The search continues for a new general manager at the Clarksburg Water Board.
Board members briefly discussed the situation in a closed session Tuesday afternoon.
Current General Manager Patsy S. Trecost, who has worked around 15 years at the board, is retiring from his post on April 1.
The board has been advertising for the job since late January, and today is the deadline for sending in applications.
However, the board has received a total of seven resumes for the job and may want to allow for more late applicants to come in through mail, said Board President Robert Glotfelty.
Either way, with Trecost's departure looming, the board needs to get moving on the interview and hiring process, Glotfelty said.
"We need to make a decision as soon as we can," he said. "With all the things we've got going on, we can't do this too soon.
"This is a very bad time for his (Trecost's) retirement because so many things are going on," Glotfelty added. "But there's nothing we can do about that."
The board has advertised for the job in the Clarksburg Exponent, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Charleston Gazette and publications by the American Water Works Association and the International City Manager's Association.
Glotfelty said the board would likely meet sometime early next week to continue discussions pertaining to the hiring process.
In other business Tuesday, Finance Director Dan Adkins reported that the board's unaccounted for water loss was around 15 percent during the last 8 months.
During the board's recent evidentiary hearing before Administrative Law Judge Keith A. George, the board reported that its unaccounted for water loss has been as high as around 24 percent.