TREMONT — Former Town Manager Millard Billings is back in the town office as a part-time tax assessor, code enforcement officer and plumbing inspector.
Billings has agreed to come in on Monday afternoons to perform these functions temporarily while town officials decide how to fill the positions that, until recently, were the job of longtime town employee Debbi Nickerson. Nickerson’s last day working for the town was on Friday. She resigned to move to Maryland and be closer to family.
Selectmen voted 4-0 Monday to hire Billings on a part-time basis. Billings, who works as supervisor of Hancock County’s unorganized territories, is not looking to work full-time in Tremont, Town Manager Dana Reed told selectmen.
Town officials are considering whether to hire a full-time employee to do the jobs or contract out for the services. Reed said he hopes to bring a proposal before the board for code enforcement at their Sept. 6 meeting. Reed also is to get proposals from firms for contracted tax assessing. It could be several months before all proposals are received, he said.
In other business, selectmen were thinking winter. In a 4-0 vote, the board authorized Reed to negotiate with John Goodwin Jr. Construction for sand destined for treating winter roads.