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Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Natick adminstrator returning to Hull

NATICK

Natick Town Administrator Phil Lemnios has informed the board of selectmen he intends to accept an offer to return to Hull as that town's manager.

Hull's selectmen offered Lemnios the position Tuesday evening. He had held the post from 1992 to 2003.

"I've been very satisfied with his tenure, and I'm sorry to see him go," Charles Hughes, chairman of the Natick selectmen, said of Lemnios' four years with the town.

John Reilly, chairman of the Hull selectmen, said he expected contract negotiations with Lemnios to be complete within about 10 days. Hughes said Lemnios makes about $133,000 a year in Natick, where he is in his second three-year contract.

Hughes said Lemnios, who has not returned phone calls from the Globe, seemed to have his mind made up. Asked if the Natick selectmen had considered a counteroffer, Hughes said, "I don't think it's going to make any difference."

Hull Town Manager Christopher McCabe announced last summer that he would retire in spring 2007, Reilly said.

--John C. Drake

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