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BDN: New City Manager For Eastport - Apr. 11, 2013

STORY FROM THE BANGOR DAILY NEWS

EASTPORT, Maine -- Larry Post, 60, a former administrator of Somerset County, will begin his new position as city manager in Eastport next week.

The Eastport City Council met in executive session Wednesday night to make the hiring decision, according to Mary Repole, who chairs the five-member city council. Post was among 25 candidates seeking to succeed City Manager Jon Southern, 40, who, citing "burnout," opted not to have his contract renewed when it expires at the end of this month.

Post will receive an annual salary of $60,000. Southern is currently earning $55,000 and has been Eastport's city manager since April 2010. Southern said he plans to work closely with Post over the next few weeks, and perhaps beyond his contract expiration date, to bring Post up to speed on pending projects, including an ongoing audit and city budget deliberations.

Post said Thursday he's looking forward to the challenges that this seaside Washington County community of 1,331 presents. Before a two-year stint as Somerset County administrator, Post was the town manager of Hartland for two years, having previously been the town manager of St. Albans for 30 years.

Repole said Thursday she agrees that Post is a "good fit."

STORY FROM THE BANGOR DAILY NEWS