John E. Allan, a member of the Concord Planning Board since 1980 and its chairman since 1989, will likely be named interim supervisor for the Town of Concord on Friday.
He will succeed Richard F. Timm, who last week announced he plans to resign the supervisor's post as of Thursday.
Timm, a former Springville postmaster, who had succeeded Ronald Wendel as the town's chief financial and administrative officer, plans to sell his home and bed-and-breakfast business and move to Florida, where his wife has been living for a year.
As recently as a month ago, Timm was still undecided about seeking another term.
The Concord Republican Committee then chose Springville Mayor C. Murray Regan as its candidate for supervisor.
Allan said he was asked to consider replacing Timm for the remainder of 1997 about 10 days ago.
Allan, 73, a retired salesman, is confident the Town Board will approve his appointment and said he has no desire to seek the office after that.
One of his most important tasks will be to prepare the town's budget for 1998.
As Planning Board chairman, Allan has encountered his share of problems.
Most recently, he and the board wrangled over terms of giving the operator of a gravel pit the go-ahead to start business.
Auburn Aggregates agreed to board demands for a 250-foot setback, instead of 25 feet, from the roadway.
The pit is located near the intersection of Routes 39 and 240.