LIVERMORE FALLS — The Board of Selectmen appointed Rob Overton as the town’s code enforcement officer at its meeting on Tuesday.

Town Manager Kristal Flagg explained that the current officer, James Butler, has a job in southern Maine that has made it difficult to commute back and forth, forcing him to resign.

Flagg said the town had multiple meetings with different neighboring communities to see if they could share an officer until Overton, who had served as the Livermore Falls code enforcement officer before Butler, stepped forward to offer his services.

Butler would help Overton transition into the post, Flagg said. She noted that Overton would have office hours in the evening once a week. The hours have not yet been specified.

The board also voted to advertise for a new fire chief. Both Fire Chief Tim “TD” Hardy and Assistant Chief Alan Chretien have resigned.

Selectmen voted to give non-union and union employees 3 percent raises effective the first pay period of 2016 and agreed to health insurance terms outlined in the contract.

In other business, the board moved not to accept land offered by the Livermore Falls Water District on Pine Avenue. Selectmen also adopted a drug and alcohol-testing policy for drivers working for the town that require commercial driver’s licenses, as presented by Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Occupational Consortium.

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