"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
Alexander Hamilton

Friday, April 3, 2015

Town to Begin Process of Hiring a New Town Administrator, Interim TA Sought

The BoS last evening decided to contact two firms, Brenner Associates Municipal Consultants and Municipal Resources Inc,  to discuss utilizing their services to recruit a new Town Administrator. The idea of forming our own search committee was met with a lukewarm response by some of the BoS.
Along with a new permanent TA search, it was also decided to seek the services of these same firms to employ an interim TA. We hope to accomplish hiring an interim person in the next few weeks.


Who's on First ? said...

Being positive here, the video will be a " must watch " when released. While it appears they just learned the old T A left, they were able to mention all the iterations of what processes are needed to replace the T A. Now need to sort to atleast 2 buckets.....selection and hire of the temp, then process for permanent new T A.
The only clear consensus came from two members, who late in the video, identified the video camera as an impediment in the process. The back room is still open.

Anonymous said...

Well, we have seated five BOS members on the Bus, Now they need a driver to watch the road, and plan the trip.

Anonymous said...

Just hire Chuck Connell as interim and avoid the cost. He should be doing the job as we speak. The BOS will need skin in the game to determine EXACTLY what they want in a perm. TA. This is where a sub committee of residents, etc. could help. Sounds like another messy and costly process. Reminds me of another "Christopher Columbus" journey by the BOS....when Columbus left Europe, they didn't know where they were going, when they arrived here, they didn't know where they were, and when they got back, they didn't know where they had been....and they did it all on someone else's money.

Let's not live in the past said...

Anonymous, 12:29, please let sleeping dogs lie. No need to revisit the past it's time to move forward. Moultonborough needs some new faces and new ideas.

Anonymous said...

When will the video be posted?

Joe Cormier/jcormier2@myfairpoint.net said...


A morning meeting ... he/she can start at 8:00 AM!

Selectmen’s Meeting
April 6, 2015




1.Review for Action:
Interim Town Administrator

Posted Agenda on town website:


For Political Diversity said...

Please no retreads with Mr. Connell as interim TA. We need fresh ideas and his campaign platform was for more of the same.

I also hope that if the BoS establishes some sort of selection committee we see diversity in political thought and position.

Perhaps a starting point to finding new perspectives would be to place some Article 29 advocates and petitioners on the committee.

Moultonborough Resident said...

Relieved to hear the Selectmen have decided to use an outside firm that specializes in screening new hires.

We Know said...

Posted at 3:31. Not sure I agree. The UNH study for rec needs was done by outside Pro's, and I think they missed the mark... DO NOT cut our locals out of the screening....we are experts on what we do not want. This is a unique town, just beginning to embrace the concept of open transparency. Ha Ha

Anonymous said...

The 40 who voted to remove the position of TA should not be part of the selection committee.

Wondering said...

To Anonymous, 7:14, and the reasoning behind your comment is?

For Political Diversity said...

Anonymous of who said on 4/4 at 7:14:

"The 40 who voted to remove the position of TA should not be part of the selection committee.'

must represent the "NO NOTHING PARTY" that desires to disenfranchise Moultonborough voters who disagrees with the majority.

Areal disgrace to the Town.


JoeCormier/jcormier2@myfairpoint.net said...

"Anonymous said...
The 40 who voted to remove the position of TA should not be part of the selection committee.
April 4, 2015 at 7:14 AM"

Now there's an enlightened statement!

It's Easter time ... let's flagellate them, for you religious folks. "Father ... forgive them, for they know not what they do ... or something like that! No, not the BoS ... but,on second thought?

After all, it was a "secret ballot"! That shouldn't stop us.

The ballots might be in in the same draw as the passwords (listen to Russ in the video). We all know Russ doesn't read this blog ... right Russ!

I never said crucify them. That would put you in a league you don't deserve!

I going to get some Matzo. Already started with Bud-wiser! Need to watch a movie ... you know, real world stuff!