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Fwd: Conflict of Interest Summary
Please see the conflict of interest policy attached.
Please sign the receipt and bring to either the Town Clerk or our next meeting.
On Monday, December 2, 2013 1:16 PM, Michelle Jenkins <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Attached is the information pertaining to the Conflict of Interest. Please note that the deadline to return the signed “receipt” is December 27, 2013.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you in advance!!
Michelle A. Jenkins
Assistant Town Clerk
17 Common Street
Southborough, MA 01772
Phone: (508)485.0710 ext. 3005
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Follow up from Mark Purple
I am not sure if my last email went out. Here is the response from Mark Purple in regards to the AG's review.
The AG’s Office has 90 days in which to take action on the request. According to the AG’s response to our submission, we are due a response back by 1/8/14, assuming they do not ask for an extension of time. I would probably expect something between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The House and Senate have both passed our bill increasing the Selectmen from 3 to 5 members, and now is waiting for the Governor’s signature. The other bill for me to sign warrants is still in 3rd reading, and hopefully will be scheduled for a vote in the House shortly. So we will definitely be electing (at least) two new Selectmen in May, assuming Kolenda runs for re-election.
Fwd: Follow up
On Thursday, November 14, 2013 1:57 PM, Mark Purple <email@example.com> wrote:
The AG’s Office has 90 days in which to take action on the request. According to the AG’s response to our submission, we are due a response back by 1/8/14, assuming they do not ask for an extension of time. I would probably expect something between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The House and Senate have both passed our bill increasing the Selectmen from 3 to 5 members, and now
is waiting for the Governor’s signature. The other bill for me to sign warrants is still in 3rd reading, and hopefully will be scheduled for a vote in the House shortly. So we will definitely be electing (at least) two new Selectmen in May, assuming Kolenda runs for re-election.
Mark J. Purple
Town of Southborough
17 Common Street
Southborough, MA 01772
From: John Wood [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:58 PM
To: Mark Purple
Subject: Follow up
At our last meeting, Advisory asked me request an update on the status of the Attorney General review of the town administrator bylaw. Can you give me any information on the progress of this?
This is the response that I received from Mark Purple in regards to the Attorney gnerals review
[WARNING - NOT VIRUS SCANNED] 13eoy
I was asked to request the 13eoy from the school committee. I received this the other day.
Here they are, with some noted concerns about reporting inconsistencies within DESE’s own information systems.
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:38 AM
Subject: FW: 13eoy
I’ve attached both the Southborough and Regional EOY reports. They have been sent through the portal to the DESE.
In spending a good amount of time really digging into the discrepancy in reporting average teacher salaries, I have found some areas where the reporting of EPIMS (education personnel information management system) to the DESE and the financial reporting do not match. I’ve been able to narrow some of the discrepancies to special education professional staff on the teacher salary scale that do not have classroom schedules (ex: behavior specialists, speech/language teachers, occupational therapists, inclusion specialists). These professionals are reported in a different category in EPIMS while the financial data reports their salaries with all other teaching staff. Hence, the EPIMS FTE automatically populated on the financial report is lower than the number of salaries reported financially resulting in an inflated average salary. At this point, there are approximately ten salaries in Southborough that would fit into this area of inconsistency, but there are likely other areas that I have not yet discovered.
I just got some sad news,
Karen Muggeridge's father passed away on Friday.
Charles Parker Swan from Northborough
Please keep Karen and her family in your thoughts and prayers
Typo. Meeting reminder for Monday 11/18
Monday is the 18th. Corrected draft agenda attached
I just wanted to remind everyone that we will be meeting on Monday 11/16/2013 at 7:30 at Cordaville Hall.
I am attaching the agenda that I sent to to be posted . Let me know if anyone wants anything added.
Re: meeting MON night
Yes, we did meet last night. We discussed the split tax rate and advisory voted 6-1 to not take a position on the split/single tax rate issue. Some members of advisory may attend the BOS meeting tonight to voice individual opinions.
There were no requests made with respect to FY15 budget materials. Looking ahead, John W. was going to schedule you and Mark to discuss FY 15 budget meetings at our December 16 meeting.
Brian Ballantine <email@example.com>To:
Brian Shea <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent:
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:54 PMSubject:
meeting MON night
I spoke to Woody this morning and he mentioned he missed a meeting last night. I just wanted to follow up and see if the meeting was held, and if there was if there was anything discussed to pass on? I know one of the items was FY15 issues, so we are just staring writing up budget material and want to know if anything was requested or mentioned in regards to that.
Town of Southborough
Phone: 508-485-0710 x3009
Last night's discussion of possible future agenda item
Last night I brought up that we might want an agenda item to consider the drafting of a warrant for special legislation to effect the reporting changes (the chiefs and dpw) that were lost at the last minute before last years ATM.
I think we should put this on our next agenda just so that we make a clear decision about whether we are creating a subcommittee or not. If we do, then they need to post meetings even if it is just two people. That's not a big deal, but that's the rule. If we do not, and leave it up to the choice of citizens to create a warrant, (and they take it to the Clerk first, so that we see it only after it is official), then they are acting alone as citizens as authorized under the law and don't need to post. What we don't want is to be in a grey zone. Therefore I suggest we put this on the agenda to decide whether we care or not if such a warrant is forthcoming.
Re: [Southborough Advisory Committee] Meeting reminder
I am also unable to attend the meeting this evening.
Subject: [Southborough Advisory Committee] Meeting reminder
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 05:36:24 -0800
Just a quick reminder that Advisory will be meeting tonight at Cordaville Hall rm B at 7:30.
I will be unable to attend this evening. My Son is a senior on the Algonquin soccer team and they are making a run for the state title. As it is a one and done tournament, I don't want to miss his potentially (I hope not) last game.
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12/10/2013 6:30:25 PM