LINCOLN, Maine — The Town Council finished interviewing the first pair of candidates for the open town manager’s position on Monday night but is unlikely to make a final decision until at least late October, council Chairman Steve Clay said.
The council took no action after the two interviews, which occurred in executive session during the special meeting. Another meeting is set for 6 p.m. next Monday with two other finalists due to be interviewed, Clay said.
“After the two interviews we will make some decisions,” Clay said Tuesday. “We have to discuss whether we want to call people back for second interviews and so forth.”
The town received 22 applications for the position, which is being filled temporarily by interim Town Manager Lisa Goodwin, who is also the town clerk. Goodwin was named to replace Town Manager Glenn Aho, who left Lincoln for the city manager’s position in Auburn in June.
Clay would not say whether Goodwin was an applicant. When she got the interim job, she said she had no interest in taking it permanently.
She has been paid an additional $500 a week as interim manager, handling duties as town manager, town clerk and town office manager and has been working a great many extra hours, including some Saturdays.
No final salary range has been set for Aho’s replacement.