Sangerville hires outgoing Dexter town manager

Posted Aug. 12, 2011, at 2:26 p.m.

SANGERVILLE, Maine — Outgoing Dexter Town Manager Dave Pearson will begin next month as Sangerville’s town manager.

Pearson, of Dexter, was approved unanimously Friday after selectmen held an executive session with the candidate, who was one of 15 applicants. The position was left vacant when Michelle Dumoulin resigned in June after months of turmoil over the proposed demolition of the former elementary school, road work and an issue that involved Corinna and a former public works director.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Pearson said Friday of his new position. “It seems nice to have a board here who actually gets along.” Pearson served as Dexter’s tax assessor for about 22 years before being appointed town manager in 2008 after Judy Doore resigned from the position.

Sangerville Board Chairman Tom Carone said Friday that selectmen are pleased with Pearson’s selection. He praised the search committee, which he said found a very capable and fiscally responsible applicant in Pearson.

Pearson will receive a starting annual salary of $36,000 and a $100 stipend each month in lieu of health coverage. His last day as Dexter town manager is Sept. 1, and he will begin his new job soon after.

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