Productive mayors work with council members and within the ordinances set by the municipality. Productive mayors don’t hire and fire people who are not in their legal jurisdiction. Chapin Mayor Wilson has ignored the fact that the hiring and firing of the municipal attorney, clerk/treasurer and town administrator are in the council’s jurisdiction.
Mr. Wilson, who has never held a political office before, says the majority of the Town Council does not understand the strong-mayor form of government, but the council members have functioned under this type of government for all of their elected years.
Wilson says Chapin voters gave him a mandate. He won by 17 votes.
He chooses to not be transparent or accountable with how he is managing Chapin taxpayers’ money. He has not presented a town budget. Some citizens are concerned that he could bankrupt the town because of his unchecked and total control over the town checkbook.