After nearly nine months of turmoil surrounding the Police Department which led to the departures of both its former chief and Hoch himself, he made it clear this winter that he wants the advice of a diverse group of residents before hiring a temporary replacement for former Chief Kyle Johnson.
He said input would help build a job description. For example, Webber asked if the selectmen wanted a full-time, part-time, or shared town administrator. He also wanted to know what kind of authority the new town administrator should have.
Town Administrator Edmund St. John IV has stepped down immediately from his post.
St. John said he'd been mulling the decision for sometime and that there was no single incident or situation that prompted his choice.
The Select Board interviewed finalists Lisa Blackmer, treasurer/tax collector in the town of Buckland, and Rebecca Stone, town administrator in Otis, and plan to pick one of the two Wednesday to replace former Town Administrator Carl McKinney who resigned in May.
The town of Clarksburg will begin the search for a new town administrator within the next week but the Select Board is keeping an option to hire for two part-time positions: a town administrator and a grant writer.