Monday, May 13, 2013
David Colton received a contract extension through 2016.
Easton selectmen announced last week that they had approved a contract extension for Town Administrator David Colton. The decision extends Colton's contract through June 30, 2016 at an annual salary of $154,664. It comes after a performance review earlier this year in which all selectmen graded Colton as meeting or exceeding all expectations. "Under the law, a contract can only exsist for three years, and the year of extension gives David a three-year contract," selectmen chair Colleen Corona said. Colton, who is now in his seventh year in Easton Town Offices, said he was pleased Easton will be his professional home until at least 2016. "I’m very happy to be staying on for another three years," he said.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Town Administrator David Colton is putting forth a revised capital budget that will fully fund the school department's request for technology in the amount of $173,000
Easton Town Administrator David Colton told selectmen Monday night that he is recommending the town fully fund the school department's capital budget request for technology. His decision overrides Easton's Capital Planning Committee, which recommended the town include $50,000 worth of the School Department's $173,000 request, the majority of which was dedicated for wireless internet funding in Easton Middle School and the Olmsted-Richardson schools. Colton's Capital Budget also differs from the Capital Planning Committee in that it will not include pavement management road funding for the Department of Public Works. He said his decision is based on the fact that a bill is currently before the State Legislature that could increase state aid…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Easton Town Administrator David Colton, now in his seventh year, met or exceeded all expectations this year, according to Selectmen.
Town Administrator David Colton once again earned high grades from the Board of Selectmen during his annual review - the details of which were discussed during a selectmen's meeting Monday night. "As always, it's a pleasure working with you," Board of Selectmen Chair Colleen Corona said. Colton, who is now in his seventh year as Easton's Town Administrator was asked to evaluate himself on a scale of "Exceeds Expectations," "Meets Expecations," and "Failed to Meet Expecations" in 10 categories. Selectmen then followed suit and individually graded the Town Administrator. In all 10 categories, Colton graded himself as either meeting or exceeding expectations. Selectmen mostly agreed with his assessments and graded him as meeting or exceeding …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Negotiations for a new firefighters contract have stalled amidst allegations from the firefighters union that town violated collective bargaining rules.
Contract negotiations between the Town of Easton and the Easton Firefighters Union have stalled, and it is unlikely they'll resume any time soon. The Firefighters Union (Local 2790) recently filed a charge of prohibited practice against the town, alleging that Town Administrator David Colton violated collective bargaining rules by publicly discussing negotiations. Colton, and Town Labor Counsel Marc Terry deny any violation. The spar is set to go to a hearing sometime this spring or summer. According to the complaint, the Union alleges that Town Administrator David Colton violated negotiation ground rules, which state that "no public comment can be made about the substance of negotiations unless or until either party files for mediation." …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Town Administrator David Colton will take questions from Easton Patch readers live on Thursday
Monday, May 21, 2012
Have burning question for Town Administrator David Colton? This Thursday, May 24, Easton Patch will give you the opportunity to ask it without leaving the comfort of your home (or your work desk). On Thursday, May 24 at noon, Easton Patch will hold its second monthly live chat with Colton, who will help provide the answers you're looking for. Come back to Easton Patch Thursday and enter our chat room where you can type in your question. (The article with the chat room will go live in the morning, before the chat begins, so you can bookmark it and come back once we're underway, or enter your email address and receive a reminder before the chat starts.) Easton Patch editor Patrick Maguire and Patch staff will choose the best questions and …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Town Administrator took questions from residents Thursday afternoon.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Town Administrator David Colton was joined by Police Chief Allen Krajcik, Town Planner Brad Washburn, Town Accountant Wendy Nightingale and DPW Director David Field Thursday afternoon to take questions from residents. Click on the above chat room to read the transcript.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Easton Town Administrator underwent a performance review recently
According to the five Easton Selectmen, Town Administrator David Colton is meeting or exceeding expectations in all of his performance areas. Colton underwent his sixth performance review recently, in which he evaluated himself and asked the Selectmen to weigh in on his performance. The areas of performance included: Colton and the Selectmen could grade him on the subjective scale of "exceeds expectations", "meets expectations" or "failed to meet expectations." In all areas, both he and the Selectmen scored Colton as "exceeds expectations" or "meets expectations." In his Financial assessment, Colton said he exceeded expectations. Selectmen Ellen Barlow, Colleen Corona, Dan Murphy and Sean Noonan agreed. Todd Gornstein said Colton met …