More than a month after Damariscotta Police Chief Ron Young was placed on administrative leave, the Damariscotta Board of Selectmen plans to have a closed-door session Wednesday, March 1 to review a personnel matter.
Young, who started as chief in September 2013, has been on non-disciplinary paid administrative leave since Jan. 12. Sgt. Jason Warlick has been overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department.
Damariscotta Town Manager Matt Lutkus said an internal investigation involving Young has been completed. As of Tuesday, Feb. 21, no disciplinary action had been taken.
During the selectmen’s meeting Wednesday, Feb. 15, Lutkus said the reason for the upcoming executive session is for the selectmen to hear his “explanation of a disciplinary action that (he’s) recommending” and have the selectmen hear the employee’s side of the matter.
Lutkus declined to say whether Young will be the topic of the executive session, saying he was “unsure of how specific (he) could be” without talking to the town attorney.
The executive session will begin at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 1 in the town office. Under state law, the selectmen must open the meeting in public and vote to go into executive session. If the board decides to take any action, it will have to end the executive session and do so in public.