WARREN, Maine — Selectmen could pick a new town manager as soon as next week, according to the chairman of the board.

A special meeting of the board will be scheduled for Sept. 11, Chairman Doug Pope said Wednesday. He said that is when he expects a vote to be taken to hire a candidate.

Three finalists were selected from the 28 people who applied for the job. First and second interviews with the finalists have been held.

This is the second round in the process of selecting a manager. The board passed on hiring anyone after the first round, which attracted 30 applicants.

Glenn Aho has served as interim town manager for Warren since Grant Watmough retired on Nov. 8.

Warren has a population of 4,751, according to the U.S. census, and is the home of the Maine State Prison and the associated Bolduc Correctional Center, also known as the prison farm.