Erica Stacey, Mary Anne Pilon, Diane Shay, Robert Menagh and probably Donna Derouchie who he was linked to, are probably breathing a sigh of relief.
Mr. Fitzpatrick is the last remaining City Manager or executive left from the Diane Shay debacle as quoted by Lawyer Fay Brunning.
Two of the three retaliating managers are no longer employed by the City, although the terms of their respective departures has not been disclosed to the public.
Mr. Fitzpatrick’s contract is not long to go, and word is that his sick leave letter sounded like a true good bye thanking many that he’s worked with.
Calls to Mr. Fitzpatrick’s number say that he’s unavailable and not having access to voicemail. An angry Mayor Bob Kilger stated he had nothing to say and hung up abruptly to this scribbler.
We will update as more information becomes available.
UPDATE 4:56 PM
I reached Mr. Fitzpatrick by phone who refused comment.
It’s expected that Ms Maureen Adams will be stepping in to replace Mr. Fitzpatrick. Ms Adams, the CFO of Cornwall had been rumored to be the number one candidate to replace him after his retirement or termination.
Or as Fay Brunning, lawyer for Diane Shay put it:
The three retaliating managers and municipal councilors have offered no apologies to Shay or to the other employees of the lodge for violating the whistleblower protections under both the legislation and the City’s own policies. There was no apology to the public, nor to the residents of the lodge.