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Springdale to replace LeDrew

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Although the Town of Springdale is advertising for a new, combined position of administrator and manager, the mayor says Rick LeDrew isn’t going anywhere yet.

The recent ad in The Nor’wester for the position indicated a closing date of Sept. 4, but Mayor Harvey Tizzard said LeDrew, the current chief administrating officer, entered into an agreement with the town to remain in his current position until the end of the year.
Tizzard said it is too early to say if there are any suitable candidates who have applied. The town hopes to have a candidate by October, he said.
LeDrew, a former school administrator last based at Indian River Academy, took over the helm at the Town of Springdale shortly after he retired more than six years ago.
 “Immediately after the budget has been ratified,” said LeDrew, as to when he would leave the position.
LeDrew has overseen the town’s financial statements during a challenging period of big projects, including a water and sewer overhaul, the groundwork surrounding the development of a marina and enhancements of the George Huxter Memorial Park.
The mayor said a committee has been set up to oversee the replacement process, and LeDrew will be directly involved as applications are to be addressed to his attention.
The position includes responsibilities for the planning, organization, coordination, control and direction of the town’s affairs in accordance with policies and guidelines determined by council under the provisions of Municipalities Act.
An economic development background liaising with businesses, organizations, municipalities, agencies, governments on provincial and national levels, are also mentioned in the detailed job description on the town’s website.
In addition to university education, the successful applicant must have at least three years in a senior leadership position in the private or public sector.
“The incumbent is the direct contact of the town for the vast majority of its citizens, and the Town’s image is significantly affected by that contact.”
The last summer session of council was held Aug. 17 and since councillors are still on summer schedule, the next meeting will be held Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

The recent ad in The Nor’wester for the position indicated a closing date of Sept. 4, but Mayor Harvey Tizzard said LeDrew, the current chief administrating officer, entered into an agreement with the town to remain in his current position until the end of the year.
Tizzard said it is too early to say if there are any suitable candidates who have applied. The town hopes to have a candidate by October, he said.
LeDrew, a former school administrator last based at Indian River Academy, took over the helm at the Town of Springdale shortly after he retired more than six years ago.
 “Immediately after the budget has been ratified,” said LeDrew, as to when he would leave the position.
LeDrew has overseen the town’s financial statements during a challenging period of big projects, including a water and sewer overhaul, the groundwork surrounding the development of a marina and enhancements of the George Huxter Memorial Park.
The mayor said a committee has been set up to oversee the replacement process, and LeDrew will be directly involved as applications are to be addressed to his attention.
The position includes responsibilities for the planning, organization, coordination, control and direction of the town’s affairs in accordance with policies and guidelines determined by council under the provisions of Municipalities Act.
An economic development background liaising with businesses, organizations, municipalities, agencies, governments on provincial and national levels, are also mentioned in the detailed job description on the town’s website.
In addition to university education, the successful applicant must have at least three years in a senior leadership position in the private or public sector.
“The incumbent is the direct contact of the town for the vast majority of its citizens, and the Town’s image is significantly affected by that contact.”
The last summer session of council was held Aug. 17 and since councillors are still on summer schedule, the next meeting will be held Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

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