DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

December 13, 2012

Londonderry councilors work on manager search

By Julie Huss
jhuss@derrynews.com

---- — LONDONDERRY — Town officials are moving forward with the search for a new town manager.

Police Chief and acting Town Manager William Hart told town councilors last week there’s a lot of interest from applicants for the job.’

Hart was named interim manager in June after longtime manager David Caron left the post on a temporary leave of absence. Caron officially resigned a month later.

Another vacancy is the Planning and Economic Development position left open when Andre Garron resigned.

Garron left the job in October after taking a new position as Community and Regional Economic Specialist with the University of New Hampshire’s Cooperative Extension.

He worked for the town for 13 years.

For that job, Hart said it might be good to look at ways to fill that job in different ways, possibly with contracted associates to take on the work with economic development and planning for both short and long term.

“We’re looking at a couple of different things,” Hart said.

Councilors will talk more about the planning and economic job after the holidays once budget season gets further along. Councilors were set to meet in nonpublic session this week to talk about the town manager candidates. Each councilor was asked to choose their top choices as the process moves forward.

“We all have our top 10 (for town manager),” Council Chairman John Farrell said. “Now, we’ll move to the top three.”