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Town Manager Paul Sieloff is retiring.

Lanesborough Town Manager Sieloff to Retire

By Andy McKeeveriBerkshires Staff
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LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Town Manager Paul Sieloff is retiring.
Sieloff told the Board of Selectmen on Monday night that he plans to retire this summer after nearly six years with the town. He said he'll be working on a transition plan to the next manager.
"It has been a great five and a half years. It has been great working with the board," he said. 
Sieloff said he is still focused on getting the warrant together for town meeting and closing out some of the projects he has been working on. He's eyeing retirement after town meeting but hasn't set a specific date, saying he'll be around. He hopes to advertise for his replacement this week.
"We'll have a good transition and everything will work out. I'm not going to disappear. I'll be available," he said
Sieloff came to Lanesborough in 2012, after four years in Wellfleet. He had previously worked as a budget analyst with the Albany (N.Y.) County Office of Budget Analysis, as village manager in Northport, N.Y., and in Valley Stream, N.Y. He has a master's in political science with a concentration of state of local government. 
He also was the town's first full-time town manager. When Town Administrator Paul Boudreau left after 13 years, the town hired Joseph Kellogg on a part-time basis as it considered making what was then a part-time job into a full-time post. That July, the town meeting approved the full-time position and Sieloff was later hired. The position title was changed to town manager several years later. 
In 2015, the Board of Selectmen extended his contract with a new three-year agreement, which would be coming to an end this year.

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Lanesborough Closes Book on Fiscal 2019

By Andy McKeeveriBerkshires Staff

The Board of Selectmen recognized Town Clerk Ruth Knysh for six years of service.
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen closed the fiscal year's books on Monday after transferring some $63,538 from health insurance to cover deficits elsewhere in the budget.
Of particular concern for Finance Committee member Ronald Tinkham was a $45,167 overage in winter roads supplies and repairs.
The town, under the previous manager, had been creeping that budget figure up to become more accurate. Tinkham believes that should continue to eliminate deficits.
"We need to be sensitive to that when we establish next year's budget," Tinkham said.
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