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Carol Lawlor's swearing in ceremony at issue

Continuing, he said, "All he had to do was say, 'Mark, how about Friday morning?"

Grimm said he had cleared his morning for the original date but had a prior commitment when Lawlor was actually sworn in.

He said wanted to be there.

"The vote is over and she's the chief," Grimm said. "I fully support Chief Carol Lawlor."

Runion said it was a scheduling conflict within the police department that caused the date to be changed to June 6.

"There were 12 police officers who requested that they be there but could not on June 4," said Runion about the date change. "With something as important as a police chief appointment, if I wanted to be there I would have made time to be there."

Runion described the notion that he purposefully changed the date of Lawlor's appointment or withheld the new date from board members as "ridiculous."

"They are the two biggest phonies," Runion said of Grimm and Redlich. "They sit there with all of this open government talk, but I've had more executive sessions because of them then I've ever had on a board."

Continuing, he said, "It's total bull--."

Runion wouldn't say when exactly Grimm got his notice of the date change, saying, "I'm not going to deny he didn't hear about it before. I guess I'm gonna defer to whatever he says."

The supervisor said it could have been a miscommunication, but that the date change was included in the board members' agenda packet on Wednesday, May 28, almost a week before the appointment meeting.

Runion prefaced his statements by saying he doesn't personally create the agenda packet or deliver it to the mailboxes in Town Hall.

Grimm responded by calling Runion a liar, saying it wasn't a miscommunication, but "a total lack of communication," adding his date change notice was not included in his agenda packet, which he picked up before the meeting at Town Hall.

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