Housing Director Mitzy Rowe wasn’t the only manager at the Bristol Housing Authority to receive a secret raise this summer.
All of the supervisors for the Bristol Housing Authority were evaluated behind closed doors in June and new salaries for them set by consensus, according to the authority’s attorney.
Salvatore Vitrano, the agency’s lawyer, said Wednesday that four housing commissioners listened during an executive session in June as Rowe talked about the performance of each housing supervisor and recommended pay hikes for each.
While some received the same 3 percent hikes that the authority’s union members later got, others wound up with more.
Some ended up with the same 5 percent pay raise that Rowe received -- at her recommendation.
Vitrano said the raises were partly based on job performance but they were also meant to reflect changing duties.
It’s not clear which managers received the raises or how much each got.
Vitrano said that commissioners realized they should vote on the supervisors’ pay hikes in public as well as Rowe’s salary, but could not add it to the agenda for Tuesday’s special meeting where they renewed the director’s raise in public.
At the next regularly scheduled housing board meeting -- at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20 in the meeting room at Cambridge Park -- commissioners plan to vote again on the pay hikes they handed out in secret in June.
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