Over a month later, Housing Authority Board approves buyout agreement for executive director

Dec 6, 2023

MIDDLEBORO — It took over a month, but the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners approved a separation agreement for Housing Authority Executive Director Maria “Angie” Medeiros at their Dec. 6 board meeting.

The agreement would pay Medeiros $7,635.65 for unused vacation time and for the wages she would have been paid had she seen out the remainder of her contract. All four board members approved the agreement. 

Back on Monday, Oct. 23, the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners voted to buy out Medeiros’ contract. Medeiros had originally been contracted to work for the Housing Authority until Dec. 31. However, the board was unable to come to an agreement about the terms of the separation agreement until Dec. 6, meaning that Medeiros remained the Executive Director for over a month even though members of the board had made it clear they wanted her gone.

Sandy Smiley, who lives in a Middleboro Housing Authority apartment, said that she was “happy that the board has come to a decision.”

“We have excellent staff here” at the Housing Authority, Smiley said. She added that she hoped to see a thorough search process for a new executive director.

“I think the important thing is that the search process is done thoroughly, and that whoever the new director is, they have the qualifications to write grants and do the kinds of things that are needed.”