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10.24.06 -- REPORT: Town clerk search narrows to 3 candidates

By CHER PHILLIPS

The Town Council held a special meeting tonight to screen candidates for the town clerk's position and narrowed down the search to three final candidates.

After interviewing five candidates, they council narrowed their search down to three candidates who they will ask back for an in-depth interview next Monday. One candidate withdrew his application because his current employer offered him a full-time position.

Over the next week, the council will have to make decisions about whether or not they want to offer health insurance to the new town clerk. One of the concerns is that they would like to offer the future clerk a salary package between $25,000 and $35,000 a year. Adding health insurance could feasibly cost the town as much as $50,000. The town does offer its full-time maintanence employees health insurance. Though the current town clerk declined to take the town's health insurance, previous town clerks have been provided this benefit by the town.

The council members also will be nailing down a list of job duties to offer the candidates when they interview next week, as well as new interview questions.

During the screening interviews, Councilwoman Eva Jo Callahan asked a set of questions on a scorecard of each candidate. Councilman Frank M. Ciotti read through the a list of hiring criteria like the council may require drug testing and will require an FDLE background check. Councilman Lee Deaderick explained to each candidate that in the future the town hall hours will most likely be reduced but expanded to include a day when the office is open later for the commuters to have access to it.

The next search meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 30 at 7:15 p.m.

posted by Cher @ 9:25 PM,

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