LINCOLNVILLE — David Roundy Jr. has been hired as public facilities director, a new position that will oversee the town’s highways and bridges, parks and harbor at Lincolnville Beach.

Roundy’s salary is $60,522, and he begins the job Jan. 10. He previously worked as project manager for Wellman Paving Inc. in Winterport.

The facilities director position was discussed by the Select Board throughout 2021, and was included in the current municipal budget.

The position is responsible for budgets and overseeing highways and bridges, the harbor, grounds of public facilities, town athletic facilities and public beaches and parks. Some of this work will be done in consultation with other town department heads, staff and committees.

Moody will perform the duties and responsibilities of deputy harbormaster, enforcing state law and the local harbor ordinance. He will also supervise public parking.

Bernard Young is continuing as road commissioner for an interim period during the transition, according to Town Administrator David Kinney.

Creating the new position was first discussed after the town accepted a new park on Penobscot Bay in July 2020 as part of a land swap with Coastal Mountains Land Trust. In planning to add the park, the Select Board decided the town’s public parks and grounds required more attention than the current volunteer system can handle.

The town has not yet opened the new park and is still in the process of removing overgrown vegetation and taking care of needed tree work, according to Kinney.

Another factor in creating the new position was the need to fill the deputy harbormaster position. In October 2020, the Board of Selectmen appointed Kinney harbormaster, after not reappointing longtime Harbormaster Mike Hutchings.

 

filed under: