BELFAST — City Manager Erin Herbig informed councilors at their Dec. 21 meeting of a vacant Regional School Unit 71 Board of Directors position previously held by Josh Solebello. When Belfast directors resign in the middle of a term, they are replaced by the City Council rather than through a special election.

Herbig said Superintendent Mary Alice McLean and board Chairman Ryan Otis had told her in a conversation before the council meeting that Solebello’s resignation was effective immediately. The term expires in 2023.

The city will advertise for the position until Monday, Jan. 24, and then hold interviews Feb. 1, a day the council is scheduled to meet in the evening. Herbig said councilors could choose a replacement by Feb. 2, when the board starts discussing the new budget. She has had one person inquire about the position so far.

Solebello was not immediately available for comment.

filed under: