The Select Board has clarified plans to install a town manager.

— The Select Board has clarified plans to install a town manager. They will put forward a warrant article to create the position, as originally planned. It would require majority Town Meeting approval. Meanwhile the position would be funded through a separate $56,200 line item in the $2.78 million proposed 2022 operating budget. By placing compensation in the budget and not the warrant article, the Select Board has more flexibility to make changes when needed, such as cost-of-living pay increases or starting salary adjustments. If the warrant article and proposed budget are approved, the Select Board has verbally agreed that the Town Manager position would receive total compensation (salary and benefits) up to $120,000 per calendar year, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31