IPSWICH — New town manager Stephen Crane has taken up his new duties, giving his first report to the town’s Select Board last Monday.
“It’s been a busy, but fun first five days,” Crane told the board that hired him out of three candidates to manage the town’s government.
Crane, who lives in of Westford, was Wayland’s interim town manager. He succeeded Tony Marino.
He thanked interim manager Mary Gallivan and Leah Niska, executive administrative assistant, for their work between Tony Marino’s departure in May and his arrival.
The town’s Select Board is one member short and will need to hold a special election to replace Tammy Jones, who left the board.
The town must hold the election at least 64 days after they make their decision. And the election cannot be within 100 days of the next scheduled election, which is May 16.