Interim town manager applies for permanent position in Berlin

Interim town manager applies for permanent position in Berlin


BERLIN — Interim Town Manager Jack Healy applied for the permanent town manager position after the job was recently re-posted on the town website.

“I did send in an application,” Healy said Thursday.

Healy took the temporary, and later interim, position after the council approved a separation agreement in January with former Town Manager Denise McNair. Healy is receiving a monthly stipend in addition to his annual salary of $114,520.

Healy currently resides in Litchfield. According to the Town Charter, there is a Berlin residency requirement for the town manager.

The search committee, consisting of the council and human resources director, interviewed three candidates from the first round of applications.

“We’re looking for the whole package,” Mayor Mark Kaczynski said of the next town manager. “All of us have to feel comfortable.”

When asked whether Healy could be the permanent town manager, Kaczynski said “anything is possible.”

“I think it’s unfortunate that this process has taken as long as it has,” said Town Councilor Rachel Rochette.

The deadline to apply for the job is Friday.

Kaczynski said if a candidate is not identified in the next round of applications, the search committee could potentially look to hire a search firm. Search firms have already applied for consideration.

Under the terms of the separation agreement, the town paid McNair $65,686, six months of her annual salary. McNair was also paid for unused vacation time.
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