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Milford Town Meeting stiffs library director

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 24, 2007 12:15 PM

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MILFORD

Apparently, saving a few bucks trumps keeping a promise in Milford, as delegates to this week’s Town Meeting voted down a proposed $6,500 raise for the Milford Town Library director.

Finance Committee chairman Al Correia said Milford officials had promised the money to library director Jennifer Perry in 2001 as long as she stayed in the position for five years. She has met her obligation, Correia argued, so town officials should keep their word and pay her the money.

But Paul E. Curran, an elected delegate to the Town Meeting, requested an amendment to the fiscal year 2008 town budget that would lower the director’s proposed salary for the coming year from $76,935 to $70,556. Curran said such a large increase should only be given if there is proof that Milford’s library is successful.

Delegates to the Town Meeting defeated the proposed raise by a margin of 77 to 60.

-— Kyle Alspach

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