PROVINCETOWN — The Finance Committee re-elected Mark Hatch unanimously as chairman at its most modern meeting, regardless of him coming less than general public scrutiny in excess of alleged social media posts demeaning citizens and criticism of his governance on the committee.

Hatch retains his placement for the subsequent 5 months. Committee users will have the prospect to vote once again in July just after the Could 1 once-a-year town assembly, primarily based on the Feb. 16 committee vote.  

Provincetown Finance Committee Chairman Mark Hatch

Criticism of Hatch’s alleged social media posts on his non-public accounts demeaning customers of the public have dogged him due to the fact past summer season. A few inhabitants filed grievances in June with the Choose Board a person criticism was also sent to City Moderator Mary-Jo Avellar, the appointing authority for the Finance Committee. Commonly, Avellar maintains that private remarks on social media are considered free of charge speech and for that reason are not in her regulate to censor.