Merrimack seeks new town councilor after resignation

The town of Merrimack is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Merrimack Town Council until the vote in April in order to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Jody Vaillancourt.

The Town Council is the governing board for the town of Merrimack. It is made up of seven members who are elected from the town at large for three-year staggered terms. All members take office after certification of their election and after being duly sworn in, and hold office until successors are duly elected and certified.

The town charter states that the council shall have all of the powers conferred upon and discharge all of the duties imposed upon town councils, town meetings, boards of mayor and aldermen, and selectmen of towns by law except the adoption of a town budget. The Town Council shall set policies for town government and shall bear full responsibility for the implementation of said policies through the hiring and supervision of the town manager.

As required by the charter, the council shall establish rules for its proceedings, including recording of votes, posting and amending of agendas, and such parliamentary and other meeting procedures not inconsistent with the charter. The council currently meets on the second and fourth Thursday evenings of every month and occasionally more often when necessary.

Qualifications include: a registered voter, must have been a resident domiciled in Merrimack for at least one year, knowledge of the community, ability to work well with others, and a willingness to devote time and effort to the duties of councilor. More information can be found in Article IV of the Merrimack Town Charter.

If you are interested in applying for the position, submit a letter of interest by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, including your qualifications, personal characteristics, length of residency, previous positions held and experience related to this position to: Town of Merrimack, Attn: Town Council Vacancy, 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.

Interviews will be held Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 8-9. For more information, call 424-2331.

Submitted by town of Merrimack