Interim planner

BAR HARBOR — Code Enforcement Officer Angela Chamberlain was appointed interim planning director by the Town Council Tuesday. Robert Osborne retired last week after two and a half years in the position.

Town Manager Cornell Knight said that he is planning to advertise the full-time position “shortly.” He added that the position Chamberlain would serve in is temporary.

Councilor Gary Friedmann believed the advertisement should be held while the town searches for different options.

“I don’t really think that we’ve had really great results from our planners here,” Friedmann said. “I like the idea of a contract planner.”

Knight said the advertisement does not require the town to hire someone, and a decision could still be made to go another direction.

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