MWDN: Police chief and Southborough can’t agree on three-year deal

For the past several months, the Board of Selectmen and Police Chief Jane Moran have been negotiating in executive session on a new contract for the chief. The Metrowest Daily News reported this weekend, they were unable to reach agreement on a 3-year contract – the norm for most town department heads – and instead laid out a 1-year deal.

Writes the paper:

The police department recently came under public scrutiny after it was discovered that clerical and policy errors allowed a Level 2 sex offender to live near a preschool for two years in violation of town bylaw.

(Chairman on the Board of Selectmen John Rooney) Friday said he couldn’t comment on whether that or any other performance-related consideration may have played a part in the failure to come to terms.

“The Board of Selectmen fully support the chief, and in that regard have extended her contract,” Rooney said. “We’re supportive, we’re behind her, and we’ve given her a contract.”

Under the terms of her contract, Moran’s performance is evaluated annually by selectmen in the months before her contract anniversary date, and she also is required to submit a self-evaluation.

Those documents are not public under state law.

Under the terms of the new contract, Moran’s salary will increase by $1,000 and her education benefits by $4,000. You can read more in this article by the MWDN.

The Board of Selectmen is scheduled to vote on the contract at their meeting tonight. The meeting is open to the public.

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11 years ago

She should be smart and thank the Lord that she still has a job. She is ultimately responsible for anything and everything that goes on in her department. If something was missed it was up to her to make amends. Anything that they offer her is better than nothing and she should jump at the chance to continue her employment. She continually cries about needing more money but there was no money needed to see the simple things that could’ve been done to avoid what happened with that sex offender. I am willing to bet if any of us made such a error in our jobs we would be severely reprimanded or released. Let’s not rehash the situation but take what you can get Moran, and stop being greedy – there may not be anything else!

Neil Rossen
11 years ago
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Right on, resident! Lucky to have got the job, whuich surprised me, and even luckier to still have it.

11 years ago

Some of you don’t know what your talking about. The sex offender issue was due to the Town’s failure to set up a procedure which included a map, with the Police Dept. under prior Chief. Check the original by-law.

11 years ago

People don’t know the half of it. The child molester issue is the tip if the iceberg when it comes to her.

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