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Greenville still looking for a new selectman

  • Greenville Town Hall in downtown Greenville, where the board of selectmen meets on Wednesdays. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Brandon Latham—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

  • The Mascenic Regional School Board met on Monday, March 20, 2017. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript)



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

It has been 64 days since Greenville Selectman Steve Spratt submitted his letter of resignation, leaving one third of the board vacated.

In that time, Town Administrator Tara Sousa says, not one person has stepped forward as a potential candidate.

“We have not received any letters of interest,” she said on the phone Tuesday.

Spratt resigned on March 15, the day after elections were supposed to be held and the day before elections were actually held, saying he could serve the town in other ways.

Ironically, he became a selectman to fill a void left by departing selectman Tony Ste Marie, who moved out of town. His seat was not filled for about eight months, again due to lack of interest, before Spratt’s election on March 8, 2016.

The board of selectmen has enough members to form a quorum and continue its duties with two members, Carla Mary and Doug Reardon.

Sousa said the opening has been officially posted and there is a bulletin on all pages of the town website. The selectmen will be discussing what else they can try to stir up interest.

“At this point we have not tried anything additional,” Sousa said.

She became town administrator on March 22, upon the departure of Kelley Collins, leaving her previous position of bookkeeper and administrative assistant open. The town has hired her replacement, Kelly Fitzwater.

Spratt continues to serve as a member of the Mascenic Regional School Board, on which he has been seated as vice chair.

 

Brandon Latham can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 228 or blatham@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @blathamMLT.