Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 32, section 20 (4)(b), and 840 Code of Massachusetts Regulations 7.00, the Watertown Retirement Board shall be required to conduct an election of the Elected Member’s position on the Watertown Retirement Board, currently held by Domenic “Duke” Arone. If an election is necessary, the process will be as follows:
ELIGIBLE CANDIDATE: Members active in or retired from the Watertown Contributory Retirement System are eligible to run for the Elected Member's position. Members inactive have the right to vote in board elections, but do not have the right to serve in the Elected Member's position.
TERM: The 3-year term will being on October 16, 2019 and expire on October 15, 2022.
NOMINATION PAPERS: Nomination Papers may be secured at the office of the Watertown Retirement Board beginning on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 to be returned no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
BALLOTS:If necessary, Ballots will be mailed to all active, inactive and retired members of the Watertown Contributory Retirement System on or about Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Returned Ballots shall be postmarked no later than Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
COUNTING: Envelopes will be opened and ballots counted on Monday, October 14, 2019.
Retirement Office Summer Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 8:30AM - 7:00PM
Friday 8:30AM - 2:00PM
This website was designed to provide updated and accurate information to the members and beneficiaries of the Watertown Contributory Retirement System. This information is not intended as a substitute for the Massachusetts General Laws nor will its’ interpretation prevail should a conflict arise between its’ contents and MGL Chapter 32. Rules governing retirement benefits are subject to change periodically either by statute of the Massachusetts Legislature or by regulation of the Watertown Retirement Board.
There are 104 contributory retirement systems for public employees in Massachusetts. A retirement board governs each system. All boards operate independently however, they are bound together under one retirement law; Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 32.
All 106 retirement systems are overseen by the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC).