WEATHERSFIELD - Township trustees have named former fiscal officer David Rouan as the new township administrator, starting Jan. 1.
Township Trustee Chairman Steve Gerberry said Tuesday that Rouan was selected from 18 candidates who sought the position.
Current administrator David Pugh is retiring. He served the township for many years as both a trustee and administrator.
Trustees approved the selection at a special meeting on Monday, with Rouan receiving a three-year contract at $50,000 annually.
Rouan had served previously for 22 years as Weathersfield's clerk / fiscal officer and township zoning inspector. He then worked at the Trumbull County Engineer's Office with former engineer David DeChristofaro as director of administration.
Gerberry said trustees were impressed with Rouan's experience with budgets, engineering, road work and having worked at both the township and county levels.
''His knowledge of budgets, familiarity with the township and his experience impressed us. We are bringing someone to this position who is familiar with the township,'' Gerberry said.
The administrator position oversees the police, fire, road and zoning departments and the day-to-day operations in the township.
Gerberry said while the trustees are sorry to see Pugh leaving after his years to the community they are glad to bring someone to the position who is familiar with the community and the various township departments.
Pugh, who has served as administrator since 1996, is among the candidates for the county's road use maintenance agreement (RUMA) coordinator.