"If I had known that the project was going to happen, it would have not happened at all because of the perception," said Brizzell.
Line for line, the work was legitimate as it appeared in the audit, she said. Whether it is legal is not is up to lawyers to decide. But the financial benefit to the town was clear.
Bronner stated at the meeting that the audit will be turned over to District Attorney David Soares' office. It will accompany a number of complaints town Democrats, including candidate for supervisor, Paula Mahan, has filed with the office.
Mahan took issue with the town claiming in media reports the day the audit was released that the document showed no illegal activity on the part of the town.
She asked that the matter be turned over to the authorities, whether or not the project weighed in favor of the town and not the club.""