By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Mendon residents will be meeting outside tonight for the Annual Town Meeting, when residents will vote on 25 articles on the warrant. Among the articles will be to see if the town approves $271,820 in
funding for the Mendon-Upton Regional... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen Rich Scofield told WMRC the board is looking at all legal means to fund the contract for Administrator Kim Newman. They gave her a 34% pay raise and needed $14 thousand to fund it for the rest of this fiscal year. Residents rejected the funds last week... Read more.
An independent law firm's investigation of Mendon Selectman Mark Reil and Administrator Kim Newman has been completed and is in the hands of selectmen and Public Safety Director Ernie Horn. WMRC has learned the report is 13 pages in length and Horn is now reviewing its... Read more.
Mendon Town Administrator Kim Newman has been given a pay increase by selectmen. The contract was signed in the last week or so. Newman's pay was $87,500 as of the end last month. She will now be paid $117,717 between now and June 30th and then $117,742 from July 1st... Read more.
The Mendon Finance Committee recently elected Mike Merolli as the new chairman succeeding Chris Burke who is now a selectman. Brian Guzman will serve as vice chair. Chuck Scharnagle and former selectman Lawney Tinio were interviewed to fill an opening on the panel... Read more.
Mendon's finance committee chairman Chris Burke defeated Chuck Scarnagle for a three year selectman's seat yesterday by a vote of 686 to 538. Burke told WMRC he is excited to take on his new role and will work hard to improve the town. He said he is disappointed the... Read more.
Mendon selectmen candidate Chuck Scharnagle told WMRC he will research the override issue for schools thoroughly before making a final decision on whether to support it but most likely will be opposed to it. He told WMRC he wants to look at every aspect of the request... Read more.
A race has developed in Mendon for the open three year selectmen's seat. Finance Committee Chairman Chris Burke took out papers a couple of weeks ago and now newcomer Chuck Sharnagle said he will seek the position. He is the chief information officer for the Mohegan... Read more.
The basement of Mendon Town Hall will be renovated at a cost of $85 thousand. It will be used by the police department to get them out of the dilapidated trailers in the parking lot. The project will completely redo the area where the police were housed in the early... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen Chairman Mike Goddard will not run for reelection in the spring. He has served his position since 2010. Nomination papers for the May election become available in the Office of the Town Clerk Margaret Bonderenko on Wednesday. Read more.
The Mendon Finance Committee met last night as they continue to create the new budget for fiscal year 2016. At the present time, the shortfall is $141 thousand plus another $250 thousand for snow and ice. This does not touch requests being made by department heads... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen have signed a contract to have a classification and compensation study done on employees. The first step will be to create accurate job descriptions and then the study can determine if the person's pay is appropriate. Employees meet with the firm in... Read more.
A plan to move the Mendon Police Department into the basement of town hall and eliminating the trailers is expected to be done by the end of April. The cost of renovating the basement would be about $80 thousand with half to come from town budget and the other half from... Read more.