FAIRLEE, Vt. — A town official in Fairlee, Vermont, is stepping down after he announced he’s moving to South Carolina.

Sixty-three-year-old Brian Hanson has been on the job as Fairlee’s town administrator since 2015. The Valley News reports (http://bit.ly/2uPy1ee ) he has had to commute 66 miles just one way to work each day.

Hanson says he’s had two interviews for new jobs in South Carolina, where his son and grandchildren live. His last day as Fairlee town administrator is Aug. 3.

Fairlee Selectboard Chairwoman Cathy McGrath says town officials are sorry to see Hanson depart. Hanson was the second ever town administrator after the position was created in 2012.

Selectboard officials say they will be looking for someone who has information-technology skills and who can help with human resource issues.

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