[VIDEO] Miller, Town Reach Termination Agreement
Narragansett Town Manager Grady Miller and the council have agreed to a termination pact that will pay him until April 2013.
Editor's note, 11:35 a.m. Friday - A new and longer version of this story can be found here.
NARRAGANSETT – After about 50 minutes of executive session, the Narragansett Town Council announced that it had reached consensus with Town Manager Grady Miller on a termination agreement.
According to Town Solicitor Mark McSally, the agreement will pay Miller through April 2013. Miller has accrued sick leave and vacation time that goes until September, followed by seven months severance, which would last until about April 2013.
The decision was wildly unpopular with the crowd of about 125 people who showed up for the meeting. As they left for executive session, a chant of “Grady, Grady, Grady,” broke out, and councilors were frequently cut off by applause based on comments in support for Miller.
As of 9 p.m., the council had not yet formally voted on the agreement. There has been more than 90 minutes of discussion from the public on agreement.
However, in every other vote tonight, there has been a 3-2 split. Councilors Glenna Hagopian, David Crook and Alisa Trainor Fleet have voted in favor of matters against Miller. Councilors Christopher Wilkens and Susan Cicilline-Buonanno have voted against any motion against Miller.
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