Block Island Times

Town Council appoints interim harbormaster

Town Manager Jim Kern has recommended the Town Council “appoint Kate McConville as the interim Harbomaster, starting Feb. 16.” Kern made his recommendation at the council meeting on Monday, Feb. 3.
The next step in the process, explained Kern, would be to hire a permanent harbormaster. The process of hiring the permanant person would involve posting the position for five days, followed up by candidate interviews with Kern.
With little discussion, the council unanimously approved the appointment. After the vote, there was some applause from audience members. Steve Land recently resigned from the position and will leave the post on Feb. 14.
McConville told The Times after the meeting that she was “excited for the opportunity to manage and run a department I truly have passion for. I appreciate all the support the community is giving me during this transition time.”
Second Warden André Boudreau made a motion to appoint Doug Michel as the Town Moderator. The Town Moderator presides over the Financial Town Meeting in May.
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