CORINTH, Maine — The town is looking for a new town manager. Donald Strout, its town manager of 31 years, retired effective Friday, Oct. 15.
“He had been talking about retiring for a while,’” said a town employee, who declined to be named.
Pat Downing has been acting as interim town manager since Friday, according to the same employee. Downing has worked for the town for 19 years as deputy and a clerk with the town. She is not expected to be in her position for longer than a few months, according to the employee.
Strout was unable to be reached for comment. The town employee said he was out of town.
Corinth is accepting applications for the position. The town has a five-member Board of Selectmen and a town manager form of government. The town manager also serves as town clerk, tax collector, town treasurer and general assistance administrator.
According to a help-wanted advertisement released Monday, the town is seeking an “individual with demonstrated municipal management skills, including budget development and administration, economic development, personnel management, and computer skills.” The advertisement says, “solid organizational skills are a must.”
Deadline for applications is Nov. 5, according to the advertisement.