I now have it confirmed by reliable sources within town hall that the town manager has come up with plans for a new position (paid for, presumably, with your tax dollars) that will also reward someone who (in my opinion) showed substantial kindness to the administration in the past.
The proposal will be to create a part-time director (or whatever title) for the town recreation committee.
Now, in the first place, the town recreation committee is in somewhat of a legal limbo. The current town bylaws, last revised on October 3rd, 2011 says about this committee:
“Section 3-215 Recreation Committee
What does that mean?
They’ve reserved a space for a supposed Recreation Committee, but there is no further evidence that it was ever approved or that it actually exists.
Nevertheless, as I noted above, the town manager is planning to propose a part-time person to run this non-committee. Additionally, the current plan is to recommend an annual salary, stipend or whatever, of $8,000 per year.
Finally, the same sources confirm that the candidate that the town manager has in mind to recommend is Walter Bird, former Editor of the Southbridge Evening News.
Isn’t it reassuring to know that while other governmental entities throughout the nation are experiencing draconian austerity measures, we have the resources to continue to grow our town government?
Get on the bandwagon now! Submit your suggestion for a new town job that you are uniquely qualified to fill, along with your loyalty pledge to: Town Manager, Town Hall, 41 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA, 01550. An equal opportunity employer, but remember, some are more equal than others.
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