Pini discusses continued uncertainty
Former town administrator says she’s unsure of her next move
RINDGE — Continued attempts to uncover why Carlotta Pini is no longer Rindge’s Town Administrator find little success as town officials, the most recent Select Board meeting minutes and Pini herself are unable to explain her sudden departure.
In the draft minutes of the Oct. 16 Select Board meeting available Monday at the town offices, nothing appears to be irregular or foreshadow Pini’s exit soon thereafter.
In a phone conversation Monday, Pini confirmed that her last day in the Rindge Town Offices was Oct. 17, though Pini said she couldn’t comment on why she has left employment with the town until “everything is resolved.” Pini thought the topic would come up at the upcoming Select Board meeting on Wednesday.
Rindge Select Board member Roberta Oeser said Monday she could not confirm Pini’s employment was on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting.
Pini did talk about what her future may hold, which is uncertain for the moment. “I really don’t know,” she said in response to questions about her next move. “Obviously, I’ll be looking for another position.”
Pini has been active in other capacities in Rindge in addition to her job as town administrator. According to her LinkedIn page, Pini is the treasurer for the Cathedral of the Pines Board of Directors, and she is on the Board of Directors for New Hampshire Fast Roads, a group working to extend broadband internet access to New Hampshire towns, including Rindge.
When asked whether she would remain involved with these groups, Pini said, “I’ve been thinking about that.” She later added, “I may very well stay involved in the Fast Roads project.” Pini mentioned that the chair of the group had invited her to stay on. “I’m looking forward to that,” Pini said.
In regards to the many projects Pini was a part of as town administrator and now leaves behind, she is unsure how the town will pick up the slack. “I really don’t know what the board intends to do from here,” Pini said.
Though Pini appears to be wading through a series of unknowns, she said, “I can say that a number of people have reached out.” Pini described receiving support, encouragement and thanks from people, and then added, “I’m extremely grateful for their support.”
When asked why she thought answers about her exit were not forthcoming, Pini said, “I think it’s unfortunate, I can’t provide you with an answer.”
Pini added that government on any level moves slowly, and cited the “logistics of the decision-making process” as getting in the way.
Oeser seemed to have a similar sentiment about the lack of answers about Pini. “Everything takes so long,” she said.
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