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November 20, 2012

Assessor resigns, citing political climate


According to the posting, the chief assessor works under the direction of the finance director and the three-member elected Board of Assessors. Responsibilities included the administrative, technical and supervisory work related to the valuation of all property within the town. The chief assessor also provides related financial information, analysis and consultation to the finance director and to other town departments and is in charge of management of the Assessor’s Office.

Candidates should have “skills equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, or finance, and 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience, several of which were in a supervisory role.” He or she must also be state-certified and be a Massachusetts accredited assessor.

The salary range is $75,000 to $86,681. Applications must be submitted to Sproul by Dec. 31.

Also on the selectmen’s agenda for tonight is a meeting with police Chief Lisa Holmes and fire Chief Scott Berkenbush; renewal of liquor licenses for West Newbury Food Mart and The West Newbury Pizza Company; a request to use the Town Annex for a retirement party; applications for street openings at 7 Whetstone St., 14 Hilltop Circle and 243 Main St.; the Comcast cable television license agreement; and the Page Elementary School lease agreement.

Listed under correspondence on the agenda are a memo from Massachusetts Telecommunications and Cable regarding the expiration of the Verizon cable license in October 2016; and an email about bow hunting from Jamus Driscoll.

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