The city of Unity has employed a former worker from a neighboring city to run its city workplace.
Loni-Ann Spaulding, the previous city clerk in Knox, began work as Unity’s new administrative assistant roughly two weeks in the past, in line with Tony Avlia, one of many city’s three elected selectmen.
Anne Goodblood — Unity’s deputy city clerk, deputy treasurer and deputy tax collector — stays in the identical function she had beneath Spaulding’s predecessor, Kari Hunt, who left her place in late July to take a job in Waldo County’s finance workplace. The city workplace was closed for many of August, however Goodblood got here into the city workplace as soon as every week to course of paperwork whereas selectmen had been seeking to rent a brand new clerk, Avila mentioned.
Avila mentioned Tuesday that it has been a “fairly clean” transition between the successive administrative assistants. Spaulding additionally serves as Unity’s city clerk, treasurer, tax collector and registrar of voters.
“She hopped proper within the driver’s seat,” he mentioned.
Spaulding was on the selectmen’s hour-long assembly Tuesday evening, which drew 9 native residents who talked to the board about pretty mundane enterprise equivalent to shopping for new flag holders for native veterans’ graves, and whether or not to restore or substitute an indication at an area boat touchdown that had been vandalized with profanity.
Hunt’s departure created a slight delay within the city making ready and sending out its tax payments to property house owners, selectmen mentioned. Spaulding instructed residents on the assembly that the billing information had been despatched to a business printer and that residents needs to be getting their payments quickly.
“The large factor was getting Loni in there, getting her arrange and getting the tax payments out,” Selectman Dan McCormick instructed residents.