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4 TUESDAY, AUGUST 13- THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013 NI~WS Cape Gazette Finalists to be determined by November By Ryan Mavity seven to 10 years of local gov- ernment experience and five years of supervisory experience Rehoboth Beach officials are with a salary range of $90,000 to starting on a road the city has not $110,000. The salary range drew gone down in 30 years, the liveliest discussion from the With longtime City Manager commissioners; Ferrese's current Greg Ferrese retiring in Decem- s ary is $95,000. bet, the commissioners have At an Aug. 5 special meeting, hired consultant Catherine Tuck Parrish said, "This is the most Parrish, of executive search firm important decision you all will Novak Consulting Group, to draft probably make. Your city man- a recruiting brochure to attract ager has left a huge legacy for candidates. The brochure will someone to follow."" also give potential candidates In addition to a brochure, Par- a description of what the job rish said the position would will entail. The commissioners be advertised in State, local and agreed on the terms of the job national publications the week description: master's degree in after Labor Day. Parrish's sched- public administration preferred, ule targets Friday, Oct. 4, as the Spaghetti dinner set church. Free parking. Dinner includes Aug. 17 at St. Ann's salad, spaghetti & meatballs, The Parish of St. Ann and the garlic bread, dessert and coffee Knights of Columbus Star of the or tea. Sea Council 7297 of St. Edmond Wine, beer and soda are avail- Church will host a family spa- able for purchase. Cost is $13 for ghetti & meatball dinner with adults and $6 for children; call two seatings, 5 to 6:30 p.m. and George Meringolo, 302-541-4599, 6 to 8:30 p.m Saturday, Aug. 17, or Joe Polinski, 302-858-7056, or in St. Ann's Delaney Hall, 691 pick up tickets at St. Ann's parish Garfield Parkway (Route 26) office from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 in Bethany Beach, behind the to 4:30 p.m Monday-Friday. deadline for candidates to apply. From there, Novak, based in Rockville, Md will narrow the list of candidates and recom- mend a group of semifinalists. Finalists will then be selected and cut down to three in early November. Parrish said the top three can- didates will be interviewed in Rehoboth over a weekend to en- able the finalists to spend time in town and interact with staff, pos- sibly in an informal social setting. Ultimately, she said, the com- missioners will decide how and when an offer is extended and what the terms of the offer will be. Parrish and Mayor Sam Coo- per both agreed the schedule is tight. Parrish said the schedule was constructed around com- missioners' meetings, in case anything needed to be voted on. Parrish acknowledged that a successor may not be in place by Thursday, Dec. 5, when Ferrese plans to retire. Even if an offer is extended in early November, she said, the candidate, may have to give 30 to 60 days notice to their previous employer. Ferrese has indicated he would stay on tem- porarily until a successor is ready to take the reins. The salary range was one of the welcomes E Now taking new patients. Call for appointment. 26744 John Williams Hwy. Suite 3 BEACON FAMILY PRACTICE Millsboro, DE RYAN MAVITY PHOYO MAYOR SAM COOPER, left, and Commissioner Stan Mills, right talk with consultant Catherine Tuck Parrish about filling the soon-to-be-empty city manager's seat that Greg Ferrese plans to leave in December. most debated topics, with corn- bumped up to encourage good missioners considering whether candidates. However, Cooper to increase the maximum sal- and Commissioner Stan Mills ary to $120,000. Commissioners agreed with Parrish's recommen- Mark Hunker and Bill Sargent Continued on page 5 believed the range should be (in progress) JOSEPHII'IE LTD aT Home ORIENTAL, TRIBAL & CONTEMPORARY RUGS HOME FURNISHINGS FINE ART We are in Downtown Lewes, next to the drawbridge, and we have our own FREE PARKING in front. Mon. - Sat. 10-5 Sun. 12i30 - 3:30 (or by appointment) 102 Savannah Rd Lewes 302-645-9047