DANVILLE -- The Town Council has extended Town Manager Joe Calabrigo's contract for another three years.

Calbrigo has worked for the town for 26 years, 20 of those years as its manager.

The council renewed his contract Tuesday with little fanfare. His new contract provides no raise in salary or benefits.

Calabrigo's base salary, auto allowance and contribution toward post-employment medical costs total $223,906. His vacation and sick leave total 40 days per year. He may cash out up to four weeks annually, at $15,947.

Like all town employees, and unlike most California government employees, Calabrigo does not receive a California Public Employees Retirement System defined benefit plan. Danville employees instead receive defined contributions into a pay-as-you-go retirement fund.

Calabrigo's contract stipulates that he receives $72,559 a year toward his retirement.

In other action Tuesday, the council made a reorganization move that is expected to save $200,000 a year.

Four other town positions were reclassified Tuesday night due to a staff reorganization after the departure of Assistant Town Manager Marcia Somers in the spring and the retirement of Emergency Services Manager Gregory Gilbert this summer.

Somers left to take a position as city manager of Los Altos.

Calabrigo said he opted not to refill that position, and he replaced the emergency services manager position at half time rather than full time.


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The town's maintenance services manager, who previously reported to the assistant town manager, was promoted to a director position and now reports to Calabrigo. Two other employees in the maintenance department were also promoted into roles of more responsibility, as was an information systems technician.

"They are being reclassified from one position to another because we eliminated one-and-a-half management positions," Calabrigo said. "They have been asked to step into larger roles."

The decision not to fill the assistant town manager position and to hire the emergency services manager at half time will save the town $200,000 a year, even with the reclassifications of the four other positions, Calabrigo said.

"At present, we're not hiring new folks," Mayor Newell Arnerich said. "We're trying to be fiscally responsible by doing what we can to keep a smaller staff."

The town employs about 90 people and contracts for 30 at the police department.

Its operating revenues are $30.5 million with operating expenditures of $26 million expected this fiscal year and new capital expenditures of $5.8 million, and operating expenditures for the successor agency to the former community development agency of $2 million.

Contact Jason Sweeney at 925-847-2123. Follow him at Twitter.com/Jason_Sweeney.