation members called in embattled Rockingham County Attorney James Reams to review the proposed 2014 instead of the interim-replacement who drafted the budget. (JAMES A. KIMBLE/FILE PHOTO)
Delegation members also agreed to switch the location of their meeting Monday to their offices instead of the county attorney's office.
Weyler said Reams, who has held his post since 1998, was better suited to weigh in on the county prosecutor's budget than Boffetti. Weyler added that Reams had been working prior to his suspension on long-term issues such as employee retention.
Weyler criticized some of Boffetti's decisions, including the departure of Tom Reid, who resigned on Jan. 17 from his job as deputy county attorney.
Boffetti said in an interview he could not comment about Reid's departure because it is a personnel matter.
Major expressed frustration over not knowing what led to Reid's departure two weeks ago, and the status of the investigation into Reams' suspension.
Boffetti said he learned that Monday's meeting was still happening once it was underway at the county complex building a few miles up the road from the county attorney's office.
State Rep. Maureen Mann, D-Deerfield, said she was told that members of the subcommittee were e-mailed on Wednesday about the change in the meeting, but she never saw the email. She showed up at the county attorney's office Monday morning, but did not find her fellow committee members.
"I was surprised because I had thought he had been relieved of duty, but when I saw him there I thought maybe that I was wrong," she said. Mann said she came home to find a voicemail message telling her about the change in location.
A county commissioner said he was shocked when he learned that Reams was called in to review the proposed budget.
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