Three Tiverton department heads get new contracts

TIVERTON — The Town Council at its most recent meeting last week unanimously handed three Tiverton department heads — the chief of police, the senior center director, and the tax assessor — renewed three-year contracts of employment.

All three contracts were largely based on a “model contract” approved recently by the council, which attempted to establish common terms and conditions for all seven department heads in town, or to address certain matters in separate but consistent ways.

The contracts all dealt with such matters as retirement, vacations, sick and personal leave, bereavement leave, the carrying forward of unused leave, holidays, various types of insurance, expenses, professional development, termination.

All three are provided with $100,000 in term life insurance coverage during their employment.

• Police Chief Thomas Blakey’s contract runs from Sept. 8, 2012 to Sept. 7, 2015, with a first year annual salary of $82,209. There is a potential for merit increases contingent upon a performance review and appropriated funding.

The chief is on call 24/7, in partial consideration for which he is provided with a town vehicle and /or a cell phone. His work week is expected to be 40 hours.

• Tax Assessor David Robert’s contract runs from Dec. 1, 2012 to Dec. 10, 2015, with a with a first year annual salary of $65,405. As with the police chief, there is a potential for merit increases contingent upon a performance review and appropriated funding.

The assessor’s work week is 37.5 hours, and he may be asked to attend evening meetings, at no extra pay, but with the possibility of of being able to take compensatory time off.

• Senior Center Director Janice Gomes’ contract runs from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015, with a first year annual salary of $45,831, with longevity. As with others, there is a potential for merit increases contingent upon a performance review and appropriated funding.

The senior center director’s work week is 37.5 hours, and she may be asked to attend evening meetings, at no extra pay, but with the possibility of of being able to take compensatory time off.

 

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