Workshop Wednesday

Thomaston sets special election for Aug. 27

By Beth A. Birmingham | Jun 25, 2019
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham The Thomaston Board of Selectmen applaud Town Office staff, including Town Clerk Kara George, left, June 24 for their dedication and diligence during this time of transition. Members, from left, include Sandra Moore, Lee-Ann Upham, Bill Hahn and Chairman Peter Lammert.

Thomaston — At its June 24 meeting, the Thomaston Board of Selectmen approved a notice of shortened nomination process and set a special secret ballot election for Tuesday, Aug. 27, to fill a vacant seat on the board.

The board first accepted, with regret, the resignations of Betty Watts from the Budget Committee and Personnel Committee; Beverly St. Clair from the Board of Selectmen; and Scott Johnson from the Board of Assessors and Personnel Committee.

Johnson's assessor position was voted on at the meeting, with longtime assessor Joan Linscott being reappointed. Resident Ron Gamage had submitted an application for the position, as an unforeseen circumstance had prevented Linscott from doing so, but after input from Chairman Fred Wigglesworth, Linscott was appointed.

As selectmen are elected, a special election must be held to fill the position vacated by St. Clair. Nomination papers for the seat will be available July 1 and must be received by the Town Office by 2 p.m. Friday, July 19.

Town manager workshop

As for the search for a new town manager, a special workshop will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, June 26, at 6 p.m. at the Lura Libby facility. Consultant Don Gerrish of Eaton Peabody Consulting Group LLC, will give a presentation and discuss a proposal to assist the town in hiring its new town manager.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at

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