RANGELEY — Selectmen gave final approval Tuesday for Tiki White to be town manager.

White, of Phillips, has served as acting town manager since July.

Municipal Clerk Ethna Thompson administered the oath office to her Tuesday.

The board’s decision followed an executive session to determine the duties and terms of White’s contract.

Before the meeting, the board met with the clerk of the works, the sewer superintendent and members of the Sewer Commission to discuss the sewer generator project. The project, which involves new generators and generator housing for the sewage system pumping stations, will start in the spring and is targeted for completion in November 2014.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has approved the target date.

The town is still looking to fill a vacancy on the Zoning Board of Appeals, because with only two members it lacks a quorum.

Selectman Pam White said the duties are easy.

“There are no gray areas that require interpretation or opinions,” she said. “If I weren’t on this board, I’d be happy to sit on that one, because it’s such an easy job.”

Four Rangeley residents have expressed interest in serving on a cemetery committee. Thompson read a list of requirements and decisions the board must address in the formation of a committee. The town hasn’t had a cemetery committee since the 1970s.

A request from an Antler Way resident to turn the private road over to the town was dismissed after discussion with three other residents on the road, who opposed the request.

“We’re not interested in adding roads to the town’s roster, because we have plenty of work taking care of the roads we have,” Selectman Gary Shaffer said.

The board approved a list of equipment declared surplus from three departments, including the old highway steam cleaner and a John Deere riding mower.

White reported that the Fire Department used its ladder truck to help decorate the Giving Tree at the Chamber of Commerce building in the lakeside park. The lighting ceremony for the Giving Tree is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 30.


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