Cohasset's acting town manager Mike Milanoski’s last day is tomorrow
Mike Milanoski starts as town administrator in Carver in January. HIs last day in Cohasset is Tuesday.
Fire Chief Bob Silvia will serve as Cohasset’s interim town manager until Senior arrives. He will sign warrants but will not hire or fire anybody.
There was some discussion in the town parking lot after the meeting that Milanoski had given some big raises to pet town employees, but we were unable to find anybody who got one.
The fire department got all new recliners and a brand new TV, but it may have been in their budget.
Milanoski did give town employees the day before Christmas and the day before New Year’s off – traditionally town hall is open on those days. It is thought this was not discussed with selectmen.
For several meetings now selectmen have been meeting in executive sessions over what was referred to by selectmen as both a consulting contract and/or severance pay for Milanoski. It is unclear what happened to that plan. When we asked select chair Fred Koed about the same last night he said the Milanoski proposal was in flux.
Selectmen have never discussed a transition contract or severance pay in public. Milanoski has allegedly threatened to sue the majority of the board of selectmen over what he termed a hostel-working environment at town hall. It is thought that the transition contract and/or severance pay might have been for consideration.
In related news…..
Selectmen voted to investigate the goings-on at the Red Lion Inn on Dec. 21 and 22, saying the report made by the police officer on duty was just that, a report.
Select chair Diane Kennedy noted that no arrests were made
Once the investigation is complete, and after the Red Lion Inn’s counsel has time to read the report, selectmen will schedule a hearing, if necessary.
Selectman Karen Quigley noted that a local newspaper had already published the police department’s report of the alleged incidents.
Selectman Steve Gaumer noted that the allegations were serious, but when he began to talk specifics members of his board cautioned him not to continue, as selectmen must act as a regulatory board on the matter at any upcoming hearing.