Barrington Town officials are in the market for a new Code Enforcement Officer. The board did not re-appoint John Griffin to the position, and town officials have begun the process to recruit a new CEO.

At a special meeting Jan. 11, the town board unanimously agreed to contract with Benton CEO Jayson Hoover to serve the town on an interim basis at an hourly rate of $30 plus milage.

Griffin has been in conflict with other town officials and some town residents, primarily Seth Olney, owner of The Olney Place, who has named Griffin in a lawsuit.

The board is reviewing a job description for the position, which is a civil service appointment.

Supervisor John Kuehn also asked the board to agree the town should seek a local attorney to represent the town, but to continue using Richardson and Pullen, a firm based in Allegany County during the search for a new attorney. The board approved Kuehn’s motion.