Manchester hires town clerk-treasurer
Manchester has hired Kelly A. Jones to serve as town clerk-treasurer beginning June 1, Town Manager Terry L. Short said yesterday.
"I'm excited to get started in the new job," Ms. Jones said yesterday. "I'm looking forward to getting involved not only with the town, but with the county."
Ms. Jones, 25, who lives in Hampstead, now works for the Maryland Environmental Service, a quasi-public agency that helps industry and local government manage waste.
She said her work there has included processing recycling grants for counties and municipalities, including Manchester.
Ms. Jones graduated in 1990 from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in economics and psychology. She said she plans to take the certified public accountant exam next spring.
Manchester has been without a clerk-treasurer since April. Paul Kolar, who left the position, has been helping in the office part-time, Mr. Short said.
The town received about 41 applications for the post, he said.
Ms. Jones' salary will be $24,000 a year, Mr. Short said.
* Lineboro: Engines from Manchester, Lineboro and Hampstead were dispatched for a house fire on Rupp Road at 11:03 p.m. Monday. Units were out for 21 minutes.