TOWN OF RIDGWAY Scott stepping down from marshal position
by Dalton Carver
The face leading the Ridgway Marshal’s Office for nearly 17 years has stepped down. David Scott officially announced his retirement in February for many reasons, including a knee injury that resulted from an accident in September.
Ridgway could have a new, permanent marshal as early as May, according to Jen Coates, town manager.
Coates said the town will advertise for the position throughout March, followed by applicant review and early interviews in April. The advertisement can be viewed in the classified section of today’s Plaindealer.
“The plan right now is that we’ll do a panel interview process and probably do a community meet-and-greet with the final candidates,” Coates said on Tuesday afternoon. “The goal is to have somebody hired by early May.”
Interim Marshal Blaine Hall will continue his role in Ridgway until the new hire begins. Hall has been serving as marshal since December, three months after Scott took a leave of absence due to an on-the-job injury.
"The people deserve to have good service," said Scott. "With my knee, I can't climb stairs and I couldn't chase somebody if I needed to."