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Council will look at city manager applicants’ resumes

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The Watertown City Council was given a homework assignment for this weekend: review the resumes that have come from applicants for the city manager position.

Interim City Manager John C. Krol wants council members to be prepared to discuss the resumes Monday night.

Mayor Jeffrey E. Graham expects that Mr. Krol “will put together some kind of matrix” for the meeting, comparing the applicants’ experience, backgrounds and education.

The council has not suggested a salary range for the position, including in job advertisements only that former City Manager Mary M. Corriveau was paid an annual salary of $102,802.

“That will be addressed a little further along,” Mr. Graham said.

The discussion, which will be held behind closed doors, will be the first step in whittling the list of candidates down and choosing which ones should be interviewed.

The mayor said the search will be similar to when council members appointed a new city clerk last year.

The successful candidate will replace Mrs. Corriveau, who left the position Tuesday after nine years, and after nearly 27 years with the city.

On Monday night, council members agreed unanimously to pay Mr. Krol $600 per day to handle the interim city manager responsibilities. He will work two or three days a week until the position is filled.

Mr. Krol also is overseeing the job recruitment as a consultant, being paid $10,000 for those services.

The council meeting starts at 7 p.m. Monday in the third-floor council chambers in City Hall, 245 Washington St.

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