The search for a new manager for town of Readfield has been reopened and will continue until a candidate is selected.

The Readfield Select Board had received six applications previously, but on July 20, the board chose to reopen the search, according to interim Town Manager Teresa Shaw.

She said Thursday that two candidates the board had wanted to interview were in the process of accepting other jobs.

She also said she received an envelope containing a new application on Thursday. Shaw, the town’s finance officer, has said she is not seeking the town manager’s job.

The advertisement for the job notes that the town of 2,555 people has seven full-time employees and a $2.1 million municipal budget. It also said the post could be full-time or part-time, and that residency in town is desirable.

Applicants were required to have a minimum of five years’ experience in municipal or private business management.

Former Town Manager Stefan Pakulski left that post in early February, a result of a series of negotiations with the board that led to his proffered resignation.

Pakulski had been town manager since November 2003, but his tenure had been rocky of late.

For instance, in January 2014, Select Board members renewed Pakulski’s contract by a 3-1 vote despite the receipt of an “opinion survey” with signatures of 153 people who didn’t want the contract approved. That contract was due to expire July 30, 2015.


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