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MORRISTOWN – The Town Council will interview candidates for code enforcement officer within the next several weeks, Town Supervisor Frank L. Putman said Monday.

Former Code Enforcement Officer Lanetta Kay Davis stepped down at the beginning of November citing health issues.

Timothy C. Tuttle, Oswegatchie town code enforcement officer, has been filling in for Ms. Davis since her departure.

Eleven people submitted applications for the position, and at Monday’s meeting the Town Council narrowed the field to those they wish to interview. Candidates who did not make the cut will have letters sent to them before any final word is made public, said Mr. Putman.

David J. Murray, town clerk, said Ms. Davis was making roughly $37,000 plus benefits.

Mr. Putman said interviews will likely take place on Jan. 9 and 10.

The Town Council also approved a recommendation by Mr. Tuttle to update the computer hardware and software used for code enforcement.

Council members voted to purchase code enforcement software from Business Automation Services, Clifton Park, for $8,400. Two interest-free payments will be made over the next two years.

“We have to think long term,” said Mr. Putman.

The company was not the least expensive option the town considered.

The Business Automation Services platform includes 24 hour customer service and has a larger staff than the other company the town considered, Checklist, which would have cost the town roughly $3,200, said Mr. Tuttle.

The Business Automation Services package also includes training.

Council members also voted to purchase a new computer for the office for $1,050, including a backup hard drive.

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