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June 5, 2008
Board of Selectmen
June 5, 2008
Community Hall Annex
6:30 p.m.

Present:  Joseph R. Becker – Chairman, Douglas C. Briggs, Leroy C. Clark,
Sheila H. Dibb, Cherilyn A. Bulger and Carl Christianson, DPW Superintendent.  

The Board of Selectmen met to discuss the interim replacement for Carl Christianson, DPW Superintendent who is retiring in August.  Mr. Briggs suggested we post the position internally for 3-4 days.  Mr. Becker is concerned with getting the person acclimated to the position before Carl leaves.  The Board decided to use the MMA job description.  Mr. Christianson will explain the posting to his staff on Monday.

The interim person should earn more than the highest paid foreman.  Mr. Briggs suggested a Grade 10, Step 4 plus 15% on 40 hours.

Discussion ensued on the separation of DPW from Water and Sewer.  Mr. Christianson stated that a separate water and sewer person would not be cost effective and there’s not enough paperwork to validate a full-time employee – suggested an assistant superintendent.

Organizing a search committee was discussed.  Mr. Briggs stated that the committee should not include a selectman, but we could assist them with timelines, etc.  The number of members on the search committee was discussed at length.

The job posting will be sent to MMA, Mass Highway, Worcester County Highway, Public Works Magazine, Landmark, Telegram & Gazette, Monster and town buildings.  Mrs. Dibb would like to extend further out to the Boston Globe and Mr. Briggs stated that there is a residency requirement.  Some discussion.

Meetings will be posted for June 9th at 6:30 open meeting and June 13th at 4:30 for executive session (interviews).
Mr. Briggs moved to adjourn.  Mrs. Dibb seconded.  Vote unanimous.  The meeting adjourned at 8:07 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Cherilyn A. Bulger, Clerk
Board of Selectmen

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