Marlborough-Sudbury Veterans’ District extension proposed
By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – The Inter-Municipal Agreement (IMA) that created the Marlborough-Sudbury Regional Veterans’ District a year ago will be extended for two years if the City Council approves Mayor Arthur Vigeant’s recommendation made at the April 28 City Council meeting. Marlborough’s Veterans’ Agent Gary Brown is serving as director of veterans services for this district, with funding and administrative support being provided by Sudbury.
“This endeavor has proven both successful and beneficial to both communities, allowing us to maximize our resources while providing enhanced coverage for both communities,” Vigeant stated in his communication to councilors. The Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services has again endorsed the program and further encouraged the two-year agreement, according to the mayor.
The city received a 2.5-percent increase in the monthly fee paid by the Town of Sudbury, which represents approximately 20 percent of the salary paid to Brown. The council referred the request to the Operations and Oversight Committee.
In other business, the mayor informed councilors that Department of Public Works Commissioner John Ghiloni has appointed a new city engineer, Evan Pilachowski, to fill the post vacated by Tim Cullen. Pilachowski comes with extended municipal experience having worked as assistant city engineer, city engineer and commissioner of public works for the city of Rutland, Vt. He is in the process of obtaining his professional engineer’s license in Massachusetts which has a reciprocity agreement with Vermont. He will serve on a part-time basis temporarily and will assume full-time duties by the end of May.
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