The following clarifications are in response to a reader’s e-mail, pointing out errors in my story about the second night wrap-up of Shirley Town Meeting.
The Council on Aging director’s salary was raised by an amendment on the floor to $26,323.42, as requested, versus the recommended amount of $24,143.40.
The change reflected three hours added to the part-time position.
COA Director Kathryn Becker, whose office is located in the Senior Center and whose duties as director include coordinating and overseeing on-site programs and the security of the building, requested the additional hours so that she could be there during the hours the facility is open, Town Administrator Patrice Garvin explained.
But selectmen did not support the request. “We just don’t have the money,” Chairman David Swain said. The Finance Committee didn’t back it, either, for the same reason.
The amendment narrowly passed, 48 to 44.
The other item singled out was the number of additional Shirley students enrolled at Nashoba Tech for next year versus this year. That number went up by 16 students, from 69 students in fiscal 2015 to 85 students in fiscal 2016.
— M.E. Jones, Correspondent