Oak Bluffs selectmen agreed this week to contract with the University of Massachusetts Boston Collins Center for Public Management to lead the search for a new town administrator.

Selectmen interviewed spokesmen for three recruitment firms at their meeting Tuesday, held over Zoom.

Town administrator Robert Whritenour announced last month that he would leave to take a job as the Yarmouth town administrator. The town will pay the Umass Collins Center $9,000 for the search. The board also decided to do a local search for four weeks first.

“Collins will assist us in doing a local search for four weeks, and then if we don’t come up with anything they’re going to hit the ground running and go broader,” selectman Gail Barmakian said.

Also Tuesday, selectmen unanimously approved the transfer of the package store license for Tony’s Market to new owners, who are calling themselves the Cottage City Marketplace Corp.

In new police appointments, Noah Stobie was appointed as a full-time officer, and Russell Ventura was appointed as a special officer.

A request from the Ocean View to close from Feb. 22 to March 3 was approved.

— Aaron Wilson