DIXFIELD — Selectmen authorized Chairman Malcolm Gill to enter into a contract with the Maine Municipal Association to help find a new town manager.
Town Manager Eugene Skibitsky submitted his resignation last month, effective in early January.
Gill was authorized to negotiate with the MMA for their assistance in the nine-step process of finding a candidate. The cost is expected to be $4,900. He will use the duties as outlined for Skibitsky.
The MMA will review the applications and forward those that have the proper qualifications to selectmen. Specific attributes sought by the board include experience with budgeting and road construction.
In a related matter, a hiring committee to find a replacement for longtime Deputy Treasurer Charlotte Collins was named to review the 19 applications submitted.
Collins is retiring from her position in early January, following more than 30 years in the Town Office.
Hiring committee members are Skibitsky, Collins, Selectman Scott Belskis and Deputy Town Clerk Vicki Carrier. Interviews are expected to begin in late October, with Dec. 1 as the target date for filling the position.
In other matters Monday, the board awarded the contract for repair of Porter Hill Road to C.H. Stevenson of Wayne for $28,520. The board rejected bids for repair of Holt Hill Road and instead directed the town's Public Works Department to make minor repairs.
The contract for the purchase of a new gas boiler for the fire station was awarded to Community Energy of Rumford for $14,062.
Skibitsky said the completion of the Webb River Bridge replacement project has been extended to Nov. 10, which is about two weeks longer than originally anticipated.