Sayward moved into the New Salem home after taking over his position from a longtime former employee who had previously lived at the residence and has made many improvements on the property, according to town records acquired by The Spotlight under the Freedom of Information Act.
During the meeting Councilman Sam Messina asked, "Whose job was it to take care of this place?"
Cunningham said it was the town's responsibility but that the property had fallen by the wayside. He said the home was an example of why the town needed to implement a capital project plan to maintain its current infrastructure and properties.
"The entire project will be an in-house expenditure," said Cunningham.