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Town-employed custodians to stay

February 29, 2012

WESTBOROUGH, MA — Selectmen have voted not to hire a private cleaning company to clean the library, senior center and Forbes Municipal Building, according to the Daily News.

The proposed outsourcing would have saved the town nearly $157,000 in the first year alone, however all five members of the board agreed it would be better to stay with town employees, the article stated.

"I do believe these services are integral in those places and need a janitorial staff you can trust," said Selectman Leigh Emery.

According to the article, members of the library board of trustees, Council on Aging and other library employees have urged keeping the current custodians.

Police Chief Alan Gordon recently submitted a letter to the board in support of the current town custodian at the Forbes Building, the article noted.

"To be frank, and I don''t say this with offense, I didn''t find the rationale to keep the custodians compelling until I got letter from the chief about the value of custodian at the Forbes building," said Selectman George Thompson.

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