This letter is in response to the article written Dec. 22, 2010, entitled “Waxhaw struggles with town hall decision”. I want to personally thank the Union County Weekly for publishing such a telling article and bringing to light, certain questionable activities led by Commissioner Erin Kirkpatrick. I would like to say that even though Erin Kirkpatrick’s actions have been explained away as innocent, I feel the citizens and community of Waxhaw have a right to call into question her ethics and morals for decisions she made, which resulted in such a blatant conflict of interest. I personally believe that any future decisions, recommendations or votes she makes will need further evaluation and review to ensure she is serving the best interest of the community of Waxhaw. I also do not believe she had the interest of our community at heart when she recommended Warren Techentin Architecture as the “right firm” to serve the needs of the town of Waxhaw. I would hope the other commissioners would take notice that this behavior will not be tolerated, and the community of Waxhaw deserves better. I believe that Erin Kirkpatrick should step down as commissioner, and in light of her actions should offer an apology to the community of Waxhaw for behavior I would characterize as borderline unethical. Again, I thank you for your willingness to report the truth, and I will continue to be an avid reader of the Union County Weekly.
Isaac S. Montanya