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Webb in final negotiations

KILLINGTON-Interim Killington Town Manager Seth Webb is one step closer to making the job permanent.

Killington's board of selectmen held a special meeting on Monday, March 5 to discuss the final contract negotiations in executive session.

Selectman Jim Haff moved to make a change in the agenda, because the agenda item seemed confusing.

"I thought we were working with (attorney) Mark Sperry," Haff said. "Saying 'appointment' makes it sound like we already have a contract."

Some of the 20 people present wanted to discuss Webb's proposed appointment, but chairman Chris Bianchi cut them off.

"This is a special meeting," he said. "We don't have to have citizen comments at a special meeting. One of the jobs the state has us do is to hire a town manager. After the contract is finalized, it goes to Seth. We may make the appointment at the next regular meeting" on March 13.

Nonetheless, the board allowed a few questions from the floor.

"Wasn't it agreed to appoint Seth after a performance evaluation?" asked resident Vito Resenas.

"Even if we did, there wouldn't be a public record," Bianchi replied. "It would go into his personnel file."

Webb has been the presumptive candidate all along.

"The idea of a search was abandoned," Bianchi said.

Bianchi said residents have a week to speak privately with board members before the appointment is made official.

Webb has been interim Killington town manager for the past four months.

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