Then he wrote another letter, one printed in the Littleton Courier -- because that letter appeared in the paper he received a phone call from a Franconia Selectman that I listened to that proves that they responded because his letter appeared in the paper and not because they would have otherwise. The law is simple: They get five (5) days to respond, and either produce the documents if they have them or state why they are not going to produce them. If additional time is needed to determine whether and when production will occur that has to be stated within the five (5) day period.
At no point in time has the town actually followed the Law on RSA 91-A, but then again neither has the State of New Hampshire, as it appears that there is no 2006 Annual Report as noted in this post.
Now we're at the point where we expect that the Concord Monitor and other responsible media who have not yet covered this case will step forward and do so.
Mr. Jesseman's Affidavit is seen on this page and the full text of his letter to the Concord Monitor -- which as I noted in this post stated it was not going to cover the lawsuit -- much to the dismay of the Franconia Collective. Here's the Caledonian Record coverage and the Littleton Courier Coverage (one and two). Writes Jesseman:
I and many others applaud the efforts Chris King is making in pushing the town of Franconia and the State to release all documents pertinent to the May 11, 2007 deaths of Liko Kenney and Bruce McKay. It is unfortunate that a lawsuit is required to force our Government to be open and honest......It seems to me our Selectboard is working for the Town’s insurance company, not the citizens who elected them.
Each Selectman, as an officer of the Town, is required to take an oath of office pursuant to RSA 42:1, said oath requiring compliance with the laws of the state of New Hampshire. I ask you to honor the oath you took, to do anything less will never help this community to heal. We look to you for leadership, and you have failed us. My final advice for the board to consider is, “Healing begins with the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth”. Let’s finally consider the course of truth, for the good of all.
Watch the movie, "Franconia 5/11: Injustice on Stilts."