By Elizabeth F. McNamara
Town Manager Gayle Corrigan will try for a second time Monday to add a position to her consolidation of the parks, senior and human services and the substance abuse counselor, even as she has been repeatedly beat the drum of a pending municipal fiscal crisis.
The Town Council, minus President Sue Cienki, voted 4-0 against adding a new position of community resource manager when Corrigan presented her restructuring plan March 12. At that meeting, Councilman Nino Granatiero suggested taking a wait-and-see approach to that position and revisiting the issue in two or three months.
Instead, it is back on the agenda for Monday’s meeting, with an expanded job description. (Find that and the resume for the candidate Corrigan wants to hire for the position, Rachel-Lyn Longo, here: Corrigan Memo on Community Resource Manager).
Also on the agenda for Monday night’s meeting, the Town Council will vote on the memorandum of agreement approved Tuesday by the School Committee that spells out specifics of a town-school finance and human resource consolidation.
They will also discuss formation of an opioid abuse task force and Corrigan will again discuss her review of the impact of the Fire District’s merger with the town.
Find the full agenda here. The panel will be back at Swift Community Center for the meeting, at 7 p.m. (with an executive session starting at 6:30).