The competition is on to succeed Barbara Serfilippi as town clerk.

“As of today, we have four applications,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said July 16.

“Anyone interested must have their application in by Aug. 1st.”

Marconi said he plans to discuss the vacancy with fellow members of the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, July 25, with an eye to voting on a replacement at the board’s meeting planned for Wednesday, Aug. 8.

“That way whoever it is will have an opportunity to spend time with the current town clerk, Mrs. Serfilippi.”

Barbara Serfilippi announced her retirement as of Aug. 31.

Town clerk is an elected position with an annual salary —  currently $89,100 — that is set in the town budget regardless of who holds the job. Because it is an elected position, whoever is appointed to succeed Ms. Serfilippi must be a registered Ridgefield voter who is a member of the same party as the retiring town clerk —  Republican.

The appointment will be to fill the position until the November 2019 election, when town clerk’s position will again be on the ballot.

Town Human Resources Director Laurie Fernandez’s office describes the position’s basic function as “to manage the daily operation of the town clerk’s office.”

This is followed by a list of 21 duties that range from “acts as registrar of vital statistics” and “reports daily to Finance Department accounting for fees collected” to “records and maintains deeds, liens, mortgages, attachments, legal documents and provides for the security of all legal

documents recorded, per C.G.S. (Connecticut General Statutes).”

People interested may contact Fernandez at 203-431-2775 or email a letter of interest and resume to personnel@ridgefieldct.org.