Government Spotlight

Two clarifications from select board chair Karen Gilles

In a phone conversation with NGX this evening, Karen Gilles clarified questions about two topics:

Replacement for Colby
A Feb 11th article in the Lakes Region Weekly stated the board will appoint a replacement for George Colby.  This is not the process. The board will need to decide whether to leave the seat vacant until next election in June or to hold a special election prior to that.

Town manager’s departure
 The town manager, Brenda Fox-Howard, has let the board and staff know that she will not be continuing when her contract ends in May. If she decides to leave earlier, she will give the town 30 days notice.

The board will take up both of these issues at their meeting on February 22nd.

~ Debra Smith