TOPSHAM — The town will advertise for a new planning director after completion of the six-month probationary period of Town Manager Rich Roedner.
Since then, the planner’s post has been filled in an acting capacity by Rod Melanson, Topsham’s natural resource manager/assistant planner.
Roedner’s probationary period concludes Sept. 10, and “until that’s up, we’re not going to pursue filling the planning position,” he said.
Because the position is covered by a union contract, the first step will be to advertise in-house. If no one is found, the search will be expanded, Roedner said.