Town of Webster, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting 5-8-1988 ATM, Art. 98, as Sec. 70.0 of the General Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: The title of this chapter, formerly "Administrator, Town," was revised 5-13-2019 ATM by Art. 23
The Town Administrator shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen, and the duties of the office shall be as outlined in Article 4 of the Charter.
The Town Administrator shall have the following specific qualifications:
A. 
Have at least an earned bachelor's level degree from a recognized, accredited college or university.
B. 
Have served full time as an administrator officer (under any title) of a city or Town for not less than five years.
[Amended 5-13-2019 ATM by Art. 23]
A. 
A Screening Committee shall be established for the purpose of soliciting, receiving and evaluating applications for the position of Town Administrator.
B. 
The Screening Committee shall consist of nine persons who shall be chosen as follows:
(1) 
The Board of Selectmen and the School Committee shall each designate two persons.
(2) 
The Finance Committee shall designate two persons.
(3) 
The Town Moderator shall designate three persons.
C. 
Persons chosen by the said agencies may, but not necessarily be, be members of the agency by which they are designated. Appointment made by the Town Moderator shall be made last in time in order that in making appointments the Moderator may, in so far as it may be feasible to do so, appoint persons who will broaden the membership base of the committee to be most representative of the demographic and occupational base of the Town.
[Amended 5-13-2019 ATM by Art. 23]
Not more than 30 days following the date of such vacancy, or pending vacancy, becomes known, the several persons chosen as aforesaid shall meet to organize and to solicit by other means candidates for the office. The committee shall proceed notwithstanding the failure of any agency to designate its representatives.
[Amended 5-13-2019 ATM by Art. 23]
The Screening Committee shall review all applications that are received by it, screen all such applications by verifying work records and other credentials, and provide for interviews to be conducted with such number of candidates it deems to be necessary, desirable or expedient.
[Amended 5-13-2019 ATM by Art. 23]
A. 
Not more than 150 days following the date on which the committee meets to organize, the committee shall submit to the Board of Selectmen the names of not less than three nor more than five persons whom it believes to be the best suited to perform the duties of the Town Administrator.
B. 
Within 30 days following the date the list of nominees is submitted it, the Board of Selectmen shall choose one of the said nominees to serve as Town Administrator. In the event the Board of Selectmen shall fail to make an appointment within the said 30 days the Screening Committee shall, forthwith, appoint the Town Administrator.
C. 
Upon appointment of a Town Administrator the committee established hereunder shall be considered discharged.