Town Mum On Termination of Its Finance Director

Town employees were informed by email Nov. 6 that Finance Director Susan Hickey is no longer employed by the town.

The announcement came abruptly and information regarding the details of her termination is not being released.

Town councilors said they did not receive the email about Hickey.

When reached for comment regarding Hickey’s status, Town Manager Kevin Smith said he could not comment. When pressed further for details, Smith said Town Attorney Mike Ramsdell would provide the information he is legally allowed to share.

But when contacted, Ramsdell explained he would not ever comment on a town personnel matter.

In response to a 91-A request for all documentation and/or correspondence related to the termination of former Finance Director Susan Hickey, Ramsdell wrote, “RSA 91-A:5, IV exempts from disclosure records related to internal personnel practices and personnel files.”

“Your letter requests records that would fall within the exemption,” Ramsdell wrote. “Accordingly, there are no records that are responsive to your request that would not fall within the exemption from disclosure provided in RSA 91-A:5, IV.”

Hickey has been employed by Londonderry as Finance Director since Jan. 8, 2001. Her annual base salary as of July 1, 2014 was $116,194.

Hickey did not return a call requesting comment.

Any updates on Hickey’s termination will be posted at www.londonderrytimes.net and on the Londonderry Times Facebook page.

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