Cusick out, as South Bethany seeks new town manager

The Town of South Bethany is looking for a new leader for Town Hall.

After an executive-session meeting on Jan. 9, the town council voted to terminate the contract of Mel Cusick, ending his tenure with the Town of more than decade. He left that day, officials said.

Mayor Pat Voveris did not give further details into the departure, citing it as a personnel issue.

At this point, the council does not intend to appoint an interim town manager, said Voveris.

“I have a very capable staff … and will pitch in as needed,” she said.

Applications for the vacant post will be accepted until Feb. 14, and Voveris suggested a new manager should be hired within two months. Applicants will be vetted by a committee that will include Voveris, several council members and a hiring expert. The chosen applicant will be decided upon by a majority town council vote.

Job application and details will be posted on the Town website at and at town hall during regular business hours.