RUTLAND TOWN—The Rutland Town Select Board has voted 4-1 to hire William Sweet to fill the vacant position of administrative assistant to the board. The sole dissenting vote came from board member Chris Kiefer-Cioffi.
Mr. Bill Sweet is a lifelong Rutland Town resident who has served 24 years on the Rutland Fire Department. Sweet has held leadership positions within the department including the ranks of lieutenant and captain. Sweet currently oversees the fire prevention program which is taught in October each year at the Rutland Town School.
His ability and talents to lead a department and group of people make him uniquely qualified to work directly with the Rutland Town Select Board, managing the day-to-day operations of this office. The board was impressed by his multi-tasking abilities, his strong technology background and his commitment to public service.
During the interview process, Sweet expressed his desire to upgrade the town website, network and social media platforms. Sweet wants to work with department heads and other officials to help secure grant funding for the taxpayers and residents of Rutland Town.
Sweet’s start date with the Town of Rutland is Tuesday, Jan. 30. This position will start with an annual salary of $50,000 and benefits package offered to all full-time town employees.
Interim administrative assistant Patty Carbine will stay on with the town for the next 45-60 days to help with the transition.