Town’s list of Special Municipal Employees

by beth on October 29, 2019

On Friday, I posted about the Town’s new policy for  Special Municipal Employees. That policy included defining a process for designating SMEs. I noted that the Town had designated them in the past on an ad hoc basis. At that time, I didn’t have a list of who received that status. I now do.

An email from Town Clerk Jim Hegarty shared his list of which positions in our Town Government have the status. He explained that there was no background in the files that explains the justifications for granting the status with more flexible conflict of interest rules.

Here is the list with the dates that the designations were granted:

Advisory Committee – 5/22/07
Board of Assessors – 5/22/07
Town Counsel – 5/22/07
Tree Warden – 5/22/07
Board of Council on Aging members – 5/11/10
Election poll workers – 5/11/10
Economic Development Committee – 10/15/19

Notably, Town Counsel is one of the positions that the new policy defines shouldn’t have it.

The policy also calls for the Board of Selectmen to review the list each year. If they choose to revoke status, they will notify the person/committee in advance of the vote.

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