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Deerfield selectmen to discuss admin. role

DEERFIELD — The Board of Selectmen will hold an additional meeting this month to discuss the job descriptions of town administrator and executive administrative assistant.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday in the Town Hall.

The town has been without a permanent town administrator since Bernard Kubiak retired from the position in June of 2013. Wendy Foxmyn took on the role of interim town administrator until February, when Kayce Warren stepped into the position and began performing the duties of both the town administrator and executive administrative assistant.

Earlier in the year, the town’s Personnel Board proposed an updated administrator job description amid debate among town officials who differed on the authority that the position should wield. The final job description differed little from the original version.

After the Personnel Board advertised the position, 14 candidates were interviewed. In May, the board brought in three candidates to be interviewed: former Chicopee mayor Michael Bissonnette, Andrew Golas, who serves as the executive assistant in Palmer, and George R. Zimmerman, who served for 10 years as the city treasurer in Northampton.

The selectmen suspended the search in June to find a candidate who would be a better fit for the town. Bissonnette and Golas subsequently withdrew. Warren, who has worked for the town for the past 10 years, is being considered a likely pick for the job.

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