Oak Bluffs Selectmen Dismiss Council on Aging Director

Ending a four-month controversy, the Oak Bluffs selectmen voted Tuesday to lay off council on aging director Roger Wey.

The decision will be effective June 30.

Mr. Wey has been on paid administrative leave since February.

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Auditors Say Council on Aging Funds Were Mismanaged

Although there was no personal gain, director Roger Wey may have violated more than one state law in his handling of the Quilting Fund, a special report released this week found. Mr. Wey remains on paid leave.

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Selectmen Vote to Continue Investigation of Council on Aging Director
Oak Bluffs selectmen voted 4-0 with one abstention to hire outside experts after a police investigation of Roger Wey, director of the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging, did not find probable cause to bring criminal charges against him.
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No Criminal Charges Filed Against Council on Aging Director
Oak Bluffs selectmen voted to request a police investigation regarding the financial activities of the Oak Bluffs senior center and its director, Roger Wey. After three weeks of investigating, police made a decision to close the case for now.
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Oak Bluffs Straightens Protocols Following Flap Over Fuel Fund
The town is taking steps to clarify procedures for outside donations to the town. Meanwhile, council director Roger Wey remains on paid administrative leave after the discovery of a fund affiliated with the town that was being handled outside the town treasury.
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Quilt Account Explained

The quilters who are part of the Quilt Fund for Fuel Assistance want everyone to know that nothing improper has ever been done with the monies we have collected from all the thousands of people who have bought quilt tickets over the past 16 years, or so.

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Senior Center Director Placed on Paid Leave Over Possible Mismanagement of Funds
The director of the Oak Bluffs council on aging has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into the management of a fuel assistance fund connected to the senior center.
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Fuel Assistance Registration
The fuel assistance program is accepting applications. Applicants under 60 years of age can schedule an appointment at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging by calling 508-693-4509. Seniors may apply at the local councils on aging: Edgartown, 508-627-4368; Oak Bluffs, 508-693-4509; Tisbury, 508-696-4205; Up-Island, 508-693-2896, and Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, 508-645-9265. Applications will be taken through April 30, 2014.
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Honoring Alice Rose

Friends, family and local dignitaries staged a luncheon and party at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging Wednesday in honor of Alice Rose's 102nd birthday. With this birthday, Ms. Rose is now the oldest person in the town of Oak Bluffs, a designation that earned her the Boston Post cane.

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Oak Bluffs Council on Aging Honors Two Citizens

The Oak Bluffs Council on Aging held its annual awards ceremony to honor two of its senior citizens.

Al Hopp has been a loyal volunteer for the council’s biweekly luncheons, assisting with commodities and wherever else he is needed. Without his help, the center would not run as smoothly.

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