Abington: Selectmen to extend special status for town employees

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It allows community officials to go before their colleagues to represent private interests without any conflict of interest.

Now Abington is poised to extend so-called “special municipal employee status” in town.

Town Moderator Shawn Reilly already enjoys it, and at Monday night’s selectmen’s meeting, it’s expected to be approved for the School Building Committee, as well as the Summer Concerts and Tricentennial boards.

Massachusetts ethics laws still apply to officials who have the special status, but it permits them to appear before another board as long as they don’t control it.

Abington selectmen will meet at Town Hall 6:30 p.m., and WATD will be there.

About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.