At the last meeting of the Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore asked her adversaries on the Township Board to approve the man whose arguments unseated their choice for Township Attorney, Keri Lyn Krafthefer, in Judge Michael Caldwell’s court.
To no one’s surprise the services of Attorney Nelson were summarily rejected on a 4-1 vote.
“Conflict” was the word used to explain the rejection. Moore was asked to bring three recommendations from among whom the Township Trustees would chose.
At that same meeting unpaid for advice was given by an Ancel Glink attorney that led the Trustees to knock all of the citizen-initiated resolutions off the agenda of Annual Town Meeting.
The provision of that advice led to negative comments from Judge Caldwell (“They’re not going to sneak around behind the Court’s order …”) and a motion to expand the prohibition of legal advice from Ancel Glink beyond Krafthefer.
After the meeting, Nelson brought up the subject in Judge Caldwell’s court and the jurist said,
“The issue is, is there an articulable reason for not approving you.”
A motion filed last Friday may lead to an answer to that question.
Moore contends that Nelson’s approval was “unreasonably withheld.”
“Further, Supervisor Moore believes outside of conflict the Trustees can offer no articulable reason to deny consent and confirmation of Attorney Nelson as Grafton Town Attorney.”
You can read the motion below. Click to enlarge any page.