Waltham City Councilor Thomas Curtin resigned from his council seat this week to better position himself as a candidate for a job as assistant clerk at Waltham City Hall.
The seat, which represents Ward 4 of Waltham, will remain empty until the city-wide general election this fall. Residents can contact councilors Thomas Stanley and Joseph Vizard in the meantime with any issues or concerns.
Curtin announced his resignation at Monday's City Council meeting, as he would need to be out of his council seat for at least 30 days before the council could then nominate him for the assistant clerk position. Curtin would also need eight "aye" votes to affirm the job.
Current assistant city clerk Kevin Ritcey will be retiring at the end of June, said Waltham's head clerk, Russ Malone. After Ritcey retires, the council can nominate a candidate and vote him or her in.
However, Curtin already has an opponent for the job: Malone said that Keith Irvine, a local 911 dispatcher, also has his eye on the assistant clerk position.
The assistant clerk position pays around $80,000 for the first year, Malone said, and then increases according to city law. The job's final compensation could also eventually include certain bonuses like longevity pay.
The assistant clerk would serve under Malone, who was recently unanimously reaffirmed by the council to serve for another three years.
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