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Bourne Town Hall

The call has gone out for Bourne residents who would be interested in serving on the committee to select candidates to be Bourne’s next town administrator.

The Bourne Board of Selectmen, during its Tuesday, September 21, meeting, called for interested residents to apply for membership to the Town Administrator Screening Committee. The committee will have seven at-large members from the public, with Bourne Finance Director Erica Flemming and Bourne Public Schools Superintendent Kerri Anne Quinlan-Zhou possibly serving as ex-officio members.

The commitment to serve on the committee is expected to be one to two months. Committee members will likely meet once a week at first, with an increase in meetings as interviews commence. Specifics of the committee’s responsibilities are expected to be posted online at the Town of Bourne website by the end of this week.

Anyone interested in serving on the screening committee is asked to fill out an application, available at the Town of Bourne website. All applications are to be returned to selectmen George G. Slade at gslade@townofbourne.com. The deadline to submit an application for the committee is no later than 4:30 PM on Wednesday, October 12.

The committee will assist in the selection of the person to replace former Bourne Town Administrator Anthony E. Schiavi. Mr. Schiavi served as town administrator for a little less than two years. He was hired in October 2019 and announced his resignation this June. His last day on the job was September 3.

The board of selectmen has since appointed former Westport town administrator Timothy J. King as interim town administrator. The selectmen recently announced that the board and Mr. King had agreed on a contract that pays him $3,017.25 a week.

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