By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter
Shrewsbury – A two-percent salary adjustment for Town Manager Kevin Mizikar was unanimously approved, without discussion, by the Board of Selectmen at their June 25 meeting. While approved at the Annual Town Meeting held in May, the adjustment required formal approval of the board. The salary was adjusted from $178,500 to 182,070, effective July 1.
Mizikar outlined his preliminary goals for FY2020. He stated that they were only in draft form at this point.
“I think speaking from a highlight standpoint without narrowing specifics down, I obviously would like to build on the success of FY19, allowing the DPW maturation as it relates to water and sewer and the business management division,” he said. “There are various other items that were not fully accomplished in economic development as it relates to Route 20 and the development of marketing tools so we can proactively market that corridor once the sewer is installed.”
He then said that in the financial management area, they were moving toward a full analysis and discussion of the pension funding and expense reallocation along with other multi-year operating expense planning. They have also engaged in multi-year planning and the funding of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services.
Relevant to human resources, Mizikar aims to continue to establish formal policies and procedures as he moves into his second full year.
“All the items on the original list, in concert with those items that I just touched upon, are relevant and important. It’s a daunting list but I look forward to approaching,” he noted, suggesting revisiting goals at a later time, once refined into a final document.