Most meetings in Wellfleet are remote only, but some are held in person. Go to www.wellfleet-ma.gov/calendar and click on the meeting you want to watch, then follow the instructions on the agenda.
Thursday, Jan. 18
- Maurice’s Planning Committee, 4:45 p.m.
- Shellfish Advisory Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall basement conference room & Zoom
- Finance Committee, 7 p.m.
- Energy and Climate Action Committee, 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 24
- Maurice’s Planning Committee, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 25
- Planning Board, 7 p.m.
Breaking: Assistant Town Administrator Resigns
Editor’s note: This article was updated after this week’s print edition deadline.
Assistant Town Administrator Silvio Genao resigned during a select board executive session on Tuesday evening this week, after having been named interim town administrator by the board a week earlier. Genao was to take over the job of Town Administrator Rich Waldo, who resigned on Dec. 20 and asked that Feb. 9 be his last day. This week’s closed-door session of the board was called for the purpose of negotiating Genao’s new contract. The members of the select board, Genao, and Waldo all declined to comment on the latest turn of events.
At the select board’s Jan. 9 meeting, vice chair John Wolf said, “We are going to have a pretty big job ahead of us, following the proper procedures for finding a permanent town administrator. In the meantime, we have somebody who has been a quick study and is prepared to take over the reins.”
Waldo resigned after 18 months on the job. Genao was to step in for Waldo on Feb. 10 after serving three months as his assistant. Genao had previously been director of human resources for Plymouth.
“It is part of the assistant town administrator’s responsibilities that in the event of the absence of the town administrator, the assistant steps up,” Genao told the board. “I understood that there was a possibility at any point in time this could happen.”
Genao said he would begin searching for an interim assistant administrator to fill his current role. Genao told the board that his priority as acting town administrator would be to “make sure the ship stays on course” in terms of staffing. —Sam Pollak