June 25, 2018
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Greenville hopes to hire new town manager soon

By Diana Bowley, BDN Staff

GREENVILLE, Maine — More than 10 applications have been received for the town manager’s position in Greenville.

Potential candidates have until Wednesday, Oct. 6, to submit resumes to Don Gerrish of the Eaton Peabody Consulting Group of Bangor, which is handling the search for the town for a fee of $5,000.

“These people have the capacity to check backgrounds,” Eugene Murray, Greenville chairman of the Board of Selectmen, said last week. This will help eliminate any potential problems in hiring a new town manager, he noted.

Selectmen will receive a list of the candidates for their Oct. 8 meeting, according to Murray. He said the board will review the applications and schedule interviews with the candidates soon after. The hope is to have a new town manager in place by late October or early November, Murray said.

Murray said he is looking for someone who can control and manage a budget and has experience as a road commissioner.

The salary will be commensurate with the experience of the selected candidate, according to Murray. John Simko, the current town manager who has tendered his resignation to take a job in the private sector, now receives a little more than $60,000 a year, he said.

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