The Turin Town Council won’t let a Kentucky man donate the funds to allow the town to obtain a legal opinion on its decision to ban Town Councilwoman Julia C. Ielfield from the clerk’s office.
The Johnson Newspaper group reported that the council declined to accept a $100 check from Kevin Brumley, a frequent visitor to Lewis County.
The board was offered the check at its meeting Tuesday night. Council members Edward Kubinski Sr., Joanne L. D’Ambrosi and Linda M. Galarneau all voted to decline the check to get the legal opinion.
Mrs. D’Ambrosi said Mrs. Ielfield was told by the board it was not going to bother to pursue the matter with town counsel.
On Sept. 18, Town Clerk MeLinda W. Maciejko denied Mrs. Ielfield entrance to the town office in her home. Problems between Mrs. Ielfield and Mrs. Maciejko came up about a year ago. To date, the specific nature of those problems has not been made public.