East Bridgewater, Mass., has agreed to pay a Bridgewater contractor roughly $45,000 for a snow-removal job he obtained earlier this year without submitting a bid or signing a contract.
Bridgewater contractor Brian Healey had originally billed the town $53,000, but agreed to give the town a 15 percent discount, said Selectman Robert Condon.
“I think it’s fair,” Condon said Monday. “The guy had waited a long time (for payment). He actually did the work. We owed him something.”
Meanwhile, town officials are awaiting the results of two investigations – one by a state agency and another by an attorney hired by the town – that are looking into the hiring of Healey to remove snow and ice from school roofs.
Attorney Charles Zaroulis of Lowell is independently investigating the matter. He is also investigating former selectmen Chairwoman Theresa McNulty’s use of board stationery to file public-records requests, at least one of which sought information on her opponent in the town election in April.
Zaroulis did not return a call for comment on Monday.
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