Shirley Cox of Derry makes her way down the ninth fairway at the Hoodkroft
Country Club on Sunday morning taking advantage of the fresh coat of powder
laid down from Saturday¹s storm. Shirley and her husband usually make their
way around the entire course. Photo by Chris Paul
After recently hiring a company to help recruit retailers to Derry,
councilors favor a plan to hire an economic development coordinator.
Although they didn¹t take a vote, councilors supported a plan proposed by
Town Administrator David Caron at the Jan. 3 meeting to hire an in-house
full-time economic development coordinator. Continue reading
During discussion on a proposed pay increase for non-representative
employees, an alleged misappropriation of non-representative employee
compensation was revealed from unsealed minutes at a recent Town Council
meeting, according to officials.
As the proposed salary increase was being discussed in the Jan. 3 meeting,
Councilor David Fischer said he had reservations about it because of an
alleged misappropriation of funds that went to non-representative personnel
in Fiscal Year 2015-16.
Fischer said ³despite clear direction and public vote on this matter, the
interim town administrators and town administrators² in FY-2015-16 allegedly
authorized bonus and merit pay increases in excess of $50,000 to the
non-representative employees. He said all other employees did not receive
raises in FY 2015-16. Continue reading