WOODSTOCK — Town officials hired Amy Dill as its new finance director.

Dill takes over from John O’Neil, who held the position from 2014 until he retired in February. She will start work on May 20.

“We are thrilled to have Ms. Dill join the Woodstock team,” Town Manager Angela Clem said. “She has experience in local government, higher education, and the private sector. She is an accounting professional with close to 20 years of experience in the field. We are looking forward to accomplishing several strategic goals within the Finance Department and organization as a whole with Ms. Dill in this position.”

Clem said Dill’s background and reference checks provided glowing reviews of her performance in the workplace.

Dill’s local government experience was working for the City of Staunton and for the City of Winchester, Clem said. Dill also worked for Shenandoah University and most recently as a financial operations supervisor for Shenandoah Telecommunications Company.

Dill, who has a Bachelor of Science in accounting, soon will have a Master of Business Administration.

She will earn $70,000 when she starts. Her salary will increase to $73,000 once she obtains her master’s degree.

In other matters:

The town has finalized its paving priority list for 2020.

The list is to include:

• Hisey Avenue – depression at the stormwater structure on the southside.

• Ox Road – from Fairground Road to Donna Drive.

• North Water Street – from East High Street to Foundry Street.

• West North Street – from Lee Street to Summit Avenue.

• South Main Street – Various asphalt repairs due to a waterline break.

“Work on the list is contingent upon the appropriation of funds,” Clem said.

A public hearing was held before the meeting to allow the public to comment on the town’s proposed $12.5 million budget. No one spoke.

The budget is to go before Woodstock Town Council on June 4 for its possible approval.

– Contact Melissa Topey at mtopey@nvdaily.com