February 8, 2010

Top 50 Wage Earners for City of Bristol in 2009

CITY OF BRISTOL
2009
Fifty Highest Wage Earners

1 PHILIP STREIFER SUPERINTENDENT $186,508.42
2 EVERETT V LYONS PRINCIPAL, BEHS $179,056.90
3 ANTHONY MALAVENDA PRINCIPAL, MT VIEW ELEMENTARY $169,953.21
4 ANN BALDWIN ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL $166,443.67
5 JACK MICHAUD POLICE LIEUTENANT $154,547.12
6 DANIEL VEINS ASST. PRINCIPAL BEHS $154,534.95
7 SUSAN MOREAU ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT $150,369.90
8 JOEL ESTES POLICE LIEUTENANT $146,348.50
9 KIM HAPKEN DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL SERVICES BOE $145,921.67
10 DENISE CARABETTA DIRECTOF OF OFFICE & TEACHING & LEARNING $145,417.16
11 PAUL HINES POLICE DETECTIVE SERGEANT $138,155.93
12 MARK MOSKOWITZ POLICE LIEUTENANT $137,373.49
13 DENNIS BIEU BOE PERSONNEL DIRECTOR $137,316.80
14 MARTIN SEMMEL PRINCIPAL, BCHS $135,694.28
15 KEVIN MORRELL POLICE LIEUTENANT $134,851.00
16 CHRISTOPHER LENNON POLICE DETECTIVE SERGEANT $128,837.66
17 JOHN MCNELLIS POLICE SERGEANT $128,727.15
18 JOHN SASSU POLICE SERGEANT $126,964.96
19 ROBERT GARRY PRINCIPAL, NORTHEAST MS $126,095.48
20 CATHERINE CARBONE PRINCIPAL, CHIPPENS HILL MS $126,021.30
21 MARCIANN JONES PRINCIPAL, MEMORIAL BOULEVARD MS $125,278.62
22 JOHN DIVENERE CHIEF OF POLICE $125,059.83
23 ROSEANNE VOJTEK PRINCIPAL, IVY DRIVE ELEMENTARY $124,308.68
24 STEVEN BENT ASST PRINCIPAL, SOUTH SIDE ELEMENTARY $120,584.84
25 ANDREW LANGLAIS POLICE LIEUTENANT $120,429.90
26 MICHAEL AUDETTE PRINCIPAL, O’CONNELL ELEMENTARY $120,308.84
27 GARY MAYNARD PRINCIPAL, SOUTH SIDE $120,308.84
28 STEPHEN TAVARES POLICE SERGEANT $120,106.44
29 ANGELA ROSSBACH PRINCIPAL EDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY $119,972.84
30 CATHERINE CASSIN PRINCIPAL, STAFFORD ELEMENTARY $119,972.84
31 PETER GAUDET PRINCIPAL, GREENE HILLS ELEMENTARY $119,912.84
32 WALTER VESELKA III PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR $119,045.03
33 GLENN KLOCKO COMPTROLLER $119,043.11
34 JON POSE FIRE CHIEF $119,042.94
35 RICHARD BROWN POLICE LIEUTENANT $117,942.77
36 ELLEN BENHAM SUPERVISOR OF ATHLETIC OFFICE $117,940.64
37 DANIEL SONSTROM ASST. PRINCIPAL NORTHEAST MS $117,784.64
38 PETER WININGER ASST. PRINCIPAL, BCHS $116,971.40
39 EDWARD KELEHER ASST. PRINCIPAL, BEHS $116,959.40
40 MARIA GROODY SUPERVISOR OF ADULT ED/ESL $116,824.02
41 CHRISTOPHER CASSIN ASST. PRINCIPAL CHMS $115,718.80
42 MARY HAWK ASST. PRINCIPAL CHMS $115,658.80
43 DONN WATSON POLICE LIEUTENANT $115,632.08
44 RICHARD GAGLIARDI SUPERVISOR OF TECHNOLOGY CENTER $115,536.74
45 EDWARD SPYROS POLICE LIEUTENANT $115,469.14
46 MARTHA NOWOBILSKI ASST. PRINCIPAL MEMORIAL BOULEVARD $115,253.56
47 KRISTIN IRVINE SUPERVISOR OF TESTING, RESEARCH & EVALUATIONS $114,044.86
48 ERIC OSANITSCH POLICE CAPTAIN $113,719.83
49 DIANE FERGUSON CITY PERSONNEL DIRECTOR $113,326.29
50 DANIEL MCINTYRE POLICE CAPTAIN $111,652.88

Thanks to Mayra Sampson and the city comptroller's office for putting together the annual accumulator's list!

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Contact Steve Collins at scollins@bristolpress.com

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

Top dollars all that the BOE - yeah fat on top!

disgusted said...

The biggest waste of tax payer money in the history of Bristol = PHILIP STREIFER SUPERINTENDENT $186,508.42

Anonymous said...

It's very embarrassing to see a list like that. To know that taxes will have to raise because of these salaries is shameful. These people are public servants. They are not CEO's of major publicly traded companies. They are employees of a City which has their salaries paid by City and State tax revenue. Something needs to be done about these salaries. There needs to be cap on what principles and teachers make. The madness needs to stop. I understand there was not teachers on this list but, their salaries are really not that indicative for the amount of time they actual work for the year.

Anonymous said...

How about Fergie and Glenn (I am the nmayor)Klocko

Anonymous said...

What about Lyons? I thought he retired?

Anonymous said...

Ann Baldwin? Guess Nicastro was good to her.

Positively Right said...

Now if Obama gets his way, your college loan will be forgiven after a number of years if you secure one of these generously compensated positions. That's fair isn't it?

Anonymous said...

February 8, 2010 1:16 PM:

Lyons is collecting his six figure pension via your taxes while you're struggling to make ends meet.

But again the "educators" are righteous and just more important than you.

Anonymous said...

educators ?

how 'bout the cops on this list ?

u think they're overpaid or what ?

Anonymous said...

Just doing a quick walk through on the totals of the top 50 wage earners. Based on a household salary of $50K (which I believe is near the average Bristol income) it would take well over 100 households to pay just the salaries. Compare that to the state of this city. 100 households that probably won't see thier income ever close to this, let alone thier retirement. Based on a performance based effort and judging the condition this town is in, I just don't understand what is wrong with people. Everyone is free and has the right to make as much as they can, but if it is at the expense of the taxpayers, for God's sake demand some accountability, heck even results. Maybe we can get 25% turnout next election

Anonymous said...

Cap all salaries at 75K/year. If you can't live on 75K/year there is something wrong with you.

Anonymous said...

Every year this list gets published and people get upset about it, yet nothing ever gets done to correct this injustice.

Anonymous said...

Over $1 Million (close to 1/2 mill)is spent on the BOE's Superintendent core.

What do the superintendent and assistant superintendent do?

It would appear to me that all of the divisions of labor listed below should be done by those listed above.

Why do we need the following: Director of:

Special Services
Office of Teaching & Learning
Adult Ed and ESL
Atheltic Office
Technology Center
Testing Research & Evaluation

What a racket.

Anonymous said...

How about Catherine Cassin (principal at Stafford Elem) and here husband Christopher Cassin (asst. principle at CHMS) combined income 235k.

Anonymous said...

Again, just like it has to be explained every year, the police officers on the list are middle and upper management whose base pay also includes overtime and extra duty assignments, the extra duty assignmnets not being paid for out of tax payers money. The city actually gains revenue off of the police officers working these jobs. Last year, over 100k went into the general fund from police officers working private duty. The BOE employees are also upper management who work twelve months a year (not six months like most classroom teachers) who possess a masters or PHD in education. Philip Steifer is actually underpaid by our city considering his position, title, size and make-up of the community and responsibilities he has comparably with other communities of our size and issues. Anywhere else, he would be over 200K.

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Anonymous said...

@ 7:40am: six months is all teachers work? I hope you're not serious. Lest we forget there are a few on the list who are retired and collecting their pension on top of their salary. Sweet deal if you ask me.

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Anonymous said...

Why not combine city services and the BOE services that are the same and save the taxpayers money? Or is this too far beyond the BOE thinking?

Anonymous said...

there's no injustice here. i don't have any problem with these people making a living. these salaries are comparable to those paid to similar employees in other towns and cities throughout the state, and not out of line. frankly, if i were going to spend a significant amount of my adulthood educating myself through phd level so that i can be superintendent, i wouldn't settle for 75k per year. sorry folks, but some types of employees have to be paid at a higher rate than others. otherwise, what is the incentive for such people to gain their credentials? sometimes you actually do have to pay for what you get.

Anonymous said...

At least someone will have enough
money to buy one of those new Grand Way Condos.

Anonymous said...

What about all the benefits - like principals getting paid for mileage to go to BOE meetings, 2 prescription magazines per year, food allowance, c'mon with the money they are making let them pay for it!

Steve ask to see the "REAL" BOE's budget!!

Oh and why you are at it - ask the Mayor why taxpayers pay for a position in this city for someone who is in another state 6 mos out of the year. Yeah - Mayor keeping his friends employeed.

Anonymous said...

RICHARD GAGLIARDI SUPERVISOR OF TECHNOLOGY CENTER $115,536.74
Why does the BOE have this guy, the City's IT dept takes care of the school systems. Talk about a waste of money for taxpayers!

Positively Right said...

"the extra duty assignmnets not being paid for out of tax payers money"

February 9, 2010 7:40 AM:

How do you come to that conclusion? Where do you think the money comes from (originally)? Perhaps the contractors that pay these overtime charges get the money from trees? Or perhaps Santa brings to to them on Christmas?

I think something needs to be explained to you. Whether the money comes from proprety taxes, state income taxes, federal income taxes, taxes on businesses, corporate taxes or what have you, it comes out of someones wallet. Maybe even your's? No I doubt that. You probably make sure of that.

Anonymous said...

Where are the Republicans on this issue: Barnes, Cockayne, Welch???

Anonymous said...

What people in Bristol are going to have to get used to is that not everyone in this town is a factory worker anymore. As a matter of fact, I don't even think there are very many factories left in this town anymore. Believe it or not, there are actually some college educated, professional, non-blue collar individuals who have taken up residence and enjoy working and residing in Bristol. The point is, if this were Farmington or Litchfield we wouldn't even be having this conversation because individuals in those communities appreciate the value of a good education and educators and what it can do for you in the future. I don't think I will be encouraging my children to raise there families in this blue collar thought process town.

Anonymous said...

This fissures are starting to show and the eartquake is about to happen. There will be big changes to come in education for this State and all across this country. The taxes and incomes are not keeping up with each other and it is starting to show. We basically really need to increase taxes because of the Board of Ed but the city wont, and the state really needs to raise taxes to drive in more revenue but, I really dont see Rell signing any tax hike into law. So, this leaves one thing for the 2010-2011 school year - layoffs, and after that happens you will see some big changes with the Unions.

Anonymous said...

Jeez where are all the firefighters?

Anonymous said...

February 9, 2010 3:03 PM - not sure what you taking about. The poverty level in Bristol is at an all time high. Bristol is going the wrong way with the people they are attracting to live here. We have way to many 2 and 3 family housing in Bristol that is Section 8 with kids that need food vouchers. Just that section 8 is causing Bristol and every other town with high section 8 hardships. Put these salaries into the mix we have a huge problem.

Anonymous said...

We don't need anyone but the wizard of Oz. Positively Wrong. He knows everything and won't show us who he is. Some genious!

Anonymous said...

Where are the Republicans on this issue: Barnes, Cockayne, Welch???
February 9, 2010 2:57 PM

-Silent and/or stupid perhaps?

-Barne$$$ (pathetically) is still learning his opinion from gramps.

Anonymous said...

We cannot keep up at this pace Programs are getting cut and our children are not getting what they deserve. I believe that there be a cap that one should make in these positions if they are serving the community. If people want to make outrageous salaries they should get a job in a fortune 500 company not a the sacrifice of our children.

Anonymous said...

3:03 PM. My thoughts exactly. People on this blog seem to think that only Bristol teachers make this kind of money, and that teachers in surrounding towns make less. This just simply isn't true. Bristol teachers make average money for the area, even though they have a much tougher job than teachers in Farmington, Burlington, Litchfield, etc, because so many Bristol parents do not do their part in preparing their children for school.

Anonymous said...

Because most of the kids are from section 8 parents - you know 1 mama and no daddy! Low lifes produce offspring for taxpayers to take care of.

all talk, no pay said...

7:07 - paying for kate's books.

Anonymous said...

The city needs to come up with a plan in the west end to start buying these 2 and 3 family homes when they go up for sale and start tearing them down and selling them to contractors that can only put up starter homes. Very easy fix - but nobody has the balls to start the process. Why do you think Avon, Burlington and Farmington have such great towns? No federal properties and the state properties they have are for only elderly people and they barley have any 2 or 3 family homes.

Anonymous said...

6:27 PM - I challenge you to appear at the next City Council meeting and, during "Public Comments", stand at the podium before the Council, identify yourself, and publicly make that very suggestion of yours for all to hear. My guess is that it's YOU who doesn't have the balls to "start the process."

Nitwit.

Anonymous said...

We need cuts and here we could make them.

Anonymous said...

Fergie is making good money for being mans best friend.

Anonymous said...

10:09pm - nice Mayor! Blogging again I see.

Anonymous said...

BIG WASTE AND NO BALLS TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

loser said...

10:09 am - i guess one stab in the dark is the same as another, keep guessing.

Anonymous said...

Bristol must start making some cuts and start at the top. Just what does fergie do to deserve this money besides sucking up to all the guys. Maybe thats why she gets what she does.

Anonymous said...

You can't blame city employees for the pay and benefits they receive, anymore than you can blame the CEO of a Fortune 500 company for how much they get paid. If you had the opportunity for the same, you would take what you could get. If you're upset that someone is making more money than you, you need to get over it. Unless you're Bill Gates, there will always be someone with more money than you. If you want more money, then do something about it. Get further educated and find a new job. Can you really blame someone for taking advantage of an opportunity that was available to them? Fill out your own application for one of these jobs, or quit your griping.

Anonymous said...

Did ward signed streifer's new 2010 contract before the elections?

Anonymous said...

5:26am - yes he did!!

Anonymous said...

You don't actually think people get hired for Bristol City jobs based on education and qualifications, do you? You're so naive.

Anonymous said...

February 12, 2010 1:13 AM:

Your statment is ridiculous. CEOs do not get paid by the tax payers. CEOs arguably earn their money but inarguably negotiate for their money by themselves while unions monopolize and use government law to extort people's money with taxes.

Why don't you Democrats understand the free market and private enterprise? It's also amusing how you don't mind it when it suits your purposes. I'll bet you Ms/Mr February 12, 2010 1:13 PM are one of the first ones griping aboput CEO pay at your lousy Dem TC meetings.

Anonymous said...

9:01 When are you ding dong republicant's going to realize that the free market has already screwed up our economy.You biased anonymous phonies are trying to point the finger at everyone but yourselves. It's being just a useless whiner like you and the free market that screw everything up. WAKE UP FOOL !

Anonymous said...

As usual "Positively Wrong" You are whining up the wrong tree again! Whining useless Republicans. I don't think you can think of a thing that you have done for the community can you ?

February 12, 2010 9:01 PM said...

Dear February 12, 2010 9:01 PM

The point I was trying to make, that seems to have slipped through your feeble mind, is that one can't be blamed for accepting what is given to him/her. Would you voluntarily take a reduction in pay/benefits? I think not. If you don't think you are worth what you are being paid for your job (if you have one) then its no wonder you are jealous of those that do. And please tell me the difference between a CEO hiring an attorney to help negotiate his/her contract and a union member accepting a contract negotiated by his/her union? Other than the fact that the CEO can afford to hire an attorney?

Anonymous said...

The mayor should look into the overtime, especially during snow storms.

24 hours straight????