Role of the Town Manager:
• Chief Administrative Officer of the Town
• Responsible for hiring of all Department Heads
• Manage the Human Resources of the Town
• Assumes financial responsibility for the Town
• Responsible for developing the Operating Budget
• Negotiate all contracts for the Town
• Procurement and inventory of all assets
• Attend Town Meetings addressing all concerns
Town Manager Report
June 17, 2014
The Purchase and Sale for the Mt. Carmel lots is ready and attached. It will be on the agenda for the July 1st meeting.
Clean-up. The Town has moved forward with the exterior cleanup of two tax title properties, 28 Gilbertville Road and 14 Mechanic Street. These sites have been abandoned and are becoming dumping grounds. Pending the Town Attorney’s approval, the Town will also remove the mobile homes at each site.
Rail Trail. A group of interested residents including past Open Space Committee members walked portions of the southern section of the Rail Trail connecting Robbins Road with the Walmart parking lot. The Committee will move forward with creating an invitation for bids for the bridgework. Staff and volunteers will do a good portion of the earthwork.
Veterans Park Parking. The DPW employees did a fantastic job installing new granite edging at the parking lot. The space will be paved in early July. The project adds two to three parking spaces.
Addiction Forum. The Carson Center is hosting a dinner and forum at Teresa’s on Wednesday night. The topic will be addiction including opioids: addiction, treatment, counseling, and enforcement. An outcome of the forum should be the establishment of a local task force to work to address the issue. The Board is welcome to attend by reserving with the Carson Center.
Water System Flushing. The flushing program has been completed for this Spring. The departments thank all residents for their cooperation and patience.
Web site videos. The Town is working with a producer of 30-second videos for the web site. The videos will include a Welcome, Quality of life, Recreation, and Education segments. The videos will be filmed in early July. The cost is free to the Town, but local businesses are approached to see if they would like to have links or videos attached. This solicitation began last week.
Warren Road Trees. The DPW Director and Deputy Director met with property owners and a tree consultant with regard to trees along West Warren Road. Many trees will be harvested in the Fall. Some may be Street Trees and require a public hearing. Some trees overhang the road and sadly a good number of Ash trees are dying, so there will be improvement from a public safety standpoint.