Washburn responds to citizen’s ethics complaint

 Washburn responds to citizen’s ethics complaint

During this week’s Dresden City Board meeting, Dresden Mayor Jeff Washburn addressed recent complaints filed to the state ethics commission by a Dresden citizen.

Washburn says the complaint was filed by Chase Kesterson, of 240 Jefferson Street, against him and Dresden Alderman Gwin Anderson for accepting a grant from a Dresden downtown association for exterior building improvements on their respective buildings.

Washburn said the second complaint involved remodeling work at his business without a building permit.

Earlier in the meeting, Kesterson complained he had not been allowed to speak at a recent Dresden Condemnation Board meeting, in which only property owners appearing for the hearing were allowed to speak.