Mayo was hired as assistant town administrator in March 2016. The interim position, which classifies him as a managerial/professional employee, pays $2,884 weekly plus $500 a month for the business use of his private automobile.

Assistant Town Administrator Tom Mayo will serve as interim town administrator, filling the seat formerly occupied by recently retired Ted Alexiades for no longer than eight months as stipulated under Hingham's town administrator by-law.

"We'll see where we are in the spring," Selectmen Chairman Mary Power told the Journal. "All options are on the table for a permanent town administrator."

She noted that spring and summer are normally the best times to conduct such a search. Besides, Power said, a number of other South Shore communities are also in the process of appointing new town managers or administrators. "We would be competing with other towns for these talents."

In addition, the town is entering the busiest time of the year with the beginning of the Fiscal 2019 municipal and school budget process and preparation leading up to the 2017 Town Meeting. "It's important that we have continuity as we enter the warrant and budget season," Power said, referring to Mayo's role in last year's budget and warrant preparations.

Mayo was hired as assistant town administrator in March 2016. The interim position, which classifies him as a managerial/professional employee, pays $2,884 weekly plus $500 a month for the business use of his private automobile.

Former assistant town administrator Betty Foley, who served as interim town administrator between Kevin Paicos and Alexiades, is coming back as assistant town administrator on a part-time basis. "The office needs two administrators," Power said. Alexiades will remain on-call until the end of 2017.