Milton supervisor rehires worker at centre of computer controversy

MILTON — The town staff who admitted to eliminating data files off of the town computer systems in 2019 is again functioning at Town Corridor.

Shannon Doherty, who worked for Supervisor Scott Ostrander during his initially time period, has been rehired by Ostrander who gained a second time period in November.

“It’s nobody’s business,” Ostrander explained of Doherty. “It’s my appointment. If anyone has any issues about it, maybe they should arrive see me about it. …First of all, Shannon did not do something wrong. She place the pcs back again to manufacturing unit settings. … Nothing was completed improper.”

Former Supervisor Benny Zlotnick, who defeat Ostrander in 2019 and then missing in previous year’s rematch, does not think Doherty really should be doing the job for the city. He aired his disgust at his final assembly with the board in December.

“I want you all to know a very little bit extra about Shannon,” he said publicly. “This is the female who has admitted on tape in an interview, that the Republican committee posted on their Facebook webpage, that she did delete products off of the town desktops.”

He also complained Doherty handed out derogatory fliers that qualified a resident at a person of the city board conferences and, he mentioned, tried out to secure health insurance positive aspects from the town that she was not entitled to.

On Friday, he took a softer strategy.

“I definitely really do not want to be in the middle anymore,” Zlotnick mentioned. “It’s the supervisor’s decision and if that is the way the Republican Occasion wants to operate factors, then God bless them. I’m out.”

Doherty, as minutes from the January reorganization meeting demonstrate, is paid out $43,243 every year. On Friday, she stated that all the emails from 2017 onward are in the computer systems now.

Ostrander said the very same issue, inviting the Instances Union to come to his office to look at the personal computers.

“I’m ill of men and women producing up lies,” Ostrander reported. “I have evidence if you want to see it.”

Months just before November’s election, Doherty reported the only detail finished was the elimination of e-mail involving herself and Ostrander. She stated she was explained to how to do it by an IT professional the city contracts with.

“I was instructed everything was saved, very little would be lost,” she claimed at the time. 

Ostrander also pointed a finger at Zlotnick’s private secretary saying she “necessary assistance turning her computer on by two city employees” and that the total detail was a Home windows update.

Zlotnick, having said that, claimed that in January 2020, as he was preparing for his very first board meeting as supervisor, he found out all programs, like Term and Excel as perfectly as their documents, were being gone from the office computers. He employed an IT specialist to get the personal computers again up and functioning. A monthly bill for $270, dated March 7, 2020, signifies that the personal computers had no administration techniques and were being set to manufacturing unit default. The charge was for restoration of all features. Zlotnick has mentioned it is really unclear if all documents were being restored.

“The files that supposedly disappeared are still on there,” Ostrander stated. “I’m sick of people today who result in controversy in the city when we are making an attempt to transfer the town ahead.”

When Zlotnick took business, he did not go after prices against Doherty or Ostrander about the personal computers, expressing it was not truly worth it. He has given that occur to regret that choice. In October, Zlotnick went to the condition Legal professional Standard to investigate the personal computer incident. The Legal professional General’s place of work has not mentioned if they have taken any measures.