Friday, March 21, 2014
How Much Does A "Hot" Dog Cost The Taxpayers' Of Lisbon?
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
Lisbon Fire Chief Sean Galipeau, Police Chief David T. Brooks at a recent Town Council Meeting.
On or about 1130 hours March 21, 2014, I witnessed the Lisbon’s Fire Command vehicle traveling along Lisbon Street. I could not see how many people were in the vehicle. I then proceeded to my grandson’s eye doctor’s office to see if I could get his glasses fixed. After, I leave his eye doctor’s office, I took my two grand kids to lunch at Simones Hot Dog Stand at 99 Chestnut Street in Lewiston. Upon arrival at approximately 1200 hours, I was shocked to see Lisbon’s Fire Command vehicle parked in front of Simones.
Upon entering Simones, I observed Chief Sean Galipeau sitting with an unknown female companion. Mr. Richard Mains was talking to Chief Galipeau at the time. Chief Galipeau and his female companion finished their lunch and proceeded to the town owned Fire Command vehicle. I personally observed this unknown female companion get into the town owned vehicle and they drove off. I had people tell me that Chief Galipeau carries his friend's kids and his kids to school every morning but I have never witnessed this because I do not get up that early.
Why are the taxpayers paying for a vehicle, gas and maintenance for Chief Galipeau to utilize for his personal use?
Are the taxpayers' paying for the liability insurance on this vehicle and does it cover unknown female companions? This is a gross violation of town policy on the utilization of town owned vehicles.
It is not right whether a person is on duty or not to utilize a town owned vehicle for his personal use. Chief Galipeau was not in uniform at the time so I am going to assume he was off-duty. When Chief Galipeau is off duty, I am sure that he has appointed another qualified Officer to fill in for him. Chief Galipeau has got to be held accountable for his action and a tighter control has to be implemented to eliminate town employees using town owned vehicles for their personal use at taxpayers’ expense.
How many more town employees are doing this; how long has this has been going on and how much has it cost the taxpayers?