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Retired UMaine bursar tapped for Glenburn council post

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

GLENBURN, Maine — A former bursar for the University of Maine has been appointed to a town council position that opened up last month when former member John Caruso resigned.

Town Manager Michael Crooker said Thursday that Caruso resigned, effective Dec. 13, due to a schedule conflict that arose when he decided to return to school.

Dennis Casey, the only resident who stepped forward as an applicant for the vacancy, was appointed to the remainder of Caruso’s term, which expires in June, Crooker said.

Casey, who attended the council’s Dec. 13 meeting, said he and his wife moved their family to Glenburn in 1995 when his wife took a position at UMaine, according to the minutes of that meeting.

During the meeting, Casey said he has more than 35 years of experience in banking, most of which has been in financing related to higher education. He said he thought his work experience could add to the council’s resources in financial matters.

Also last week, the councilors discussed another vacancy that needs to be filled. Lauren Romain, who represented Glenburn on the RSU 26 school committee, resigned because of plans to move to another state, Crooker said. No action was taken on the vacancy at that time.

Councilors also discussed plans to borrow $2.5 million to $3 million for the purpose of making repairs to up to 15 local roads, Crooker said. The town is looking into borrowing the money from the Maine Bond Bank but also is exploring its options with other banking institutions.

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