The association members, including former association president
The letter states that when association members voted to disband in 2007, they agreed any money remaining in the organization's bank account would be turned over to the town.
The letter was signed by Elwell, who was president of the organization when it disbanded, current Fire Chief
Following his effort to track the money down, South Thomaston Administrative Assistant
Brown was a member of the firemen's association until it disbanded and was the town's fire chief until he resigned in 2006.
Brown then filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming he was harassed to the point that he was forced to resign. The town and Brown settled in
Spear said earlier this month that he forwarded the bank information to the
What happened with the association's money has been a topic of conversation off and on in town for the past four years. The issue first arose publicly at a
Spear said he simply wants the money to help pay for a new firetruck approved by voters at the March town meeting this year. At that meeting, Brown argued against the town buying the truck.
Contacted by telephone two weeks ago, Brown said he does not know whether he withdrew the money from the account in 2010. When asked again why he wouldn't know if he had or not, he said he had no comment. Brown did add, however, that the town was in error when it disbanded the association. He also questioned what right the town had to get records of the association bank accounts.
A telephone message left for Brown on Wednesday morning was not immediately returned.
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