May 21, 2018
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Orrington officials review applications for manager post

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

ORRINGTON, Maine — Selectmen held a special meeting Friday afternoon to open and review 17 town manager applications, current Town Manager Carl Young said.

“They’re from all over, in state, out of state,” he said. “There are lots of good selections.”

Young has accepted a job offer from Tremont to be that community’s tax assessor and code enforcement officer and is leaving his post at the beginning of January.

Selectmen granted Young’s request to release him from the final six months of his contract to allow him to take the job, which he starts Jan. 2.

The deadline to apply for the post was Wednesday and applications arrived up until that date, Young said.

Selectmen will “take a look at them [Friday]” for the first time, he said.

Included in the applications are a couple of locally recognizable names, Young said, adding he could not release them for privacy reasons.

“There are some really great choices,” he said. “This is a great job. The [town’s] money is in good shape, there is a good staff. We have no debt and a lot of savings.”

The new town manager will be paid between $45,000 and $55,000.

The selectmen’s agenda for Monday’s meeting lists another executive session to review applications, and an action item to possibly hire an interim town manager.

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