The selectmen are planning to continue their series of public meetings next week to gather input from the public concerning a “job description” for the town manager’s position.
The next public meeting is scheduled for next Saturday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m., in the town hall auditorium.
All residents are invited to attend and participate.
Chairman Scott Crabtree said the selectmen are committed to obtaining a wide range of input as they prepare to begin the search process for a new town manager.
Andrew Bisignani left the post recently after nine years in Saugus town hall to become the town administrator in Nahant.
“It’s all about having an open dialogue,” said Crabtree.
One issue is sure to rear its head – requiring residency in Saugus for the next town manager. Bisignani lived in Nahant and that rubbed certain quarters in the community the wrong way over the years.
Many residents favor a residency requirement, but there are also those who say they don’t want to limit the pool of candidates for the job by requiring a potential appointee to make a commitment to move into the town if given the position.
Crabtree said the job will not be advertised until a full job description is decided upon.