New board members take oaths in Manchester

March 10, 1993|By Katherine Richards | Katherine Richards,Staff Writer

The Manchester Town Council meeting last night was a family affair.

Guglielmo Berardelli, 3, and his brother, Pasqualino, 4, came with their mother, Lina, and a grandfather, a grandmother, a great-aunt and a great-uncle to watch their father, artist Mario Berardelli, take the oath of office as a member of the Board of Supervisors of Elections.

Later, Mayor Earl A.J. "Tim" Warehime Jr. administered the same oath to his wife, Marianne, a substitute teacher and Carroll County cardiac rescue technician.

Greg Demski, a real estate agent, was sworn in as a member of the town Planning and Zoning Commission.

In regular business, the council voted to hire an additional part-time water and wastewater operator.

The position requires a high school diploma and two years of experience in water and wastewater plant operation. The town would prefer to hire someone with water and wastewater certification.

The salary was set at $8 an hour with no benefits.

Council member Geoffrey S. Black said he thought the compensation package was "maybe unrealistically low."

"I hope we can fill the position with a qualified person," he said.

Town Manager Terry Short said he had been told the town should be able to find a qualified person at that salary.

The council decided to allow Mr. Short some flexibility for negotiating a salary if necessary.

Mr. Short said that, when hired, the new employee would perform a variety of tasks for the water and sewer systems, including chlorinating the water at the town's pump houses.

Mr. Short said the person who formerly did this work now is doing laboratory work full time for the town.

During the winter, he said, the employees who operate the sewer spray fields took over some of the chores.

But the spray fields are starting up this month, and those workers will be busy with other tasks.

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