CAO to reduce number of hours


CAO Mike Phipps

CAO Mike Phipps

By Ron Giofu


Chief administrative officer (CAO) Mike Phipps will reduce the number of hours he is working, it was learned Jan. 20.

In a motion that came out of the in-camera meeting earlier in the night, council agreed to have Phipps reduce the number of hours he worked to 170 per month. Phipps had been working more than that with him charging the town $87.50 per hour up to 170 hours and $50 per hour beyond that. Council also agreed to get monthly invoices from Phipps and amend his contract regarding monthly hours worked.

Phipps had come under fire for his rate of pay and his vacation time. The CAO was at Monday night’s council meeting after spending several weeks in Florida. He told town council he will return to Florida “on or about” Feb. 20 and likely return for the last meeting in March.

“It might be longer, I’m not sure,” he told town council Monday night.

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