Yes, they should be worried about doing a great job, but trained help for them would be extremely valuable to all of Clarksville. Department leaders have done a great job recently. But the action and results that the citizens have seen from our town councils for 20 plus years has not always been so perfect. It is greatly improved now, soon possibly better with the mass retirements. But having someone get elected and say"
today we do windows- today we do town governance cause people like me" is not better than having a trained professional, as his full time job, working full-time at his Profession that he was trained to do to make the town better and more efficient. Who also has to answer to the people that choose him(town board) to the job and can fire him if he doesn't do it the way they see fit. Clarksville needs good people to be on the town board, but it also needs someone trained to run towns to help.
Department Heads should already have the training to run their departments. If not, then maybe we need to find a different Department Head. Our Town Council should already be examining the budget. I agree that we need someone to tie everything together. We don't need a Town Manager to do that. The job can be accomplished with a Town Executive that has the proper authority and duties assigned to them.