Longtime Fairhaven Executive Secretary, Jeff Osuch is ready to retire, but not until a Town Administrator is found later this year.

Fairhaven's Town Meeting voted to replace his position with a Town Administrator two weeks ago. The Town Administrator would carry more authority and responsibility in town business, however the exact changes in responsibilities will still need to be determined by the Board of Selectmen.

The Board of Selectmen is now looking to hire a consultant firm to help with the search. After meeting with the board, the firm will find candidates and help the town choose the best one.

Osuch says he will help the town administrator for a period before he officially steps down.

The board expects the hiring process to go through the end of the year.