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SHIRLEY — In the wake of Town Administrator Kyle Keady’s arrest this week on charges of wiretapping and taking photos and video of unsuspecting and at least partially nude women, town leaders insist that business will go on as usual.

While Keady readies his defense, a triumvirate of officials will guide Town Offices while the future organizational structure of government is developed, said Selectmen Chairman Armand “Andy” Deveau.

The interim leadership team will include Executive Assistant Kathleen Rocco in the board’s office, Town Accountant Bobbi Jo Colburn and Ron Marchetti, a member of the Board of Assessors, Deveau said.

“Everybody is functioning right now and we will fill in with talented staff,” Deveau said.

The long-term outlook for municipal operations is not expected to be decided until after the Town Government Study Committee issues a report this fall.

Officials repeatedly praised the quality of municipal employees and predicted their ability to perform their jobs admirably despite the turmoil sparked by the lurid allegations against Keady.

Rocco declined comment on Keady’s arrest on the urging of state police, but insisted staff will continue operations without interruption.

“What we’re trying to do is honestly take a step back and look at what we can do, because we have a good set of employees here, and then step forward,” Rocco said.

Keady, who was arrested Monday, is accused of secretly recording video of women in the ladies’ room at the Town Offices, using pens equipped with cameras. He also allegedly put one of the pens in a potted plant in one office, and hid a baby monitor above a ceiling in another office, to record the conversations of fellow employees.

He allegedly entered a town employee’s home several times to photograph her underwear.

Keady, of 4 Daniel Road, pleaded innocent to illegal recording, illegal possession of a recording device, and video recording a person in a state of nudity. He was released on $2,500 cash bail, which his mother, Patricia Keady, posted soon after the arraignment Tuesday.

During Keady’s Ayer District Court arraignment, prosecutor John Verner said the additional charges could be related to Keady allegedly breaking into the town employee’s home, as well as additional instances of wiretapping.

Selectmen were scheduled to meet Thursday to determine Keady’s job status.

The worst isn’t over for Keady. Middlesex District Attorney spokesman Jessica Pastore confirmed there will “definitely” be more charges brought against Keady.

Pastore described the ongoing investigation as “very fluid.”

Marchetti served as a transitional manager for about a week in October when it looked as if Keady would be hired as Pepperell’s town administrator. Keady was offered the job, but backed out when contract negotiations broke down.

The town’s healing process starts with the town employees, Marchetti said.

“People are the most import asset our town has,” he said.

The Town Government Study Committee is reviewing municipal operations and its report will help the town move forward with a 10-year plan to reach its goals, he said.

“We need our community to be a self-sustaining community … you have to cut costs and increase revenues,” Marchetti said.

It is possible the study committee will determine the government structure is fine as is but suggest skill sets that are necessary for a town administrator or other department heads, Marchetti said.

Bryan Dumont, chairman of the Town Government Study Committee, said he expects a report to be ready for selectmen in November.