Fitchburg councilors: Mayor's pay isn't enough

Dec 17, 2012 Full story: Sentinel & Enterprise 30

According to some councilors, the amount currently being given -- which has stayed the same for many years -- isn't nearly enough for the requirements of the job.

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Are you kidding

Fitchburg, MA

#1 Dec 17, 2012
Has anybody heard of perfomance based raises?
No lights / no raise! Sorry! We have to pay out of pocket for street lights and
you people have the balls to give out raises You should be ashamed.
Ignore public safety and take a raise,how do you sleep at night?
The True Story

Fitchburg, MA

#2 Dec 17, 2012
Are you kidding wrote:
Has anybody heard of perfomance based raises?
No lights / no raise! Sorry! We have to pay out of pocket for street lights and
you people have the balls to give out raises You should be ashamed.
Ignore public safety and take a raise,how do you sleep at night?
You might feel better if you move out of Fitchburg. Manhattan has a lot of street lights.
Totally agree

Fitchburg, MA

#3 Dec 17, 2012
Are you kidding wrote:
Has anybody heard of perfomance based raises?
No lights / no raise! Sorry! We have to pay out of pocket for street lights and
you people have the balls to give out raises You should be ashamed.
Ignore public safety and take a raise,how do you sleep at night?
All my tax paying friends in this town agree with your opinion and have had enough
With negotiation that takes years, get the job done, turn the street light on .
Then (council) can talk about a raise.
Tax payer

Fitchburg, MA

#4 Dec 17, 2012
Are you kidding wrote:
Has anybody heard of perfomance based raises?
No lights / no raise! Sorry! We have to pay out of pocket for street lights and
you people have the balls to give out raises You should be ashamed.
Ignore public safety and take a raise,how do you sleep at night?
I agree council should really be talking about how they can restore the street lights that former
Politicians worked so hard to obtain. It shouldn't take years to negotiate with unitil. You need to maintain what we already have (parks,pools,street lights and so on). Make it beatiful and light it up! Then business will come,and crime will go find some other dark hole to climb under.
The True Story

Fitchburg, MA

#5 Dec 17, 2012
Totally agree wrote:
<quoted text>All my tax paying friends in this town agree with your opinion and have had enough
With negotiation that takes years, get the job done, turn the street light on .
Then (council) can talk about a raise.
Ask the Fitchburg State police to install a blue light in your neighborhood. A nice, bright blue light.

Or just move away.
peaches

Fitchburg, MA

#6 Dec 17, 2012
daddy the men in the dark truck took me,, woof,, woof,, in the dark ,, woof,, woof,,they not scared of the blue light woof,, woof, all the way to doggie heaven,, woof,, woof,,
Street light

Leominster, MA

#7 Dec 17, 2012
Tax payer wrote:
<quoted text>I agree council should really be talking about how they can restore the street lights that former
Politicians worked so hard to obtain. It shouldn't take years to negotiate with unitil. You need to maintain what we already have (parks,pools,street lights and so on). Make it beatiful and light it up! Then business will come,and crime will go find some other dark hole to climb under.
Fruck you, I'm not turning on until loafers like you pay your taxes or move!
Ramon Huertas

Concord, MA

#8 Dec 18, 2012
Jeez, if the salary of the mayor was increased and the idiot Blue Light Lynch ran and won that would mean Lynch would be paid $69,999 more than he has ever previously earned.
O Danny Boy

Concord, MA

#10 Dec 18, 2012
Where else but Fitchburg can you screw up year after year after year and get paid $60,000 for it?
huh

Leominster, MA

#11 Dec 18, 2012
O Danny Boy wrote:
Where else but Fitchburg can you screw up year after year after year and get paid $60,000 for it?
I'd love to get my hands on his old appointment book to see what he actually did all day.
Really Rachel

Fitchburg, MA

#12 Dec 21, 2012
I tried to be mayor once.
Larry Smart

Gardner, MA

#13 Dec 21, 2012
So did I .
Really Rachel

Fitchburg, MA

#14 Dec 22, 2012
Larry Smart wrote:
So did I .
The voters didn't want me. Said I was as crazy as a loon.

So I sued the city over a non-issue.
Lynch for Mayor

Fitchburg, MA

#15 Dec 22, 2012
The city is a mess. We need a leader not a follower.

This Mayor has not stood for the itizens of Fitchburg on ANY issue!! Name ONE????

She has ignored petitions. The city is engulfed with corruption and special interests!

Fichburg is beginning to look and feel like Lowell!
Cuckoos Nest

Gardner, MA

#16 Dec 22, 2012
Lynch for Mayor wrote:
The city is a mess. We need a leader not a follower.
This Mayor has not stood for the itizens of Fitchburg on ANY issue!! Name ONE????
She has ignored petitions. The city is engulfed with corruption and special interests!
Fichburg is beginning to look and feel like Lowell!
You are violating my Civil Rights posting this comment.
huh

Leominster, MA

#17 Dec 22, 2012
Lynch for Mayor wrote:
The city is a mess. We need a leader not a follower.
This Mayor has not stood for the itizens of Fitchburg on ANY issue!! Name ONE????
She has ignored petitions. The city is engulfed with corruption and special interests!
Fichburg is beginning to look and feel like Lowell!
A follower? Really? That's your assessment of this mayor? She's the first who has tried to stabilize the finances. What kind of petitions are being ignored? Petitions go to the council for ratification - doesn't matter if she ignores them. That's the check and balance part of government. Surely you know that.
Obvious

Fitchburg, MA

#18 Dec 22, 2012
Lynch for Mayor wrote:
The city is a mess. We need a leader not a follower.
This Mayor has not stood for the itizens of Fitchburg on ANY issue!! Name ONE????
She has ignored petitions. The city is engulfed with corruption and special interests!
Fichburg is beginning to look and feel like Lowell!
You will never become mayor. You will never be elected to any position in Fitchburg. The good citizens of Fitchburg will never vote for a convict,
Lynch

Fitchburg, MA

#19 Dec 22, 2012
huh wrote:
<quoted text>
A follower? Really? That's your assessment of this mayor? She's the first who has tried to stabilize the finances. What kind of petitions are being ignored? Petitions go to the council for ratification - doesn't matter if she ignores them. That's the check and balance part of government. Surely you know that.
She has catered to FSU. She has protected unlawful behaviors. Petitions to turn the lights back on were collected. this is the publics interests which she ignored! The trash program was voted down but she implemented it as there are now added cost to every citizen through trash fees.
Lynch

Fitchburg, MA

#20 Dec 22, 2012
huh wrote:
<quoted text>
A follower? Really? That's your assessment of this mayor? She's the first who has tried to stabilize the finances. What kind of petitions are being ignored? Petitions go to the council for ratification - doesn't matter if she ignores them. That's the check and balance part of government. Surely you know that.
So, having a better bond rating is wonderful! If only the city paid back any loans that it has made such as to finance its pension system it would then matter.

It is all smoke and mirrors as nothing is getting done for the citizens but for we all have less services and pay much higher fees!!! That is the fact!!!!!!!!!!
Lynch

Fitchburg, MA

#21 Dec 22, 2012
Obvious wrote:
<quoted text>
You will never become mayor. You will never be elected to any position in Fitchburg. The good citizens of Fitchburg will never vote for a convict,
I will raise issues that need to be raised just wait till the next election and watch for my fliers to every Fitchburg citizen.

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