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Council OKs pact for town manager

March 13, 2003|by TARA REILLY

HANCOCK - The Hancock Town Council on Wednesday approved a six-month contract for Town Manager Larry Logan.

The motion for the contract was made by Councilman David Smith and seconded by Councilman Darwin Mills.

Mills, however, later voted against the motion after stating he was opposed to a Jan. 25 letter written by Logan.

The letter, which Logan submitted to The Herald-Mail as a Letter to the Editor, stated he would resign if Mills was elected mayor in the Jan. 28 town election.

Mills lost the election by 44 votes to Mayor Daniel A. Murphy.

In the letter, Logan disputed claims made by Mills in a Jan. 25 Herald-Mail story about the town's health insurance benefits.

Mills said the town manager should not have taken a position in the election.

Logan did not respond to Mills' comments at the meeting.

Councilman Greg Yost said that while the letter was in poor judgment, Logan has done a good job as town manager.

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Logan was sworn in as town manager in September. He had been working under a probationary period since then.

Yost said one of Logan's achievements was organizing the town office.

Smith said Logan was doing an "exemplary" job as town manager and supported giving him the six-month contract.

Under the contract, Logan will be paid $23 an hour and will work a minimum of 25 hours a week and a maximum of 30 hours a week.

The contract states Logan will be given one week of vacation within that six months.

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