By Richard Rourk
Erwin has moved one step closer to finding its next city recorder.
Longtime City Recorder Glenn Rosenoff officially left Erwin on April 8 to take a similar position with the Town of Jonesborough. The Town of Jonesborough offered Rosenoff, who had been with Erwin for six years, the same position back in March, to replace retiring City Administrator Bob Browning.
According to Erwin Mayor Doris Hensley, the town received eight applications and has narrowed the field down to two candidates.
“One is an Erwin resident and one is an Erwin native,” Hensley said. “They both have degrees and experience in city government.”
Hensley, who didn’t release the names of the candidates, hopes to have the position officially filled soon.
“It’s budget time, so we hope to have someone hired by June 1,” Hensley said. “We hope to have both candidates in soon for a second interview. Hopefully, we will announce the hire at our next board meeting.”
According to Hensley, either candidate will be an asset for Erwin.
“One candidate has a background in planning and one has a background in financing,” Hensley said. “That’s what is making this decision so hard – we really can’t go wrong with either candidate. We really feel either candidate can step in and work with us and the direction we are going towards in the future.”
Hensley is sure that the citizens of Erwin will have an excellent city recorder.
“Either candidate will help us move on in the right direction,” Hensley said. “This recommendation comes from me so I will be sure to pick the candidate that can come in and start immediately without any training needed.”
The Town of Erwin BMA is scheduled to meet again on Monday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m.