Hingham: Town may transition to a Town Manager

For the past six months, the government study subcommittee has researched alternative positions to a Town Administrator including an Executive Secretary or Manager. Thursday morning the committee met and discussed whether or not Hingham was at a “manager level”.

Member Irma Lauter believes the town may not be ready for a transition away from the title of Administrator, but a change in the future is necessary in order for Hingham to remain a well-managed town, “We can’t always be as lucky as we are now with the three selectmen we have; whether it’s today, five years from now, ten years from now; because we have to except change.”

The subcommittee stated that the current definition of the Town Administrator’s authority and responsibilities is too broad and it must be refined before moving forward.

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