The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 1, 2006


Applicants respond to ad for Carlisle Housing Coordinator

The new position of Housing Coordinator/Assistant to the Town Administrator has been advertised, and six applications have been recieved. A group composed of Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie, Selectman John Williams, Jim Bohn of the Housing Authority and Steve Hinton from the Zoning Board of Appeals will review the applications and interview candidates.

It has taken a few months to work out the job description for the new job, which was approved by voters at Town Meeting in May. When contacted recently, McKenzie thought the Personnel Board would finalize the title and description of the new permanent staff position in time for discussion by the Board of Selectmen at their September 12 meeting. She thought the process had taken a little longer than usual because the job is unusual in having to report to more than one supervisory group. Also, she said that the schedule of town board meetings has slowed during the summer months as people take vacations.

McKenzie said the new employee will help the Housing Authority with affordable housing, the Zoning Board of Appeals with 40B issues, and will also assist McKenzie with procurement. Potential tasks include applying for grants, administering accessory apartment agreements, suggesting new affordable housing ideas, and working with any future developer who builds affordable housing on town land, such as the Benfield property off South Street. Town Meeting authorized up to $50,000 for the new position.

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