Requirements for the town manager job include a college degree, three to five years in public administration, a demonstrated record in management, as well as personnel, financial and communication skills, plus a working knowledge of New Hampshire municipal law and experience in union negotiations.
At their meeting on June 4, Khan moved to bring town counsel into the meeting when three candidates were culled from the rest of those interviewed. However, Smith and Hess didn’t approve the motion. Khan said he wanted town counsel at the meeting to ensure the board proceeded with delicate personnel issues in the proper way.
More than a year ago, selectmen abruptly suspended former manager Barry Brenner for undisclosed reasons. The job has been filled since early June, 2012 by interim Town Manager Joe Titone.