Selectman Steps Down, Applies for Town Administrator Position

Deadline for applications is March 7.

Sharon Selectman Richard Powell has applied for the Town Administrator position. Patch File Photo
Sharon Selectman Richard Powell has applied for the Town Administrator position. Patch File Photo

Selectman Richard Powell resigned last week to apply for Sharon’s Town Administrator position, the Boston Globe is reporting.

The Sharon Town Administrator position became vacant in February when Benjamin Purtiz retired after 33 years. Puritz announced his decision to retire last September.

Sharon selectmen are expected to accept Powell’s resignation at the board’s Tuesday night meeting. The second item on the agenda addresses Powell’s resignation which would open the position to be placed on the Annual Town Election ballot.

Powell told the Globe he applied because he wants to be able to “engage with the town full time.”

The deadline for applications for the Town Administrator position is March 7.
John March 03, 2014 at 09:22 AM
Okay, yeah! I want to engage full time and..... it pays twice as much as I am currently making. NO NO NO NO NO on this. Mr. Powell may know Sharon and Sharon government but he does not and could not know best practices in local government management. He also has no full-time experience in local government. And he has no fresh ideas that would come from having worked in multiple places in local government. The Banana Republic of Sharon just gets worse. And by the way, that new Police and Fire station that is being rammed down our throat should make us the highest taxed town in the State. That is spectacular, and to think in short order we will have to fully fund our pension liability. Before we even get there let me start the mantra... SAY NO TO ANY OVERRIDE.


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