SANBORNTON — Selectboard Chair Dave Nickerson said yesterday that the board will meet with a representative from Municipal Resources Inc. of Meredith at tonight's meeting to see if it can assist them with developing a job description for a new town administrator.
"I'm hoping they can (also) provide us with someone who can provide us assistance two days a week (until the job description can be approved by the board and someone can be hired), said Nickerson.
The move to redefine the job of the town administrator and hire someone from MRI temporarily comes after the board voted not to renew the contract of 7-year veteran Town Administrator Bob Veloski, whose official last day is July 31.
Nickerson said temporarily Assessing Assistant Rob Jutton and Board of Selectboard Secretary April Rollins are answering telephones and helping with the basic duties.
Nickerson said the board will review the job description with MRI as it exists today. "It may be fine or it may be tweaked some," he said.
He said the board may ask MRI to conduct the initial search process and present it with finalists.
"We want (a town administrator) as quickly as we can because of upcoming (FY 2017) budget preparations," Nickerson said.
He said that tonight's meeting will include a short discussion with MRI beginning at 4:30 p.m. about what the company can provide but because it is a regular meeting, town business must be addressed.
On July 29, the board will hold a work shop session dedicated only to discussing the open position and the recommendations from MRI. Nickerson said the workshop will be open to the public however the board will not be taking any public comment.