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Claremont Extends Offer to City Manager Search Firm

The search for Claremont’s new city manager to replace outgoing longtime manager Guy Santagate is progressing further. The Eagle Times says that the City Council voted 5-1 during a special meeting on Wednesday to reach out to Municipal Resources Incorporated (MRI) to help the council in finding a replacement city manager who would take office in 2017.

A subcommittee, consisting of councilors Scott Pope and Carolyn Towle as well as Assistant Mayor Victor Bergeron had recommended MRI, which is based out of Meredith, NH.

They chose MRI, which specializes in government consulting, over four other firms because of their extended reach and familiarity with the New England area.

City Manager Guy Santagate, who is the longest serving city manager in the city’s history, having served 15 years, announced his retirement in December last year, which will take place at the end of this year.

The City Council has been anticipating this inevitable announcement and has been looking into filling his spot since 2013. MRI’s services will cost the city more than $15,000.

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