McInerney Gets Contract Extension, Must Move To Grafton

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Grafton Town Administrator Tim McInerney received a one-year contract extension. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi/File

GRAFTON, Mass. – Town Administrator Timothy McInerney received a one-year extension of his contract Tuesday, with selectmen stressing that he now needs to move to town.

McInerney, who was appointed interim administrator in fall 2008 and named town administrator in April 2009, has commuted from Seekonk for his entire term. He began looking for a home in Grafton last spring when he received a three-year contract.

"We're doing this extension with the understanding that he wants to be in town by the end of this year," Selectman David Ross said.

In exchange for the early extension, McInerney will not receive a raise in the next year, Ross said. McInerney currently makes $120,000 annually.

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grommit:

Can someone clarifiy? Tim's current contract runs for 3 years, from 2012 to 2015. Now we have extended it one year to 2016. Is this correct?
Also, When must Tim move to Grafton? by the end of this year 2013? or by the end of the contract in 2016?
Imagine: he recently moved from Seekonk to Rehoboth. Now he has to consider moving again. What a hassle! At least he has real estate sales expertise, so he should be able to navigate another sale more astutely.

Voice of Reason:

It would have been nice if the BoS stipulated when he needed to move by. Moreover, it would have been better for the reporter to clarify whether it was or was not stipulated.
I hope he moves quickly. Yes it's hard to uproot a family. Though from a taxpayer's perspective, I would rather not be paying for the gas guzzler; especially after gas has risen more than 10-cents a gallon in the last week.

Voice of Reason:

It would have been nice if the BoS stipulated when he needed to move by. Moreover, it would have been better for the reporter to clarify whether it was or was not stipulated.
I hope he moves quickly. Yes it's hard to uproot a family. Though from a taxpayer's perspective, I would rather not be paying for the gas guzzler; especially after gas has risen more than 10-cents a gallon in the last week.

Chris L.:

Wow... I had just assumed that the town administrator would have to actually live in the town he helps run. Gotta have "skin in the game".

Graftonbadboy:

Voice of reason.. I so agree with you.. I have no idea why the town administrator would be Traveling from Seekonk.. Shouldn't you be living in town!! This town sucks!! It was Way better before all the new people move an started running the town..

grommit:

Ummm...I believe Adams, Padgett, and Carlson are all life-long residents. So are many of the other committee members. I respect all the time they put into these tasks, for little or no remuneration.
Now, let's get Spinney on the BoS, and bring back LeMay.

grommit:

Do we pay for that car? Gas & whatever? Yikes!

Voice of Reason:

Perhaps now the town can save money by not paying for the TA's commutation to and from Seekonk in that giant Suburban.

Neighbor2:

Agree; would be interesting to see what the total costs for the travel costs reimbursements were and have those dollars moved out of the budget. We'll never reduce budgets unless we start work on each line item.

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