Letter: ‘Buddy club’ management of Whiteland unacceptable

Phil Wilson


To the editor:

In February, the town of Whiteland hired Norm Gabehart for the position of stormwater department manager and gave to him the additional responsibility of street supervisor. More than 10 people applied for the position.

Town Manager Dennis Capozzi hired Gabehart. Other applicants had higher education, experience and certification required for the stormwater position.

Gabehart had served on the Whiteland Town Council in 1999 when he was arrested for a DUI. He obtained his GED to lower his 2004 felony OWI arrest to a misdemeanor conviction. He also does not have stormwater certification.

Gabehart has long known Capozzi, whose wife is the Whiteland utility billing clerk.

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