Kingston: Selectmen interview town administrator candidates

The Town of Kingston began its search for a new town administrator confidentially. Recruitment firm Municipal Resources Inc. attracted 53 candidates, scored resumes to reduce that number to 16, conducted telephone interviews to eliminate another five then conducted panel interviews to yield three finalists. Selectmen interviewed them Tuesday night.

Richard Lutrell is town administrator in the town of Somerset. Michael Byrne has 35 years as a state government manager. Robert Fennesy is an attorney, selectman and former town administrator.

Each candidate will meet with department heads and return for final interviews June 18th.

Selectmen also met jointly with the Board of Health t to continue finding a way to satisfy the town’s contractual agreement with its wind turbine provider and complaints from neighbors about noise and flicker.

Selectmen approved the health board’s request to seek consultants to help interpret results of sound and flicker studies. They put off a request for the board to hire independent legal counsel until, and if, the two come into conflict.

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