Harbormaster search launched

TREMONT — Selectmen on Monday modified the job description for harbormaster, a step they decided to take before advertising to fill the vacant position.

Greg Dow, who became harbormaster in June 2013, abruptly resigned at the end of March, reportedly to take a job with a marine contractor.

The issues town officials had with the current job description centered on making the harbormaster’s schedule flexible enough to meet the needs of the town. Depending on the time of year, the harbormaster might be asked to work some nights and weekends, and in the winter, help the public works crew with snowplowing.

Acting chairman Stewart Murphy said he has no problem with a flexible schedule as long as Town Manager Dana Reed manages the harbormaster’s time. That aim was incorporated into the changes.

The amended job description would require the harbormaster to work 40 hours per week. Days and hours will be set by the town manager and may be altered by him. Winter schedules will require working nights and weekends.

Until the position is filled, the public works crew is overseeing the operation of the town’s waterfront.

Selectmen also made short work of the annual business regarding the alewive fishery at Seal Cove Brook. As they have in recent years, the board voted to close the area to recreational fishing for alewives and not lease out the rights to the fishery.

In other business, selectmen voted to approve the warrant for the May 11-12 annual town meeting. In an earlier vote, the board approved putting a revised wharf and facilities ordinance on the warrant for voter consideration.


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