RUTLAND, Vt. — Rutland Town officials are exploring changing to a town manager form of government after firing their longtime town administrator last month.

The Rutland Herald reports the town’s Select Board met Tuesday and approved inviting nearby town managers to a meeting where they can share their experience with that form of government.

Board Chairman Joshua Terenzini says he likes the idea, but the town should hear all options available.

The board voted unanimously to fire former Town Administrator Joseph Zingale Jr. in September citing “gross misconduct” and “insubordination.”

Terenzini says the town has been operating at “100 percent” since Zingale’s ousting.

The board will host a public meeting Oct. 24 to discuss the issue. Any change to the form of government would have to pass a town vote.

Information from: Rutland Herald,

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