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Rusty's conflict of interest unbridled by Norm Silberdick

Since Rusty Bridle is the Chamber of Commerce's Director of Membership Development, a position we assume includes a lucrative salary. The problem is that he did not recuse himself from the discussion and vote this past month and he made the motion that resulted in deferring any action on commercial trash collection to November 1st. If our supposition is correct that Selectman Bridle is a financially compensated employee of the Chamber of Commerce then it would be a blatant violation of the Town of Hampton Code of Ethics, Chapter 594-4, which addresses "Conflicts of Interest." If, in fact, Selectman Bridle does not receive any financial compensation from the Chamber he should clear the air and state that at the next Board of Selectmen’s meeting. Otherwise he should recuse himself from any future discussions involving the Chamber of Commerce, all issues impacting its members

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