Monday, November 4, 2013

Breaking News: Clark Offered Town Administrator Job In Harwich

Ken O’Brien

 
Southbridge Town Manager Christopher Clark has been offered the position of Town Administrator in Harwich, MA.

The offer is pending contract negotiations.

The job has been vacant since James Merriam retired last June. Robert Lawton has been serving as interim town administrator.


Christopher Clark
Clark was one of three finalists for the post. Others included Sharon Lynn, town administrator in Provincetown, and Allan Chiocca, town administrator of Rockland.

Harwich is located on Cape Cod, in Barnstable County. The town is a popular vacation spot, located near the Cape Cod National Seashore.

16 comments:

  1. good riddens hope he takes some of the councillors with him,,,

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    1. Couldn't agree more. Make Harwich your town. Take Clements and Nichola with you.

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    2. I will third that. Can't wait for this buffoon to be GONE. Bye, don't let the door hit you....

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  2. Shouldn't you cite your sources? Don't want to be called a plagiarist!

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    1. Right you are. Confirmation comes from wickedlocal.com

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  3. Thats one thing Ken does his homework, So if its here you can rest assure it true.

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    1. Thanks, but that's no excuse for not crediting the source. I should note that I had other sources that led me to the article. It provided the confirmation that I needed however.

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  4. Hope they offer him a car there or he might not take the job oh and with gas!

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  5. When are we going to stop playing musical chairs with so-called “professionals” who do nothing more than use us as a stopover on the way to a “better job”? How long will we accept trying to hire someone who can salvage us from all the problems resulting from the shortcuts taken by their predecessors?
    Let’s get a mayor at 65% of the cost of one of these carpetbaggers – someone who actually lives here, cares about HIS/HER town, who has the authority to initiate actions and who has to take responsibility for them in an election.

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    1. Councilor Vandal proved the point tonight. He asked Clark why the landfill was going to be full sooner than promised. Clark said CDM who originally estimated its life was gone. Now we have Tighe and Bond. But don’t worry; we’ll be getting a presentation all about this (as he has one foot out the door no doubt).

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    2. I don't know if electing a mayor is the solution but we need someone with real ties to the community in the manager's job. We also need someone with proven economic development skills rather than someone who needs a paycheck while they wait for a higher paying gig. Good luck to Chris in his new job but I wont be sorry to see him go.

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    3. Rich, welcome back.
      I think if you consider the political aspects of the kind of coalition building that a popularly elected mayor has to engage in versus a TM who only has to satisfy a majority of nine behind the scenes then there is a far greater potential for a publicly enunciated and popularly supported agenda by such a person of gaining and mobilizing involvement by the electorate.

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  6. did he take the job, or just get offered? when do we find out his decision?

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    1. As of now just offered. Finalization is pending negotiation.

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    2. As soon as his wife is finished packing!

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    3. Yes. He has confirmed his acceptance of the position to the T&G. http://www.telegram.com/article/20131106/NEWS/311069616/1160#.UnrezA7cyOw.twitter

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