Extension of interim manager's term on Berlin council agenda

Published on Sunday, 22 October 2017 22:00
Written by Charles Paullin

Staff Writer

BERLIN - The Town Council on Tuesday will be voting to extend the term of Jack Healy as interim town manager.

Healy was appointed on May 2 for no more than 180 days. That term will expire on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Mayor Mark Kaczysnki recently told The Herald that the town manager search committee has found viable candidates to fill the position permanently, after opening the search a second time over the summer, but with three councilors leaving after the Nov. 7 municipal election, the committee is waiting until afterward before making any decision on the position.

Healy was appointed temporary town manager for a term not to exceed 90 days after the council accepted a separation agreement between former Town Manager Denise McNair and the town. Kazcysnki said the move was intended to bring change to the town.

McNair held the position for eight years.

McNair received over $65,000 across six months as severance pay, part of an agreement made when she took the position, Kaczysnki said, along with health insurance benefits.

Healy, a resident of Litchfield, has applied for the permanent position, which requires the person filling it to be a resident of Berlin.

The council will also discuss repairing Kensington Dam, which Healy favors, even though it would cost about $100,000 more to do so than remove it entirely, partly because of its place in town history.

The council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Town Council Chambers of Town Hall, 240 Kensington Road.

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or cpaullin@centralctcommunications.com.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General News on Sunday, 22 October 2017 22:00. Updated: Sunday, 22 October 2017 22:02.