Town manager funding was removed from the proposed 2022 operating budget during the Town Deliberative Session on Feb. 8. Voters cut a $56,200 line item for the town manger position, which would be created through a separate warrant article (Article 4). That line item represented a pro-rated amount for a June hire, pending approval of Article 4. The Select Board has verbally agreed to provide a town manager with total compensation (salary and benefits) up to $120,000 per calendar year, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. Some of the 35 members of the public in attendance felt the town was too small for a town manager, and that town manager funds should be spent on additional workers, not management.