NORWAY — Eight months after being appointed police chief, Jeffrey Campbell was elevated to the top of town government.

The Select Board on Thursday appointed Campbell as the interim town manager until a permanent one is named.

He replaces Jeffrey Wilson who stepped down after four months after he was unexpectedly appointed by Gov. Janet Mills to become a Maine District Court judge.

A member of the Norway Police Department since 2010, Campbell rose through the ranks to investigator before replacing Chief Robert Federico in August 2023. He has also worked as a police officer in Bethel.

In other business, the board granted highway foreman Steve Powers permission to look into the purchase of a loader plow with hydraulic wings and angle that can be adjusted from a 10-foot width to 18 feet. Powers called it a versatile machine that would aid the town in pushing snow on rural and dead-end roads. He said he has talked to public works departments from other towns who praised this type of plow blade.

Powers will seek bids for the loader plow.

The board approved liquor license renewals for the Norway Pizza XChange at 457 Main St. and Dolce Amici at 427 Main St. It also signed off on a street vendor application for Smokin’ Dave’s Backyard BBQ. They will be open on Thursdays.

The board also approved an outdoor festival license for Creative Norway to hold the Norway Music and Arts Festival in downtown on Main Street on July 13.

The Planning Board presented changes to the Building Code, Shoreland Zoning, Site Plan and Subdivision ordinances, which the Select Board sent to the town’s attorney for review. The changes will be on the warrant at June’s town meeting.

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