The Town Council is interviewing four candidates for Town Manager. Town Council Chairman John Farrell said that after the June 3 Town Council meeting, councilors entered non-public session to interview one of the four candidates.
“We will be holding interviews with the other candidates in the evenings during June,” Farrell said. “If we have a finalist, then we hope to make that person an offer sometime in early July.”
The new hire would take over the position left vacant by the July 20, 2012 resignation of David Caron. His position continues to be temporarily filled by Police Chief William Hart.
The Council announced at its May 20 meeting that it had narrowed the list of candidates to four. At that time, Hart said the town had received 54 applications.
The Council had chosen a candidate in an earlier search but in February that candidate chose to take a job in Ashland, Mass., prompting another round of searching.
According to Hart, the town is seeking an applicant who will be “an articulate, progressive, effective leader with a proven record of innovative, professional management experience.”
Hart said the Town Manager oversees a $32 million budget and the day-to-day operations of a 200-member workforce. The successful applicant need not live in Londonderry at the time of application but may reside outside of Londonderry only with the approval of four members of the Town Council.
The Council had previously said it hoped to have a new town manager on the job by July 1.