Retiring Norway Town Manager Dennis Lajoie, left, stands April 26 with Bradley Plante in the lobby of the Town Office. Plante stepped in after Lajoie as interim manager and will leave the position Thursday. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

NORWAY — Interim Town Manager Bradley Plante will leave his post Thursday after serving the town the past seven months.

“He bailed us out,” board Chairman Russell Newcomb said at Thursday’s board meeting. “When we signed him, it was to keep the train on the tracks, and I will say that has happened very well.”

Selectmen praised Plante for his steady leadership.

Plante has served since the retirement of Dennis Lajoie.

Local attorney Jeffrey Wilson, who was named town manager in October, will take over Friday.

Plante said he will visit the Town Office next week to help Wilson with the transition.


“I want to thank the staff and the townspeople of Norway for making my stay pleasurable and mostly seamless,” Plante said. “I mean this when I say this, in all my years in municipal management, the town of Norway is one of the most well-run towns I’ve worked in, it really is.”

Plante said he will serve as interim town manager of Sebago next year.

In other business, the board accepted a climate resiliency grant from the state for $48,526. The money will pay for solar panels on the Police Department roof.

The board also approved a liquor license for Norway Brewing, which will allow the establishment to also serve spirits.

The Town Office will close at noon Friday, Dec. 22.

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