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UPDATE: Town Manager, Selectmen Agree to 3-year Contract; Starts June 4 at $165,000

Framingham Selectmen announced Tuesday night they and Bob Halpin have agreed to a 3-year contract and the new Town Manager will start June 4.

New Town Manager Bob Halpin will start June 4.

Framingham Selectmen announced Tuesday night that they and Halpin had agreed to a 3-year contract.

Halpin will be paid $165,000. After six-months he will be reviewed and if his performance meets expectations he will receive a $5,000 raise, for an annual salary of $170,000, said Selectman Chair Charlie Sisitsky.

was paid 152,654 at the end of his 5-year term. Suso's contract was not renewed in March 2011 by a vote of 4-1.

Suso also received a stipend for $7,500 for his ICMA certification and $7,250 in deferred compensation for a total of $167,350. His salary was set 2 years ago and no increase was given during his transition period, said Selectman Dennis Giombetti.

Halpin's contract also provides him with four weeks of vacation, starting in 2013. He will receive 10 vacation days this year. Halpin is eligible for 15 sick days per year and three personal days.

Editor's note: (11:56 a.m.) A copy of the contract was uploaded to this report

Jim Rizoli May 09, 2012 at 06:20 PM
There are some jobs you couldn't pay me enough......This is one of them. Framingham has some "unique" issues and the cost of aggravation is not something you can put a price on. The good news for him is.....he stays for 3 years....retires and look at the nice pension he gets. jim@ccfiile.com
Derek from Framingham May 09, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Two questions: 1. Does this mean the Foley issue will finally get resolved? 2. 3 weeks of sick time seems a lot (especially when the government sector tends to allow you to cash them out when you leave). Did the BOS check on how much sick time he has actually used in his prior position? And does his contract allow him to get money back for unused sick time when he leaves?

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