New planning and zoning positions open in Charlotte

Following the recent resignation of Charlotte Planning and Zoning Administrative Assistant Britney Tenney, the town Selectboard discussed what course to take as it looks at positions in the office.

Tenney’s last day on the job was Dec. 31. She is leaving to pursue a law career.

Led by Charlotte Town Manager Dean Bloch and Zoning Administrator Jeannine McCrumb, the board heard a rundown on the Planning and Zoning Department’s responsibilities and requirements.

McCrumb, who has worked at the town for just over two years, said she dedicates a significant amount of time working on zoning matters and is carrying a substantial workload.

To readjust that workload, the Selectboard hammered out draft job descriptions for a 20-hour-a-week Administrative Assistant position with salary requirements, and for a 30-hour-a-week Zoning Administrator, Town Planner/Planning Commission/Zoning Board of Adjustment Clerk.

Board members set a course to advertise for the Administrative Assistant position while gauging a new 30-hour-a-week Town Planner post. The board said the administrative position is a permanent one with an hourly wage.