In Vermont, the town of Hartford has welcomed its new town manager. 51-year old Leo Pullar, a former Army colonel, conducted his first business meeting Monday as part of a three-year contract that promises him $130,000 a year.
His hiring and appointment to the position fills the spot left by former town manager Hunter Reiseberg who abruptly resigned in August of last year. Fire Chief Steve Locke filled the gap for a spell before he moved to Burlington Vermont, causing the Selectboard to hire Pat MacQueen as the new interim manager.
The Valley News reports that Monday’s meeting was upbeat and Pullar promised complete transparency and nothing being held secret. He noted that he retired from his job as the deputy director of the Installation Services Directorate at the Pentagon on Friday, hoping to take his military administrative experience to a local level, allowing Hartford to meets its goals over the next three years.
This week, he will be meeting with other town officials and community groups.