Wright said she faxed the town her response the same day she received the letter. According to Mahan, the town had not received the response.
Wright would not speak, specifically, about the charges against Neeley and Romano, but did say, "We're fairly sure that it's politically motivated. You have two long-term town employees who have spotless records and all of a sudden they're being hung out to dry for something that was a big political piece for the supervisor to use to run for office."
Mahan said the incident happened before she was in office, and for that reason it is not political.
"I had received some information that the union thought that this was political or something of that nature, and nothing could be further from the truth," she said.
Mahan also said that she has no problems with Romano or Neeley, and that she feels a public hearing "would alleviate their fears that this had something to do with politics." ""