Lowery handed township Police Chief Jay Groce a sheaf of letters that she said represented complaints against Wilson. Groce said after the meeting that he would evaluate the complaints and report to the supervisors before their Aug. 25 meeting.
Groce said that he believed the residents' complaints stem from Wilson's ''aggressive manner" in following up complaints last summer about youths riding unlicensed motorcycles and dirt bikes along the streets and railroad right-of-way in the Pomeroy area.
He also said the recent complaints followed a dispute last month between Wilson and a Pomeroy resident that involved a "shoving match." Charges were brought against the resident but were dismissed July 28 following an agreement between an attorney for the resident and the county District Attorney's Office.
Charles Pluck, chairman of the board, declined to discuss any accusations aginst Wilson during the meeting, saying the board had received no formal complaints against him. He said the board, if it receives any formal complaints, would regard the incident as a personnel matter and would not discuss it in public "unless the officer agrees."
Agulnick said the supervisors would hold an executive session during their Aug. 25 meeting to evaluate Groce's report and the complaints against Wilson. The supervisors then will announce publicly whether they have dismissed the complaints as unfounded or whether they intend to hold a hearing to assess Wilson's performance and whether any action should be taken against him, Agulnick said.