A front-page story July 9 pointed out that a Huron dispatcher stole $5,200 of municipal funds by pocketing cash he collected as fees for fingerprinting services over a 12 month period.
Earlier this spring, a Huron police officer and a firefighter were disciplined for manipulating a blood pressure test to qualify for “wellness” credits under the city’s health benefit plan. The fire chief, Paul Berlin, was disciplined by the city manager for failing to follow established protocols and improper supervision.
I fully expect that the city manager will discipline police chief, Randy Glovinsky, in the same manner for failing to follow established protocols and improper supervision. It would be the fair thing to do.
I would also expect City Manager Andy White, being the crusader of all that’s good, will discipline himself in the same manner for improper supervision of his subordinates by failing to ensure that they followed established protocols. It would be the fair thing to do.
It only stands to reason, then, that City Council also be disciplined for improper supervision by failing to ensure that the city manager followed established protocols and properly supervised his subordinates. If there are no protocols, then shame on City Council. The proverbial buck does stop with them for they are our elected representatives and they did hire the city manager.
Politics and favoritism must not be the “order of business” in our wonderful city of Huron. Ethics, morality, and consistent good business practices must rule the day. Hidden agendas for personal gain or fear of reprisals must be stricken from the hearts of our leaders and replaced with courage to do what is right because it’s the right thing to do.
Huron residents deserve the best leadership available and your best must be above reproach.