NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Northborough selectmen are pleased with the work of Town Administrator John Coderre, having recently given him high marks in this year's review.
Coderre received an overall rating of 4.7 out of a possible five, signifying "Exceeds Job Standards." A five rating signifies an "Outstanding" rating.
Selectmen evaluated Coderre in five major categories: financial management (4.5), personnel management (4.4), board relations (4.7), personal characteristics (4.9) and communication (4.8).
Documents that Coderre prepared for selectmen drew attention to some of his significant accomplishments. These included closing out the FY11 budget in the positive and minimizing the tax impact of the FY12 budget. He also mentioned the town's recent Distinguished Budget Awards.
"I'm actually running out of adjectives," Selectman Leslie Rutan told Coderre at Monday night's meeting. "We're very proud of you and we're very pleased that you're here in Northborough. You represent us very, very well."
To the board, Coderre said, "You've always been professional. We focus on the facts and we move forward in a very professional manner."
Looking forward, Coderre listed several goals for fiscal year 2013, including reorganizing the Department of Public Works and negotiating collective bargaining agreements to include "fair and sustainable increases" and possible changes to health insurance plans.