Friday, April 21, 2017

Templeton Insurance Advisory committee is suppose to be made up of seven employees and one retiree, and they seem to meet during work hours, usually in the morning. If anyone checks, insurance for employees is one of the largest items on the town spending plan and it would seem in the best interest of the town, as in the people who pay for it, that these meetings would be in the evening when most of them could attend. So why are these meetings in the morning during the work day? I guess the employees do not wish to take time off from their evenings and hold these open meetings when people could attend. Perhaps this committee wishes to have the fewest people in attendance as possible. That would appear to be the case.Meeting in the morning when most people cannot attend reminds me of how the old personnel board use to meet, at around 8:00 A.M, so much for open transparency.

Insurance Advisory Committee - March 13, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.
Insurance Advisory Committee - March 22, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

posted by Jeff Bennett
Some more spending by the Board of Selectmen:

Select board - employee support:

And unlike one Town employee (at least), I am not beholding to the selectmen for anything! no pay check, no job appointment, no freebies, nothing, so I do not have to kiss their ass.

Under select board - employee support;
Town Administrator:
Annual Massachusetts Municipal Association conference -  $  500.00
Annual car allowance at $200.00 per month =                       $2400.00
Cell phone stipend  at $60.00 per month =                                 600.00
mileage at ,54 a mile for selectmen, assistant to T/A, HR          530.00
Annual Massachusetts Municipal Association conference -
board of selectmen, T/A,assistant town administrator              2000.00*
reimbursables, parking and meals                                                500.00

* that item is listed twice for the town administrator

posted by Jeff Bennett