After more than a year on paid leave, due to an investigation of his work habits, building commissioner Michael Foley will resign, effective tomorrow, Nov. 9.
Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin confirmed the resignation at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, but could not comment beyond that stating it was a personnel issue.
Foley had been paid his almost $100,000 salary this past year, while on paid leave.
Earlier Thursday, Halpin said he could not comment, but that he might have a statement on Friday morning.
Foley, who lives in Somerville, was placed on paid leave more than a year ago, after WBZ-TV I-team reporter Joe Shortsleeve did an investigative report on his work habits.
Framingham Selectmen reacting to the television report, placed Foley on paid leave and asked the Middlesex District Attorney's office to investigate. The unanimous vote was done in a closed session meeting.
At that time, then Selectmen Chair Jason Smith read a statement. "The Board of Selectmen take these allegations very seriously" and then added there would be no further comment at this time.
The District Attorney's office said the investigation is still ongoing.
In the WBZ-TV report, Foley was accused of of golfing while on the clock, working 4-day work weeks, giving favors to some businesses and inflating his mileage reports.
Foley was hired in Framingham in 2005. He named commissioner in 2007 by then Town Manager Julian Suso.