AYER -- The newly constituted Personnel Board currently holds three members, Brian Muldoon as the Finance Committee representative, police Lt. Brian Gill as the employee representative, and Mark Coulter as the citizen representative.
Gill will stand as the chairman, Muldoon as the vice chairman, and Coulter as board clerk.
The three standing members went on to introduce themselves. Muldoon said, "I moved to the town in August of 2001. I have been on the Finance Committee since 2007, and have served on (about) two dozen boards and committees since then."
"I moved to town about 20 years ago," Coulter said. "I have four kids, the youngest being eight. I served on the Police Department for 15 years in Ayer, two years in Dunstable, and 10 years in Billerica. Now I am on the Personnel Board and, hopefully, with it back in business, we can do some good."
Gill said, "I have worked for the Ayer Police Department as lieutenant for over four years now and approximately 18 years here with them (total)," he said. "I have been in Ayer since 1995, bought a house in 1999. I am married with kids, have a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's in public administration."
Meeting for the first time, the members plan to look over the various versions of board policies, which didn't seem to have been updated since 2011. Prior to the 2011 version, was a 1999 version.
"I want a timeline of how we got to this 2011 copy from the 1999 version," Gill said.
Muldoon explained that he came
The board discussed the nonunion personnel classification and compensation study being done by Human Resources Services Inc. and its progress thus far. As the study is taking longer than the group anticipated, they mentioned getting in touch with the president of the company, Sandy Stapczynski, to see what the study entails exactly.
"I'm a little disappointed that we're this off schedule," Gill said. "When the process first started it was very 'let's get the ball rolling,' but now it has stalled for reasons I don't know."
Muldoon said he would like the Personnel Board to have a chance to review study results before permanent job descriptions are brought to the Board of Selectmen.
"I think that we definitely need to approve it," Muldoon said.
Gill has made plans to get in contact with Stapczynski regarding the study, what it entails, and the timeline for its completion.
The Personnel Board has scheduled to meet every first and third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
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