According to the City website, Morty is retiring. Retiring from what? The Board of Aldermen? How exactly will this affect his GIC insurance I wonder? Will he be eligible to keep it permanently as a retiree?
That's a very good question.
I looked up on the city site, and found it in the retirement board section. It was in the May meeting minutes, and said they would discuss it at the next meeting on June 18.
Anyone have any answers?
Peter M. Has served for more than ten years on the BOA. So, yes he is vested and can keep GIC insurance for life. Bill Forbes served for 10 years and chose not to run for reelection but he can collect GIC for life. If MM-M wins one more time, she will be eligible to have taxpayers pay her family health insurnace forever.
So the quid pro quo finally becomes obvious. There it is Melrosians. Bend over - you're going to be paying health insurance for these people for the rest of their lives. Wonder what spin the 26% kid will put on this?
Here we go again, Truth aka the \"vocal minority\" is speaking for the whole Melrose community again. Truth tells us we are all apathetic and don\'t care about our city and what the evil Mayor and his cohorts are doing at city hall. NEWS FLASH - the vast majority of Melrosians are very happy with the Mayor and his staff. Truth you are truly pathetic.
The Alderman Should Not Get Insurance When They leave Office Period.
VOTE NO on any push for the Overide !
Holy Bill Forbes ! Name on The St. Mary's recent pledge drive. Also, a new car and has a house in Marco Island but he has "earned" life time health insurance paid by Melrose taxpayers ? Give me a break !
Bill Forbes can afford a new car, a vacation home in Marco Island and donate to St. Mary's Capitol Campaign because he doesn't have to pay for his health insurance. Melrose taxpayers are taking care of it. He will be front and center on Dolan's re-election campaign because he "OWES" Dolan. He sold his soul. Margolis, president-elect of Rotary (an insult to Rotary International's great work) also sold her soul. No credibility!
It's imperative that a new slate of candidates run for all open positions in the next election. Until this bunch of rubber stamps gets voted out nothing will change, and in fact, the status quo will get further entrenched as a self-serving effort. The last election produced some surprises that King Robbie was not at all prepared for (and in fact was made to look like the fool and donkey he is when he mocked some of those he hates with a vengeance as they sailed to victory and trounced some of his "sure-fire" favorites). It's time for bigger surprises when the collective bunch of donkeys learn that the Melrose public isn't anywhere near as dumb as the a$$es would like to think they are. It's time that some dignified, honest-to-goodness citizens interested in actual public service and being agents of change replace the venal crew that currently holds the community hostage.
After the incident at the Winthrop pool party he shouldn't be allowed back at the Bellevue.
And what happened there?
Did PM "retire" ?
Who will replace him ?
Will it be a City Hall "appointee" ?
Why is the City's Retirement Board composed of all men ?
Is it because Dolan is afraid of strong women ? [/quote]
Watched the 8-25 MMTV BOA meeting.
Poor Peter Mortimer. PLEASE someone else in his Ward run.
He is sad and obviously needs help.
I heard that the MHS PTO president/MHS Site council member will be appointed to replace everybody including the mayor, the chief of police and fire departments, all members of the BOA and SC, head of orthopedic surgery at MWH while keeping things going at MHS.
Have not seen or heard a peep from MF lately perhaps somebody better get Monk on the case. Nothing on the MHS website, in fact the start time was wrong and when is the Open House?
So if a police officer, whom serves the public by putting his life on the line for citizens everyday, so much more than an alderman, serves only 10 years would he get city health insurance for life? NOOOO
Tell us again how this wasn't a kickback to the alderman by Dolan.
Not a kickback, but a quid pro quo, and equally offensive.
Seems like Dolan is taking cues from Obama, letting power go to his head. These democrats think they can do anything without going through the process.
Haven't heard about changes to the liquor laws. What is Dolan trying to do?
Mortimer's actions are typical Melrose Insiders Club. His half naked hugs in the mens locker room at the Y are well documented, Bellevue isn't a surprise. Folks, you were warned, now watch how much alcohol is going to be running through the establishments in Melrose after getting their free insurance for the 26% pay hike. Wear a pair of sunglasses from They Live at the Victorian Fair to see what we're really dealing with.
Start a club, get a liquor license and you too can drink yourself silly without eating! Seriously, I agree there is a disconnect here but the rules may be different for private clubs.
You have to become a member of the Insiders Club. Free insurance and perks for all except your average taxpaying citizen. I would love to see yourself or any establishment make this point at public discussion at a BOA meeting.
It's awful when the city wants to tell someone how many drinks they can have without eating. Especially if they want to walk downtown for a beer or two after dinner occasionally. All the while every one of their city worker buddies is hanging at one of the "men's clubs" in town downing drink after drink and getting behind the wheel.