December 5, 2012

Somerset County Commissioners to name interim administrator today

Doug Harlow

Staff Writer
SKOWHEGAN — Somerset County commissioners will name an interim county administrator this afternoon following the unexpected resignation Tuesday of Larry Post.
Commissioners this morning said Post’s lack of communication on routine county matters and specific business issues, including dealings with the state Board of Corrections on compensation for boarding out-of-county inmates, were part of his style that conflicted with commissioners.
“His management didn’t match what the majority of the commissioners wanted,” Chairman Robert Dunphy, of Embden, said this morning.
Commissioner Lynda Quinn, of Skowhegan, said commissioner were left out of decisions that Post made “unilaterally.” She said there was never “anything with any meat to it” on the twice-monthly agendas for commissioners’ meetings.
“I said we’re not doing any work here,” Quinn said by phone just before noon. “I said where is the work of the county that we’re supposed to be doing? Why isn’t it on the agenda?”
Post, 59, of St. Albans, left the county courthouse under police escort following a closed executive session with the five-member board of county commissioners. He said the parting was a mutual agreement.
Post could not be reached for further comment today.
The commissioners meeting is set for 4 p.m. today.


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