ROCKLAND, Maine — Nearly seven months after City Manager James Smith resigned, the city council will consider how to proceed with a search for a replacement.
Mayor Larry Pritchett explained Thursday that the council did not want to have a manager search ongoing during budget deliberations, which concluded Monday when the 2014-2015 budget was approved.
Pritchett said the councilors plan to discuss July 7 how to proceed with the search.
Finance Director Tom Luttrell has served as interim city manager since December, when Smith left.
Luttrell said Thursday he has not decided whether he would seek the job on a more permanent basis.
Luttrell also served as acting city manager for five months after the resignation of Rosemary Kulow in September 2011. He has been finance director for the city since January 2007. He also served as the business manager for School Administrative District 5 in Rockland from 2001 until January 2007.
City councilors have praised the job Luttrell has done since taking on the manager’s tasks while continuing to perform as finance director.
The Monday meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.