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Wakefield City Council begins 2018-19 budget talks


April 13, 2018

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

SPRING SNOW on Thursday leaves Nee-Gaw-Nee-Gaw-Bow looking forlorn next to Sunday Lake. Wakefield City Manager Richard Brackney estimates that restoration or replacement of the neglected statue by artist Peter Toth could cost about $50,000.


WAKEFIELD - Wakefield City Council members began parsing details of the city's 2018-'19 budget at a Thursday workshop in which they also discussed how to evaluate city manager Richard Brackney.

Mayor John Granato said the formal evaluation of Brackney will be at an as yet unscheduled public session, but stressed the importance of choosing a "consistent" means of considering criteria in advance.

"In the past, we've handed out a questionnaire to each council member," said council member Pat Mann.

She and Brackney provided council members with sample ev...

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