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The search committee shall advertise the available position, screen all applicants and present three candidates to the Board of Selectmen. The search committee shall follow the affirmative action guidelines as established by Federal Law. The Board of Selectmen shall interview the candidates presented by the search committee at a regular meeting of the board, and elect by majority vote, the Town Administrator.

In the event of any vacancy in the office of the Town Administrator, the Board of Selectmen will initiate the appointment procedure within a period of ten (10) working days.

Section 5-3

Powers and Duties.

The Town Administrator shall be the chief administrative officer of the town and be directly responsible to the Board of Selectmen for the administration of all town affairs placed in his charge by or under this charter. He shall have the following powers and duties:

  • (A)

    He shall supervise and direct the administration of all departments, agencies and offices for whose function he is responsible.

  • (B)

    The Town Administrator shall appoint, subject to confirmation by the Board of Selectmen, all appointive town officers as described in section 6-1 utilizing procedures described in section 6-5.

The Town Administrator shall make notification of all unfilled positions within the town by posting a notice on the bulletin boards at the Town Hall and on cable television for a period of not less than five (5) days, and by notification in writing to the local new media.

  • (C)

    He shall fix the compensation of all town officers and employees appointed by him within the limits established by existing appropriations and town bylaws.

  • (D)

    He shall attend all regular meetings of the Board of Selectmen unless excused at his own request, except meetings at which his removal is being considered, and shall have a voice but no vote in all of its deliberations.

  • (E)

    He shall keep full and complete records of his office and shall render as often as may be required by the Board of Selectmen, but not less once in each year, a full report of all operations during the period reported on, which report shall be made available to the public.

  • (F)

    He shall keep the Board of Selectmen fully advised as to the needs of the town and shall recommend to the Board of Selectmen for adoption such measures requiring action by them or by the town meeting as he may deem necessary or expedient.

  • (G)

    He shall have full jurisdiction over the rental and use of all town property except school property and property under the control of the conservation commission. He shall be responsible for the maintenance and repair of all town buildings and facilities placed under his control by this charter, by bylaw, by vote of the town or otherwise.

  • (H)

    He shall present to the Board of Selectmen the annual budget of the town and shall also be responsible for the development and annual updating of the capital improvement program.

  • (I)

    He shall keep a full and complete inventory of all property of the town, both real and personal.

  • (J)

    He shall negotiate contracts involving any subject within his jurisdiction. These proposed contracts shall be subject to final approval and execution by the Board of Selectmen.

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