Standish councilor criticizes firing of town manager who’d served less than 8 months

Peter Starostecki believes other councilors and staff at Town Hall viewed Kris Tucker 'as a detriment to the status quo' and says the termination in a 6-1 vote was 'a total snow job.'

STANDISH — The lone councilor who voted against firing Town Manager Kris Tucker said Tuesday that the termination was “a total snow job.”

The council voted 6-1 during Monday night’s special meeting to terminate Tucker’s contract without cause, meaning he is entitled to severance and health care payments. Tucker had been on the job for less than eight months.

 

Councilor Peter Starostecki said by phone Tuesday morning that he believes other members of the council and staff at Town Hall view Tucker “as a detriment to the status quo.”

“I’m pretty upset about it,” said Starostecki, who called Tucker a “terrific town manager” and claimed that the termination was “a total snow job.”...

 

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