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Chancery Court Lawsuit Filed in Dewey Beach Town Manager Case

Posted: 07/14/2017 10:13:00 -04:00 Updated:
Dewey Beach Town Hall (Photo: WBOC) Dewey Beach Town Hall (Photo: WBOC)

GEORGETOWN, Del.- A group of people - many of whom are career employees with the Town of Dewey Beach - filed a lawsuit Thursday in Delaware Chancery Court seeking, among other things, the suspension of Town Manager Marc Applebaum for alleged misconduct while in office. 

The 73-page lawsuit, which has Applebaum, the Dewey Beach mayor and commissioners, and Town Solicitor Frederick Townsend listed as defendants, accuses Applebaum of racial discrimination, sexual discrimination, hostile work environment, improper interference with the police department, improper interference with building inspector, improper interference with the beach patrol and improper interference with the Alderman Court.

In addition to seeking his suspension, the lawsuit requests an injunction to stop Appelbaum’s interference with the operations of the police department, beach patrol, building inspector and Alderman court, and voiding of actions done by the town council in violation of the Freedom of Information Act.

Thursday's lawsuit is just the latest of woes for Applebaum, who has had several formal complaints filed against him. 

The Dewey Beach Town Commissioners are holding their regular meeting Friday at 5 p.m. On the regular agenda the commissioners are slated to consider and possibly vote to approve a motion to ratify the town solicitor's engagement of attorney Max Walton of Connolly Gallagher to perform an independent investigation in the matter of the town manager. 

 

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