At the April 28, 2015 joint Oakland Township Board and Oakland Township Parks and Recreation meeting, the attorneys for both bodies presented their findings regarding the investigation into whether any Township Officials had improperly, and potentially illegally, forwarded “Privileged and Confidential” material to others. Their findings indicated that both former Trustee Maureen Thalmann and current Parks and Recreation Commission member Ann Marie Rogers had forwarded multiple documents. In some cases this information had been shared with an individual who is part of a lawsuit against the Township, the wife of one of our Zoning Board of Appeals members.
The Board and the Commission agreed that the attorneys’ findings would be made public, and that the information would be forwarded to the Oakland County Sheriff’s office for possible further investigation and legal action.
As previously reported, Maureen Thalmann resigned from the Board a few weeks after the investigation was initiated by the Board. Park’s Commissioner Rogers continues to hold her seat as one of our seven elected Parks Commissioners.
Here are video excerpts from the April 28th joint meeting:
Here is a copy of the results of the investigation by Township Board’s attorney:
Here is a copy of the results of the investigation by the Parks and Recreation attorney:
Here is a link to an Oakland Press article published on April 30. The article states that Thalmann claims she was told the issue would “all go away” if she resigned.
Why is this important to the citizens of Oakland Township? This website has been reporting on many inappropriate actions by some of our Board members. This most recent confirmation of inappropriate actions certainly indicates that “all is not well” in Oakland Township. The elected officials of Oakland Township need to pursue potential legal charges, to the full extent of the law, so we demonstrate that Oakland Township has a governance body that obeys the laws.
Former Trustee Thalmann apparently feels that there was no wrongdoing, since she believed the issue would “all go away” if she resigned. Really??
Former Trustee Thalmann has resigned! Current Parks Commissioner Ann Marie Rogers should do the same!
Here is an earlier post pertaining to this subject: