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Frenchville board approves town manager contract extension

FRENCHVILLE, Maine — Selectmen recently renewed the contract for Town Manager Ryan E. Pelletier through 2019, extending it by a year. Pelletier was hired in March 2015.

Selectmen voted unanimously, during an executive session, at their Sept. 5 meeting to extend Pelletier’s tenure.

“I would like to say thank you to the existing three Board of Selectmen members and the community in believing in me,” Pelletier said in an email to the St. John Valley Times.

Prior to the extension, Pelletier’s contract was set to expire next year. The town manager will continue to earn an annual salary of $51,000, with cost of living adjustments made each year.

Pelletier said there are still many improvements along with several beneficial projects for the community that he and selectmen are considering.

Pelletier recently attended a workshop on “free trade zones,” and a public information session on tax increment financing will be scheduled soon.

“I look forward to the positive direction we will be moving into and also will be 100 percent focused on the future,” Pelletier said.

Pelletier, who grew up in Madawaska, lives in Frenchville with his wife Becky Derosier-Pelletier and their three young children, Reece, Logan and Blake.

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