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Letter: Ethics Committee in Amherst is a joke

Ethics Committee in Amherst is a joke

I recently received a letter from the Amherst Town Board thanking me for my five years of service on the Board of Ethics Committee. The letter stated my service “certainly made a difference.” That warms my heart, and is nice to know. Problem is, we never held a meeting, and no item was ever referred to the committee for consideration in five years, even after I inquired about it.

As of today, there are no meetings scheduled, and no meeting minutes posted on the town website for the Ethics Committee.

I have served on my share of “in name only” committees in my life, but this one takes the cake. Just wish I still had a resume to pad.

David Polino

Amherst