Skating Rink Director

Skating Rink Director

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NA Resident is curious

Bronx, NY

#1 Feb 5, 2013
Rumor has it that the Peter Foote Ice Skating Rink Director Darin Lane got a very large raise beginning Jan. 1st. I'm hearing it equals to about a $9.00/hr raise based on 40hr work week. If true, must be nice to have close friends in council. My question is since the city took over the facility , where does the employees wages come from ??? And if it is a city funded entity, should the raise proposal been brought in front of the city council ??? Can anyone shed light on this ???
chbpod

East Greenwich, RI

#2 Feb 5, 2013
NA Resident is curious wrote:
Rumor has it that the Peter Foote Ice Skating Rink Director Darin Lane got a very large raise beginning Jan. 1st. I'm hearing it equals to about a $9.00/hr raise based on 40hr work week. If true, must be nice to have close friends in council. My question is since the city took over the facility , where does the employees wages come from ??? And if it is a city funded entity, should the raise proposal been brought in front of the city council ??? Can anyone shed light on this ???
Raises are handled through proposed changes in the Compensation Plan-which will be on the agenda at the next regular Council meeting on the 12th-- ask the question then--frankly I doubt that it would be true---not that I know anything- but JBIII has been all over raises like a hawk---I don;t think that one would have slipped by him---but go to the meeting and under Hearing of Visitors -raise the question
Red21

Chicopee, MA

#3 Feb 6, 2013
Does JB hate the city yard supervisor because he didn't hire him or because he won't bury oil on city property?
rumor

Westfield, MA

#4 Feb 8, 2013
Rumor also has it that he was fired from the jail for illegal activities.
yawn

North Adams, MA

#5 Feb 9, 2013
NA Resident is curious wrote:
Rumor has it that the Peter Foote Ice Skating Rink Director Darin Lane got a very large raise beginning Jan. 1st. I'm hearing it equals to about a $9.00/hr raise based on 40hr work week. If true, must be nice to have close friends in council. My question is since the city took over the facility , where does the employees wages come from ??? And if it is a city funded entity, should the raise proposal been brought in front of the city council ??? Can anyone shed light on this ???
The rink supports itself and has its own budget. The raise is old news! The new job description has many new responsibilities!
NA Taxpayer

Pittsfield, MA

#6 Feb 11, 2013
yea north adams hires a lot of people that get fired Barbulunga at Drury high Caught selling drugs in pittsfield his brother got caught giving beer to high school kids kids at ths Jack the old super of pitts had to resign or be fired from pittsfield for having sex with the principal at capeless school now employed at MCLA and that joke leveque security at drury ???
Hmm

Southfield, MI

#7 Mar 1, 2013
What about that joke leveque?
NoAdams Taxpayer

Holyoke, MA

#8 Jun 11, 2015
NA Resident is curious wrote:
Rumor has it that the Peter Foote Ice Skating Rink Director Darin Lane got a very large raise beginning Jan. 1st. I'm hearing it equals to about a $9.00/hr raise based on 40hr work week. If true, must be nice to have close friends in council. My question is since the city took over the facility , where does the employees wages come from ??? And if it is a city funded entity, should the raise proposal been brought in front of the city council ??? Can anyone shed light on this ???
Hello NA Resident is curious. Darin Lane was not skating rink director, he was a manager. The director is Michael Canalles. According to the contract with the DCR, the rink doesn't have to pay rent to the DCR like all other cities that renting/operating the rink from the DCR. According to the Mayor Alcombrigth at the council meeting on May 26th 2015, he said that the state will financially helps out the rink as needed, not the city. As a regular customer at the rink I have noticed that the Mayor in fact intentionally failed to maximized the intake revenue for the rink and he is also indirectly gives the city business freestyle "OFS" sessions to the figure skating club. His action has cost the rink about $1000 per week in business lost. While he is giving the private skating club a big break by lower the rate for the private ice time from $180 down to $100, even down to only $50 per session, Please note, other cities in MA that renting the rink from the DCR charge the private ice time $210 to $225 per session, all year round. Beside of giving the club big break in price, the Mayor also increased coach fee from $3 to $5 to discourage the coaches and their students to buy the city ice time. The coaches rather teach on the skating club ice for free and their students have to pay high price to the club ice in order to obtain the lessons from the coach. It is very sad and unpleasant environment at the rink. The Mayor Alcombright is not for public. He increased the OFS and stick session from $10 to $15-$20. The skaters stopped using the city ice because too expensive to afford. According to the contract with he DCR the rink is operating to accommodate the public interest, not the private club, because the state funds the rink. The rink should not in the Mayor['a hand. It should be handle by the board of director to avoid abuse authority, favoritism and indirectly conflict of interest. What do you think people?
cil

Clifton Park, NY

#9 Jun 11, 2015
The city owns the rink not DCR post again when u have correct info!
cil
#10 Jun 25, 2015
cil wrote:
The city owns the rink not DCR post again when u have correct info!
I would know, I love to go there and watch the pre pubescent boys skate in their tight little shorts.
cil

Clifton Park, NY

#11 Jun 25, 2015
sorry havent been there in a very long time ...kids in shorts?...lol not my type
cil
#12 Jun 25, 2015
cil wrote:
sorry havent been there in a very long time ...kids in shorts?...lol not my type
Because the shorts get in my way, I prefer them without shorts, or at least around their ankles.

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