March 23, 2018
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Orrington clerk named interim town manager

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

ORRINGTON, Maine — Selectmen on Monday chose Town Clerk Susan Carson as interim town manager.

“It was a good decision,” said Town Manager Carl Young, who is leaving his post. “It will make the transition really smooth.”

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 met last week to look at 17 town manager applications, and at a special meeting scheduled for Monday evening will hold interviews from the narrowed list of applicants for the job.

Selectmen also will swear in Carson and appoint Michele Skillin as deputy treasurer at that meeting. Carson will earn a $500 weekly stipend for the extra work, Young said.

“They expect the interim to last no longer than four weeks,” he said.

Young said that whoever gets the job will be paid between $45,000 and $55,000.

Also at Monday’s meeting, the board:

ä Presented Young with a plaque and letter of thanks for serving as town manager since late 2005.

ä Approved a request to hold the annual Orrington 10K road race on May 2.

ä Tabled acceptance of $400 from the Sedgeunkedunk Watershed Association, an inactive committee formed a couple of years ago, until research is done to see if the money should be returned to those to originally provided it.


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