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Wakefield council finalizes contract for new manager


February 12, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

AT A MONDAY evening meeting of the Wakefield city council, Mayor John Granato studies paperwork while city clerk Sue Ahonen takes notes.


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WAKEFIELD - Wakefield city council members voted Monday evening to accept a counter offer from Robert Brown, Jr., who was their first choice for a new city manager.

Brown interviewed with the council on Jan. 14, and the council voted to offer him the position on Jan. 23. The "at-will" employment contract is for three years, with an option to renew for a fourth year.

Annual salary will be $51,000 in the first year and will rise gradually to $62,000 if Brown, who is from Belding, Mich., opts to stay a fourth year.

Mayor John Granato said after the meet...

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