While much attention was given over the past few months to Natick Deputy Director of Public Works Tom Hladick retiring after 40 years with the town, Public Works Director Jeremy Marsette’s departure last month may have flown under the radar.
Marsette, who led Natick’s Department of Public Works since 2014, has been hired by the town of Sherborn as its town administrator. Marsette started his new job on Nov. 28 and Sherborn’s Select Board introduced Marsette to the public at its Dec. 1 meeting.
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The process of hiring a town administrator in Sherborn took place over the summer. Marsette’s varied experience in municipal operations, finance, and collective bargaining negotiations all helped to convince Sherborn to hire him, according to a memo sent to residents. Marsette is a licensed civil engineer.
Among issues keeping Marsette busy over the past year has been Natick’s response to the issue of PFAS in the town water supply and less glamorous work, such as sidewalk fixes and street repaving.
The new job means a shorter commute for Marsette, a resident of Medfield, where he has been active in town government, including as chair of the Warrant Committee (Medfield’s version of a finance committee).
Bill Spratt, director of facilities in Natick, has taken over as interim director of public works.
Marsette’s departure adds to Natick’s challenge of hiring staff, an issue Natick Town Administrator Jamie Errickson has raised during financial discussions with the Select Board and that is not a challenge exclusive to Natick.
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