Shirley boards deadlocked over interi...

Shirley boards deadlocked over interim pay

There are 10 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Jul 13, 2011, titled Shirley boards deadlocked over interim pay. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

Selectmen said Monday night they would like to use funds budgeted for the former town administrator's position in fiscal 2011 to compensate former transition manager Ron Marchetti for stepping in.

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Jsmith

United States

#1 Jul 13, 2011
Nice that the selectmen hid $32,000 from the town for their buddy Ron while they claim we are on the brink of receivership and ask us all to vote to raise our taxes. The guy claims he worked as the interim town administrator over 1,580 hours over a 6 month period while also working on the board of assessors for the town for which he receives health benefits. That equates to about 60 hours/ week. This guy also heads down to Florida for the winter and continues to receive health benefits from the town. So, I think we pay him enough.
Jsmith

United States

#2 Jul 13, 2011
Considering that the town offices are only open 4 days a week, 60 hours a week seems hard to believe. Assuming he did work 40 hours a week for six months, we'd be paying him $30/ hour for his services. If you believe he worked more like 30 hours per week, that's paying him over $40/ hour for his work plus benefits, mind you. Pretty good gig for work that was sold to us all as volunteer work out of the goodness of his heart because he loves our town so much.
sbs

Leominster, MA

#3 Jul 15, 2011
Jsmith wrote:
Considering that the town offices are only open 4 days a week, 60 hours a week seems hard to believe. Assuming he did work 40 hours a week for six months, we'd be paying him $30/ hour for his services. If you believe he worked more like 30 hours per week, that's paying him over $40/ hour for his work plus benefits, mind you. Pretty good gig for work that was sold to us all as volunteer work out of the goodness of his heart because he loves our town so much.
Is it safe to assume you are one of those people who don't give anything back to the town and continually vote to increase the taxes to give more money to the school? I say if Kyle Keady was paid all those years for being a pervert on our dime then why shouldn't someone get compensated for the time they actually are working and not watching women in the bathroom!
Tired of the infighting

Wellesley, MA

#4 Jul 16, 2011
Dearest Shirley, your reputation precedes you.
Jsmith

Caldwell, NJ

#5 Jul 17, 2011
sbs wrote:
<quoted text>Is it safe to assume you are one of those people who don't give anything back to the town and continually vote to increase the taxes to give more money to the school? I say if Kyle Keady was paid all those years for being a pervert on our dime then why shouldn't someone get compensated for the time they actually are working and not watching women in the bathroom!
. Is it safe to assume that you are either Ron, his wife, or one of his buddys or relatives? Our taxes were raised so everyone in town offices could keep an assistant I thought. Keady is irrelevant to this issue. The selectmen should have arranged for compensation for Ron from the start if he was not volunteering his time as he said over and over again. I'll gladly give back to the town if they are cutting checks for $32,000 for volunteers.
sbs

Leominster, MA

#6 Jul 18, 2011
Jsmith wrote:
<quoted text>. Is it safe to assume that you are either Ron, his wife, or one of his buddys or relatives? Our taxes were raised so everyone in town offices could keep an assistant I thought. Keady is irrelevant to this issue. The selectmen should have arranged for compensation for Ron from the start if he was not volunteering his time as he said over and over again. I'll gladly give back to the town if they are cutting checks for $32,000 for volunteers.
None of the above, don't even live in that town, fortunately for me. Shirley has been in the news more than any other small town in the area. I just know how to read and it seems pretty straight forward. If someone volunteers to give a certain amount of time to a position and it ends up being double what was agreed upon then some form of compensation is in order.
People with your attitude make me happy that I live where I do. Enjoy that hick town.
Jsmith

Amesbury, MA

#7 Jul 18, 2011
Thanks SBS. You enjoy your life in your really exciting town/city commenting on my 'hick' town. It is also clear that someone who is appointed as a volunteer should not be paid like a professional. It is also clear that people who beg you to vote to raise your taxes should also not be giving away $32,000 of the taxpayers money to a volunteer a few weeks later.
Scott

Leominster, MA

#8 Jul 26, 2011
7 entries. 4 from the same clown it is no wonder
people don't read this crap..half baked reporter wanna be's
sbs

Leominster, MA

#9 Jul 28, 2011
Jsmith wrote:
Thanks SBS. You enjoy your life in your really exciting town/city commenting on my 'hick' town. It is also clear that someone who is appointed as a volunteer should not be paid like a professional. It is also clear that people who beg you to vote to raise your taxes should also not be giving away $32,000 of the taxpayers money to a volunteer a few weeks later.
And just how much time have you volunteered to your town? I would guess it's probably not much. Read Scott's comment, he hit the nail on the head.
Jsmith

Amesbury, MA

#10 Aug 7, 2011
sbs wrote:
<quoted text>And just how much time have you volunteered to your town? I would guess it's probably not much. Read Scott's comment, he hit the nail on the head.
I have volunteered as much time as Marchetti has to the town (none).

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