By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant is asking the City Council to approve an updated agreement with the town of Sudbury to continue operating the regional Veterans District, which has been in operation since Fiscal Year 2014.
Over the course of the past few years, the partnership has proven successful and beneficial to both communities, according to the mayor.
”It has allowed us to maximize our resources while providing enhanced coverage for both communities,” he stated in a communication presented to the council at its April 4 meeting.
“Much of this success can be attributed to Veteran’s Service Director Gary Brown, whose dedication to aiding our service members is unparalleled,” he added.
Councilors voted to refer the request to the Operations and Oversight Committee for study and recommendation.
Under the terms of the agreement, Brown will serve as director for both districts with Sudbury providing part-time administrative support. A schedule of available hours in each municipality has been established to serve all qualifying veterans and their dependents. Sudbury pays Marlborough $833.50 per month, according to the agreement.
If approved, the updated agreement will be extended annually with the approval of the District Board, comprised of the mayor or his designee; and a representative from the town of Sudbury. Either municipality may choose to dissolve the Veterans District by a vote of their legislative body, Vigeant stated.