Plymouth: Selectmen vote not to support increase in county commissioner pay

The Plymouth Board of Selectmen voted not to support a salary increase for Plymouth County Commissioners Dan Pallotta, Greg Hanley and Sandra Wright—as proposed in the county budget.  This budget will be voted on during the next meeting of the County Advisory Board meeting.

The County Advisory Board is made up of representatives from the 26 towns plus the City of Brockton that encompass Plymouth County.

Selectman Chairman Matt Muratore will represent Plymouth at the Advisory Board’s budget meeting. In advance of that meeting he requested input from his Board at the Selectmen’s meeting this week.

“It did come up about the Commissioners’ pay.  It’s in the budget that their pay would double from $7,500 to $15,000. We are the second largest voting block in the County so we decided to actually take a vote on that and recommend not to increase that. That was a unanimous vote. ”

The votes of the Advisory Board members are weighted and values were recalculated early this year with the result that Plymouth now has the highest valued vote, followed by Brockton and Hingham.

When the votes are taken at the Advisory Board meeting they’re counted by those values.

The Advisory Board was originally scheduled to meet May 23rd but the meeting has been pushed back to Thursday, May 30th at Kingston Town Hall at 7p.m.

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About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.