beth mantey

At the outset of last night's Watertown City Council Meeting Mayor Sarah Caron took an aside to read a letter from Ward C Alderwoman Beth Mantey who has been absent from several meetings of late. Caron says that Mantey felt an explanation was needed to explain her absences. Mantey began he letter reassuring the community that the majority of her time representing the ward is done so out of the council chambers and that she attends all committee meetings and returns e-mails whenever she is able to do so. While missing a few votes, Mantey said she’s not neglecting her ward.  She says pressing family matters have come into her life.