Friday, July 30, 2010
Selectmen shorts, July 13
• Quinn bill update. Town accountant Priscilla Dumka referenced the state’s Quinn bill that previously rewarded police officers for educational training with incentives up to 30% of their base salary. Under the current police contract, the town adds the incentives to each biweekly paycheck. If the amount reimbursed by the state is less than anticipated, however, the town seeks to recover contributions already made. Two years ago, the incentives dropped to 10%, and Dumka noted that this year the state looks to pay out only a 5% incentive. Last year the town contribution consisted of a total $1,689.52 to nine officers paid out over 26 pay periods. This year, even though ten officers will receive the matching state monies the decrease to 5% will bring the total payment to $1,533.35.
• Appointment. The Selectmen approved Kevin Perkins to serve out one year remaining on the Finance Committee term of resigned member of Ed Sullivan.
• Cemetery deeds. The Selectmen approved two cemetery deeds. ∆
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